What does the word lure mean?

Usage examples for lure

  1. Tempt me no more; do not lure me to the loss of self- esteem. – Lucretia, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. They were also timid, though in due time Obed managed to get them to show themselves; for hunger is a powerful inducement, and the smell of favorite food a lure difficult to resist. – At Whispering Pine Lodge by Lawrence J. Leslie
  3. Jerry- Jo told me afterward what the lure of the States meant: it's a provincial expression. – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock