anything that attracts, entices, or allures.
the power of attracting or enticing.
a decoy; live or especially artificial bait used in fishing or trapping.
Falconry. a feathered decoy for attracting a hawk, swung at the end of a long line and sometimes baited with raw meat.
a flap or tassel dangling from the dorsal fin of pediculate fishes, as the angler, that attracts prey to the mouth region.
to attract, entice, or tempt; allure.
to draw or recall (especially a falcon), as by a lure or decoy.
Idioms about lure
in lure, Heraldry. noting a pair of wings joined with the tips downward.
- lurement, noun
- lurer, noun
- lur·ing·ly, adverb
- un·lured, adjective
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How to use lure in a sentence
Verizon is battling AT&T and T-Mobile, its 5G rivals, to win over consumers with the lure of much faster download speeds.5G will get better this year, promises Verizon exec | Aaron Pressman | January 7, 2021 | Fortune
And he is said to be luring more young Muslims from his home region in the Pankisi Gorge to join his insurgency forces.ISIS Is Putin’s Problem, Too, and This Chechen Is One Reason Why. | Anna Nemtsova | September 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This is not always best for luring visitors to the real city.Can Hollywood Rejuvenate Detroit and America’s Bankrupt Cities? | David Levesley | May 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The park administration has embarked on a slew of tourist-luring projects.Can Gorillas Save the Democratic Republic of the Congo? | Nina Strochlic | April 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
To listen to him tell it, luring businesses across state lines is part of a great American tradition.
Whatever half-answers we got about Terminus raised ten times more questions, luring us deeper.‘The Walking Dead’ Season Finale Review of ‘A’: Rick Grimes Is a Murderer | Melissa Leon | March 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the depths of his being, below an immense horizon, shone joy, luring him onward and brightening as it did so.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
By luring a Gern cruiser here and then taking it away from them.Space Prison | Tom Godwin
There was a booth-theatre fitted up, and luring the folk to its dingy green canvas enclosure.The Cornwall Coast | Arthur L. Salmon
Now it is not to be presumed, that so luring a game as cards would have been omitted in the enumeration, had they been in use.The Book of Curiosities | I. Platts
Annesley made no objection to Knight's plan for luring the journalist into his "trap," which was a harmless one.The Second Latchkey | Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for lure
(sometimes foll by away or into) to tempt or attract by the promise of some type of reward
falconry to entice (a hawk or falcon) from the air to the falconer by a lure
a person or thing that lures
falconry a feathered decoy to which small pieces of meat can be attached and which is equipped with a long thong
- lurer, noun
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