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Definition of "lure" [lure]

  • Something that tempts or attracts with the promise of pleasure or reward. (noun)
  • An attraction or appeal. (noun)
  • A decoy used in catching animals, especially an artificial bait used in catching fish. (noun)
  • A bunch of feathers attached to a long cord, used in falconry to recall the hawk. (noun)
  • To attract by wiles or temptation; entice. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lure" in a sentence
  • "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."