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Definitions of decoy

  1. To lead or allure into danger by a trick; entice. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To entice; allure in to a snare. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3. To entice, as into a snare; draw on so as to entrap. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To be allured. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To lure into a snare; to entrap by any means which deceive; to allure or entice. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. To entrap by any means which may deceive; to lure into a net or snare; to entice. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. Decoying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. something used to lure victims into danger Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. Anything intended to lead into a snare; a lure that deceives and misleads into danger, or into the power of an enemy; a bait. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A fowl, or the likeness of one, used by sportsmen to entice other fowl into a net or within shot. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A place into which wild fowl, esp. ducks, are enticed in order to take or shoot them. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Anything used to entice or ensnare. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. One who or that which decoys; a lure. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Any lure that deceives and entraps; a place for catching wild fowls into which they are decoyed; a bird or the likeness of one used as a decoy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Anything intended to lead into a snare; anything that may lead into evil, danger, or the power of an enemy; a place for catching wild fowls. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. Decoyed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for decoy

  1. And in this trap of Iblis was decoy enough for a poor mouse like me. – The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani
  2. Presuming that the hill where this monument stands is that to which Captain Wadsworth was forced by the Indians, their decoy outposts must have been a mile or a mile and a half on the way to Marlboro'. – Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs, Vol. 1 by George Boutwell
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