Definitions for: Lure
[n] something used to lure victims into danger
[n] qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward
[n] anything that serves as an enticement
[v] provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion
Webster (1913) Definition: 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.
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.
Lure, v. i.
To recall a hawk or other animal.
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
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Famous Quotes Containing Lure:
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.-- Edward Fitzgerald (English Poet)
Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness.-- W. Eugene Smith (American Photographer)
The rise of computer crime and armed robbery has not eliminated the lure of caged cash.-- James Chiles ( -)
The money isn't a lure. I've done very well out of this business.-- Julie Walters (British Actress)
The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.-- John Burroughs (American Author)
The elections that have taken place in these countries are a reflection of the lure of Democracy, and the resilience of our men and women in uniform who helped bring freedom to many who never knew what the word truly meant.-- Jim Sensenbrenner (American Politician)
Hollywood held this double lure for me, tremendous sums of money for work that required no more effort than a game of pinochle.-- Ben Hecht (American Mathematician)
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