lure
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /l(j)ʊə/, /lɔː(ɹ)/, /lɜː/
  • (America) IPA: /lʊəɹ/, /lɔɹ/, /lɝ/
Noun

lure (plural lures)

  1. something that tempts or attracts, especially one with a promise of reward or pleasure
  2. (fishing) an artificial bait attached to a fishing line to attract fish
  3. a bunch of feathers attached to a line, used in falconry to recall the hawk
    • 1594, William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, IV. i. 178:
      My falcon now is sharp and passing empty, / And till she stoop she must not be full-gorged, / For then she never looks upon her lure.
  4. a velvet smoothing brush
Translations Translations Verb

lure (lures, present participle luring; past and past participle lured)

  1. to attract by temptation etc.; to entice
  2. to recall a hawk with a lure
Related terms Translations Noun

lure (plural lures)

  1. A trumpet with long curved tube, used for calling cattle, etc.



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