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Meaning of LURE

Pronunciation:  lûr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something used to lure victims into danger
  2. [n]  qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward
  3. [n]  anything that serves as an enticement
  4. [v]  provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion

LURE is a 4 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: bait, bait, come-on, come-on, decoy, entice, enticement, hook, sweetener, tempt
 See Also: attraction, attractiveness, bait, call, decoy, device, enticement, fish lure, fisherman's lure, ground bait, hook, lead on, provoke, seduce, snare, stimulate, stool, stool pigeon, temptation, trap, tweedle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lure\, n. [OF. loire, loirre, loerre, F. leurre lure,
    decoy; of German origin; cf. MHG. luoder, G. luder lure,
    1. A contrivance somewhat resembling a bird, and often baited
       with raw meat; -- used by falconers in recalling hawks.
    2. Any enticement; that which invites by the prospect of
       advantage or pleasure; a decoy. --Milton.
    3. (Hat Making) A velvet smoothing brush. --Knight.
  2. \Lure\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lured}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Luring}.] [OF. loirer, loirier, F. leurrer. See {Lure}, n.]
    To draw to the lure; hence, to allure or invite by means of
    anything that promises pleasure or advantage; to entice; to
          I am not lured with love.                --Piers
          And various science lures the learned eye. --Gay.
  3. \Lure\, v. i.
    To recall a hawk or other animal.
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