See also: Lure and lurĕ

English

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Some fishing lures

Etymology 1

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From Anglo-Norman lure, from Old French loirre (Modern French leurre), from Frankish *lōþr, from Proto-Germanic *lōþr-. Compare English allure, also from Old French.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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lure (plural lures)

  1. (also figurative) 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. (falconry) A bunch of feathers attached to a line, used in falconry to recall the hawk.
    • c. 1590–1592 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Taming of the Shrew”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act IV, scene i], page 222:
      My Faulcon now is ſharpe and paſſing emptie, / And til ſhe ſtoope ſhe muſt not be full gorg'd, / For then ſhe never lookes upon her lure.
  4. A velvet smoothing brush.[1]
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Verb

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lure (third-person singular simple present lures, present participle luring, simple past and past participle lured)

  1. (intransitive) To attract by temptation, appeal, or guile.
    Synonym: entice
  2. (transitive) To attract fish with a lure.
  3. (transitive, falconry) To recall a hawk with a lure.
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Etymology 2

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Borrowed from Icelandic lúðr.

Noun

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lure (plural lures)

  1. (music) Alternative form of lur

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  1. ^ Edward H[enry] Knight (1877) “Lure”, in Knight’s American Mechanical Dictionary. [], volumes II (GAS–REA), New York, N.Y.: Hurd and Houghton [], →OCLC.

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Norwegian Bokmål

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Etymology 1

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Adjective

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lure

  1. definite singular of lur
  2. plural of lur

Etymology 2

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From Middle Low German luren.

Verb

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lure (imperative lur, present tense lurer, passive lures, simple past lurte, past participle lurt, present participle lurende)

  1. to deceive, trick
  2. to lurk
  3. to wonder ( / about)

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Norwegian Nynorsk

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Etymology 1

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Adjective

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lure

  1. definite of lur
  2. plural of lur

Etymology 2

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Verb

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lure (present tense lurar or lurer, past tense lura or lurte, past participle lura or lurt, present participle lurande, imperative lur)

  1. Alternative form of lura

Old French

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Etymology

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From Frankish.

Noun

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lure oblique singularf (oblique plural lures, nominative singular lure, nominative plural lures)

  1. lure (bunch of feathers attached to a line, used in falconry to recall the hawk)

Descendants

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  • English: lure

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