lure: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (loor), [key]
— n., v., lured, lur•ing.
  1. anything that attracts, entices, or allures.
  2. the power of attracting or enticing.
  3. a decoy; live or esp. artificial bait used in fishing or trapping.
  4. a feathered decoy for attracting a hawk, swung at the end of a long line and sometimes baited with raw meat.
  5. a flap or tassel dangling from the dorsal fin of pediculate fishes, as the angler, that attracts prey to the mouth region.
  6. noting a pair of wings joined with the tips downward (opposed to a vol).
  1. to attract, entice, or tempt; allure.
  2. to draw or recall (esp. a falcon), as by a lure or decoy.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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