lure

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English[edit]

Some fishing lures

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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.
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  4. A velvet smoothing brush.
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Verb[edit]

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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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

lure (present tense lurer; past tense lurte; past participle lurt)

  1. deceive, trick

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Frankish

Noun[edit]

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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