A worm is used here as a lure.
- 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 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 of lureMiddle English from Middle French leurre from Old French loirre, probably from Frankish or Gothic an unverified form l?thr, akin to Middle Dutch loder, lure, Old English lathian, to invite
transitive verblured, lur′ing
- to recall (a falcon) with a lure
- to attract, tempt, or entice: often with on
- a. Something that tempts or attracts with the promise of pleasure or reward: the lure of the open road.b. An attraction or appeal: Living on the ocean has a lure for many retirees.
- 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.
transitive verblured, lur·ing, lures
- To attract or entice, especially by wiles or temptation: Customers were lured to the store by ads promising big discounts.
- To recall (a falcon) with a lure.
Origin of lureMiddle English from Anglo-Norman of Germanic origin
(third-person singular simple present lures, present participle luring, simple past and past participle lured)