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Lure Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    lure n
  1. qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward [syn: enticement, come-on]
  2. anything that serves as an enticement [syn: bait, come-on, hook, sweetener]
  3. something used to lure victims into danger [syn: bait, decoy] v : provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion; "He lured me into temptation" [syn: entice, tempt]
Lure Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Lure \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 attract. I am not lured with love. --Piers Plowman. And various science lures the learned eye. --Gay.
Lure Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Lure \Lure\, v. i. To recall a hawk or other animal.
Lure Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Lure \Lure\, n. [OF. loire, loirre, loerre, F. leurre lure, decoy; of German origin; cf. MHG. luoder, G. luder lure, carrion.]
  1. A contrivance somewhat resembling a bird, and often baited with raw meat; -- used by falconers in recalling hawks. --Shak.
  2. Any enticement; that which invites by the prospect of advantage or pleasure; a decoy. --Milton.
  3. (Hat Making) A velvet smoothing brush. --Knight.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Lure'


  • Lure: Lure can refer to: Lure (falconry) Lure coursing , a sport for dogs that involves chasing a mechanically operated lure. Fishing lure ...
  • Fishing lure: A fishing lure is an object attached to the end of a fishing line which is designed to resemble and move like the prey of a fish . ...
  • Lure (horse): Lure (foaled 1989) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse . Bred and owned by Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky , he is a son of the ...
  • Lure, Haute-Saône: Lure is a commune in the Haute-Saône department in the region of Franche-Comté in eastern France . The Abbey of Lure was situated here ...
  • Lure (falconry): A lure is a mechanism used in falconry . It is a pair of bird wings attached to an object which is swung round and round in a cord, for ...
  • Arrondissement of Lure: The arrondissement of Lure is an arrondissement of France, located in the Haute-Saône département , in the Franche-Comté région . ...

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* The Moving Finger writes and, having writ, Moves on nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it. - Omar Khayym

* It was a love of the air and sky and flying, the lure of adventure, the appreciation of beauty. It lay beyond the descriptive words of men-where immortality is touched through danger, where life meets death on equal plane where man is more than man, and existence both supreme and valueless at the same time. - Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.


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Lure Sample Sentences in News


  • Maryland seeks to lure anglers to join 'Frankenfish' battle
    Maryland officials are hoping that the prospect of landing a record fish will enlist anglers in the battle against the northern snakehead, a voracious newcomer dubbed "Frankenfish." The invasive snakehead, which can breathe air and travel short distances over land, has spread throughout much of the Potomac River basin in Virginia and Maryland in the last Read more on this news related to 'Lure'
  • Lure Fishing on Large Stillwaters
    Shane Calton seeks out some neglected larger stillwaters with potentially bigger specimens of both pike and perch. Read more on this news related to 'Lure'
  • Pharmacies lure consumers from LVMH beauty retailer Sephora
    * Pharmacies winning cosmetics market share * Sephora estimated to make 15 percent of LVMH revenue PARIS, July 23 (Reuters) - Sephora, the top seller of Dior lip gloss and Lancome face creams, is under attack in continental Europe from far less glamorous competitors: pharmacies. New data shows specialist beauty retailers such as Sephora, one of the fastest growing Read more on this news related to 'Lure'

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