[loo r] /lʊər/

anything that attracts, entices, or allures.
the power of attracting or enticing.
a decoy; live or especially artificial bait used in fishing or trapping.
Falconry. a feathered decoy for attracting a hawk, swung at the end of a long line and sometimes baited with raw meat.
a flap or tassel dangling from the dorsal fin of pediculate fishes, as the angler, that attracts prey to the mouth region.
verb (used with object), lured, luring.
to attract, entice, or tempt; allure.
to draw or recall (especially a falcon), as by a lure or decoy.
in lure, Heraldry. noting a pair of wings joined with the tips downward.
verb (transitive)
sometimes foll by away or into. to tempt or attract by the promise of some type of reward
(falconry) to entice (a hawk or falcon) from the air to the falconer by a lure
a person or thing that lures
(angling) any of various types of brightly-coloured artificial spinning baits, usually consisting of a plastic or metal body mounted with hooks and trimmed with feathers, etc See jig, plug, spoon
(falconry) a feathered decoy to which small pieces of meat can be attached and which is equipped with a long thong

early 14c., “something which allures or entices, an attraction” (a figurative use), also “bait for recalling hawks,” from Anglo-French lure, Old French loirre “device used to recall hawks, lure,” from Frankish *loþr or some other Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *lothran “to call” (cf. Middle High German luoder, Middle Low German loder “lure, bait,” German Luder “lure, deceit, bait;” also Old English laþian “to call, invite,” German laden).

Originally a bunch of feathers on a long cord, from which the hawk is fed during its training. Used of means of alluring other animals (especially fish) from c.1700. Technically, bait is something the animal can eat; lure is a more general term. Also in 15c. a collective word for a group of young women.

late 14c., of hawks, also of persons, from lure (n.). Related: Lured; luring.


Read Also:

  • Lurex

    [loo r-eks] /ˈlʊər ɛks/ Trademark. 1. a brand of metallic yarn, made of laminated aluminum foil and transparent film sliced into narrow strips. /ˈlʊərɛks/ noun trademark 1. a thin metallic thread coated with plastic 2. fabric containing such thread, which gives it a glittering appearance

  • Lurgy

    /ˈlɜːɡɪ/ noun (pl) -gies 1. (facetious) any undetermined illness

  • Luria

    [loo r-ee-uh] /ˈlʊər i ə/ noun 1. Salvador Edward, 1912–91, U.S. biologist, born in Italy: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1969. /ˈlʊərɪə/ noun 1. Alexander Romanovich. 1902–77, Russian psychologist, a pioneer of modern neuropsychology. His most important work concerns the psychological effects of brain tumours 2. Isaac (ben Solomon). 1534–72, Jewish mystic living in Egypt and […]

  • Lurid

    [loo r-id] /ˈlʊər ɪd/ adjective 1. gruesome; horrible; revolting: the lurid details of an accident. 2. glaringly vivid or sensational; shocking: the lurid tales of pulp magazines. 3. terrible in intensity, fierce passion, or unrestraint: lurid crimes. 4. lighted or shining with an unnatural, fiery glow; wildly or garishly red: a lurid sunset. 5. wan, […]

Disclaimer: Lurer definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.