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See also: Lure and lurĕ

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EnglishEdit

 
Some fishing lures

Etymology 1Edit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lure (plural lures)

  1. Something that tempts or attracts, especially one with a promise of reward or pleasure.
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  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.
  4. A velvet smoothing brush.
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TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

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

  1. To attract by temptation etc.; to entice.
  2. To recall a hawk with a lure.
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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Icelandic lúðr

NounEdit

lure (plural lures)

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

AnagramsEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

AdjectiveEdit

lure

  1. definite singular of lur
  2. plural form of lur

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Low German luren

VerbEdit

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 NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

AdjectiveEdit

lure

  1. definite of lur
  2. plural of lur

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

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 FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Frankish

NounEdit

lure f (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)

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