ETYM Icel. beita food, beit pasture, akin to AS. bât food, Swed. bete. Related to Bait.
1. Anything that serves as an enticement; SYN. come-on, hook, lure, sweetener.
2. Something used to lure victim into danger; SYN. decoy, lure.
ETYM French carotte, from Latin carota.
(Homonym: carat, caret, karat).
1. Perennial plant widely cultivated as an annual in many varieties for its long conical deep-orange edible roots; temperate and tropical regions; SYN. cultivated carrot, Daucus carota sativa.
2. Orange root; important source of carotene.
3. Deep orange edible root of the cultivated carrot plant.
4. Promise of reward as in.
Hardy European biennial Daucus carota of the family Umbelliferae. Cultivated since the 16th century for its edible root, it has a high sugar content and also contains carotene, which is converted by the human liver to vitamin A.
A tempting often sexual invitation hither look in your eyes
1. Something (as an advertising promotion) intended to entice or allure
2. A usually sexual advance
3. A provocative comment or action intended to interest a person in romance or sex is a come-on.
4. A discount or special offer designed to get people to buy something is a come-on.
1. Anything intended to lead into a trap; a lure that deceives and misleads into danger, or into the power of an enemy; a bait.
2. A fowl, or the likeness of one, used by sportsmen to entice other fowl into a net or within shot.
3. A place into which wild fowl, esp. ducks, are enticed in order to take or shoot them.
4. A person employed by officers of justice, or parties exposed to injury, to induce a suspected person to commit an offense under circumstances that will lead to his detection.
ETYM Old Fren. loire, loirre, loerre, French leurre lure, decoy; of German origin; cf. Mid. High Germ. luoder, German luder lure, carrion.
1. Qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward; SYN. enticement, come-on.
2. An object usually of leather or feathers attached to a long cord and used by a falconer to recall or exercise a hawk.
3. An inducement to pleasure or gain; enticement; appeal, attraction.
4. A decoy for attracting animals to capture: as artificial bait used for catching fish; an often luminous structure on the head of pediculate fishes that is used to attract prey.