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NOUN (2)

1. a beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot);
[syn: decoy, steerer]

2. something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed;
[syn: bait, decoy, lure]


VERB (1)

1. lure or entrap with or as if with a decoy;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Decoy \De*coy"\, n. 1. Anything intended to lead into a snare; a lure that deceives and misleads into danger, or into the power of an enemy; a bait. [1913 Webster] 2. A fowl, or the likeness of one, used by sportsmen to entice other fowl into a net or within shot. [1913 Webster] 3. A place into which wild fowl, esp. ducks, are enticed in order to take or shoot them. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Decoy \De*coy"\ (d[-e]*koi"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Decoyed (-koid"); p. pr. & vb. n. Decoying.] [Pref. de- + coy; orig., to quiet, soothe, caress, entice. See Coy.] To lead into danger by artifice; to lure into a net or snare; to entrap; to insnare; to allure; to entice; as, to decoy troops into an ambush; to decoy ducks into a net. [1913 Webster] Did to a lonely cot his steps decoy. --Thomson. [1913 Webster] E'en while fashion's brightest arts decoy, The heart, distrusting, asks if this be joy. --Goldsmith. Syn: To entice; tempt; allure; lure. See Allure. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

decoy n 1: a beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot) [syn: decoy, steerer] 2: something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed [syn: bait, decoy, lure] v 1: lure or entrap with or as if with a decoy
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

98 Moby Thesaurus words for "decoy": Dionaea, agent provocateur, allure, allurement, attract, attraction, bait, bait the hook, baited trap, birdlime, blandish, booby trap, by-bidder, cajole, capper, catch, catch out, charm, chicane, chicanery, coax, come-on, come-on man, deadfall, deathtrap, deceive, deception, decoy duck, delude, draw, draw in, draw on, drawcard, drawing, drawing card, endearment, enmesh, ensnare, ensnarl, entangle, entice, enticement, entoil, entrap, enweb, firetrap, flirt, flirt with, flytrap, gin, give the come-on, ground bait, hook, hook in, induce, inducement, inveigle, inveiglement, lead on, lime, lure, mesh, mine, mislead, mole trap, mousetrap, net, noose, offer bait to, pitfall, plant, rattrap, rope in, seduce, seducement, set gun, shill, snare, snarl, sniggle, spread the toils, spring gun, stall, stool pigeon, stoolie, suck in, tangle, tempt, temptation, toll, trap, trapfall, trick, trickery, trip, wile, wind, woo
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

DECOY. A pond used for the breeding and maintenance of water-fowl. 11 Mod. 74, 130; S. C. 3 Salk. 9; Holt, 14 11 East, 571.