Lure vs. Bait

Lure vs. Bait — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Lure and Bait

Lurenoun

something that tempts or attracts, especially one with a promise of reward or pleasure

Baitnoun

Any substance, especially food, used in catching fish, or other animals, by alluring them to a hook, snare, trap, or net.

Lurenoun

(fishing) an artificial bait attached to a fishing line to attract fish

Baitnoun

Food containing poison or a harmful additive to kill animals that are pests.

Lurenoun

a bunch of feathers attached to a line, used in falconry to recall the hawk

Baitnoun

Anything which allures; something used to lure or entice someone or something into doing something

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Lurenoun

a velvet smoothing brush

Baitnoun

(Internet slang) A trolling Internet publication.

Lurenoun

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

Baitnoun

A portion of food or drink, as a refreshment taken on a journey; also, a stop for rest and refreshment.

Lureverb

to attract by temptation etc.; to entice

Baitnoun

(Geordie) A packed lunch

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Lureverb

to recall a hawk with a lure

Baitnoun

(East Anglia) A small meal taken mid-morning while farming

Lurenoun

qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward

Baitnoun

(Northern England) A miner's packed meal.

Lurenoun

anything that serves as an enticement

Baitnoun

A light or hasty luncheon.

Lurenoun

something used to lure victims into danger

Baitverb

(transitive) To attract with bait; to entice.

Lureverb

provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion;

He lured me into temptation

Baitverb

(transitive) To affix bait to a trap or a fishing hook or fishing line.

Baitverb

(transitive) To set dogs on (an animal etc.) to bite or worry; to attack with dogs, especially for sport.

to bait a bear with dogs;to bait a bull

Baitverb

(transitive) To intentionally annoy, torment, or threaten by constant rebukes or threats; to harass.

Baitverb

To feed and water (a horse or other animal), especially during a journey.

Baitverb

(intransitive) (of a horse or other animal) To take food, especially during a journey.

Baitverb

(intransitive) (of a person) To stop to take a portion of food and drink for refreshment during a journey.

Baitverb

To flap the wings; to flutter as if to fly; or to hover, as a hawk when she stoops to her prey.

Baitadjective

(MLE) Obvious; blatant.

Baitadjective

(MLE) Well-known; famous; renowned.

Baitnoun

anything that serves as an enticement

Baitnoun

something used to lure victims into danger

Baitverb

harass with persistent criticism or carping;

The children teased the new teacherDon't ride me so hard over my failureHis fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie

Baitverb

lure, entice, or entrap with bait

Baitverb

attack with dogs or set dogs upon