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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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