American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Something that tempts or attracts with the promise of pleasure or reward.
- n. An attraction or appeal.
- n. A decoy used in catching animals, especially an artificial bait used in catching fish.
- n. A bunch of feathers attached to a long cord, used in falconry to recall the hawk.
- v. To attract by wiles or temptation; entice.
- v. To recall (a falcon) with a lure.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In falconry, a decoy used to recall the hawk to its perch on the fist. An artificial lure is composed of wings or feathers so arranged as to resemble a bird, secured to a long thong. Some kind of food is sometimes attached to the lure, and the hawk is strongly attracted by it when it is tossed or swung in the air by the falconer with a peculiar whistle or call.
- n. In heraldry, the representation of a lure with a line or leash at the end of which is a hawk's bell.
- n. In angling, an artificial as distinguished from a natural bait; something to attract a fish which the fish cannot eat. Thus, an artificial fly or minnow, a spoon, red rag, etc., are lures, while a fly, worm, frog, etc., are baits.
- n. Any means of enticement; anything that attracts by the prospect of pleasure or profit.
- n. An enticing action or display; allurement; enticement; temptation.
- To call; utter a peculiar call or cry, as in attracting an animal.
- To attract as by a falconer's lure and call; decoy; entice by the display of something.
- To allure; entice; invite by anything that promises pleasure or profit.
- Synonyms Entice, Decoy, etc. See allure.
- n. An ancient form of trumpet still in use in Scandinavia, having a curved tube several feet long, used for calling cattle, and by traveling parties as a signal.
- n. Same as lore.
- n. A Middle English form of leer.
- n. In hat-manuf., same as looer.
- n. Something that tempts or attracts, especially one with a promise of reward or pleasure.
- n. fishing An artificial bait attached to a fishing line to attract fish.
- n. A bunch of feathers attached to a line, used in falconry to recall the hawk.
- v. To attract by temptation etc.; to entice.
- v. To recall a hawk with a lure.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A contrivance somewhat resembling a bird, and often baited with raw meat; -- used by falconers in recalling hawks.
- n. Any enticement; that which invites by the prospect of advantage or pleasure; a decoy.
- n. (Hat Making) A velvet smoothing brush.
- v. To draw to the lure; hence, to allure or invite by means of anything that promises pleasure or advantage; to entice; to attract.
- v. To recall a hawk or other animal.
- n. qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward
- v. provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion
- n. something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
- n. anything that serves as an enticement
- Anglo-Norman lure, from Old French loirre (Modern French leurre), from Frankish lothr, from Proto-Germanic *lōþr-. Compare English allure, from Old French. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, of Germanic origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This lure is a topwater soft-plastic that when rigged with a traditional wide-gap worm hook gives you a Spook-style walk-the-dog bait that is completely weedless (they come 4 per pack, by the way).”
“Just as the lure is about to hit the water, extend the index finger of your rod hand to the spinning-reel spool to stop the line coming off the spool.”
“Deliberately bumping structure with your lure is another crucial tactic, which works because most crankbaits have large bills.”
“If you start to retrieve right away, the lure is almost back to the boat by the time the fish reaches the point of splash down.”
“Plunge the tip of your rod into the water and make a figure eight at the end of each retrieve when the lure is about 3 feet from the boat.”
“A rubber skirt imparts even more action, especially when the lure is at rest, and makes the bait look bulkier to hungry bass.”
“When the lure is about 10 feet from the boat, release the reel's spool and make a figure L or 8.”
“Another lure is the distinctive fragance of the marigold, the traditional Day of the Dead flower still known by its Nahuatl moniker, cempazuchitl *.”
“Yes | No | Report from Ethan3 wrote 30 weeks 2 days ago topwaters are awesome. seeing fish jump out to get the lure is so exciting”
“My favorite rubber lure is a long pink trick worm made by Zoom.”
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