- The definition of lure is something that attracts a person or animal, especially something used specifically for the purposes of attracting or baiting an animal.
- An example of lure is a worm used to catch a fish.
- An example of lure is a high paying job that attracts a person.
- To lure is defined as to purposely attract someone or tempt someone to do something, often using a reward.
An example of lure is when you put out bait to try to get an animal to come to your trap.
A worm is used here as a lure.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- a device consisting of a bunch of feathers on the end of a long cord, often baited with food: it is used in falconry to recall the hawk
- the power of attracting, tempting, or enticing: the lure of the stage
- anything that so attracts or tempts
- a bait for animals; esp., an artificial one used in fishing
Origin: Middle English from Middle French leurre from Old French loirre, probably from Frankish or Gothic an unverified form lōthr, akin to Middle Dutch loder, lure, Old English lathian, to invite
- lurer noun
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- a. Something that tempts or attracts with the promise of pleasure or reward.b. An attraction or appeal.
- A decoy used in catching animals, especially an artificial bait used in catching fish.
- A bunch of feathers attached to a long cord, used in falconry to recall the hawk.
- To attract by wiles or temptation; entice.
- To recall (a falcon) with a lure.
Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, of Germanic origin.
- lurˈer noun
- lurˈing·ly adverb