lure definition

  • noun:
    • a thing that tempts or attracts utilizing the promise of enjoyment or incentive.
    • An attraction or charm.
    • A decoy used in catching creatures, especially an artificial bait found in catching seafood.
    • a number of feathers mounted on an extended cable, utilized in falconry to recall the hawk.
    • a thing that tempts or attracts, specifically one with a promise of incentive or satisfaction.
    • An artificial bait attached to a fishing range to entice fish.
    • a lot of feathers mounted on a line, found in falconry to recall the hawk.
    • A contrivance somewhat resembling a bird, and often baited with raw animal meat; -- employed by falconers in recalling hawks.
    • Any enticement; that which invites because of the prospect of benefit or satisfaction; a decoy.
    • A velvet smoothing brush.
    • In falconry, a decoy regularly recall the hawk to its perch on the fist.
    • In heraldry, the representation of a lure with a line or leash at the conclusion of which can be a hawk's bell.
    • In angling, an artificial as distinguished from an all-natural bait; anything to attract a fish that the fish cannot eat.
    • Any means of enticement; something that attracts because of the possibility of enjoyment or profit.
    • An enticing action or show; allurement; enticement; urge.
    • An ancient form of trumpet nevertheless in use in Scandinavia, having a curved pipe a few foot very long, used for calling cattle, and by taking a trip parties as an indication.
    • Same as lore.
    • A Middle English form of leer.
    • In hat-manuf., same as looer.
    • attributes that attract by seeming to guarantee some sort of reward
    • anything familiar with lure fish or other pets into risk so that they can be caught or killed
    • something that functions as an enticement
  • verb-transitive:
    • To attract by wiles or urge; entice.
    • To recall (a falcon) with a lure.
    • to-draw to the lure; therefore, to allure or invite by way of whatever claims pleasure or benefit; to entice; to entice.
  • verb:
    • To entice by temptation etc.; to entice.
    • To remember a hawk with a lure.
    • provoke someone to make a move through (often untrue or exaggerated) claims or persuasion
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To remember a hawk or any other animal.
  • others:
    • To phone; utter a peculiar telephone call or cry, as in attracting an animal.
    • To entice as by a falconer's appeal and call; decoy; entice because of the screen of something.
    • To allure; entice; invite by whatever claims enjoyment or profit.
    • Synonyms Entice, Decoy, etc. See allure.

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