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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Al*lure"
To attempt to draw; to tempt by a lure or bait, that is, by the offer of some good, real or apparent; to invite by something flattering or acceptable; to entice; to attract.

Usage: To Allure Entice Decoy Seduce. These words agree in the idea of acting upon the mind by some strong controlling influence, and differ according to the image under which is presented. They are all used in a bad sense, except allure, which has sometimes (though rarely) a good one. We are allured by the prospect or offer (usually deceptive) of some future good. We are commonly enticed into evil by appeals to our passions. We are decoyed into danger by false appearances or representations. We are seduced when drawn aside from the path of rectitude. What allures draws by gentle means; what entices leads us by promises and persuasions; what decoys betrays us, as it were, into a snare or net; what seduces deceives us by artful appeals to the passions.

Etymology: OF. aleurrer alurer, fr. aL. ad) + leurre lure. See Lure

noun Al*lure"
noun Al`lure"
Gait; bearing.

Etymology: F.; aller to go

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The power to entice or attract through personal charm
  2. Dispose or incline or entice to

From Old French aleurer, alurer, from a (“to, towards”) (Latin ad) + leurre (“lure”). Compare lure.

  1. The power to attract, entice; the quality causing attraction.
  2. gait; bearing
    The swing, the gait, the pose, the of these men. — Harper's Magazine.

allure was also found in the following language(s): French

Fun Facts about the name Allure

  • How Popular is the name Allure? Allure is the 20,299th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Allure have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 343 babies born with the first name Allure in the United States. That's more than enough people named Allure to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Allure? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1997 when it was given as a first name to 18 new born babies.
  • When was Allure first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Allure is Thursday, December 31st, 1931.
  • What year had the most people named Allure born? The highest recorded use of the first name Allure was in 2017 with a total of 27 babies.
  • Random Allure Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Allure is not a popular baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Allure: Your name in reverse order is Erulla. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Reuall. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.