a person or thing that tempts, especially to evil.
the Tempter, Satan; the devil.
the Tempter, Satan regarded as trying to lead men into sin
- Tempt fate
Also, tempt the fates. Take a severe risk, as in It’s tempting fate to start up that mountain so late in the day, or Patrice thought driving that old car was tempting the fates; it was sure to break down. This expression uses tempt in the sense of “test in a way that involves risk […]
adjective 1. that tempts; enticing or inviting. verb (used with object) 1. to entice or allure to do something often regarded as unwise, wrong, or immoral. 2. to attract, appeal strongly to, or invite: The offer tempts me. 3. to render strongly disposed to do something: The book tempted me to read more on the […]
noun 1. a woman who tempts, entices, or allures. noun 1. a woman who sets out to allure or seduce a man or men; seductress
noun, Japanese Cookery. 1. seafood or vegetables dipped in batter and deep-fried. noun 1. a Japanese dish of seafood or vegetables dipped in batter and deep-fried, often at the table Language based on temporal logic. “Executing Temporal Logic Programs”, B. Moszkowski, Camb U Press 1986.