To lure into a snare; entrap by some allurement or deception: as, to decoy ducks within gunshot; troops may be decoyed into an ambush.To allure, attract, or entice, without notion of entrapping.Synonyms Allure, Lure, Entice(see allure); to snare, insnare, mislead.To be deceived by a decoy; fall into a snare.n. A lure employed to entice game into a snare or within the range of a weapon; specifically, an image of a bird, as a duck, or a trained living bird or animal, used to lure wild birds or animals into the power of man; hence, also, a person similarly employed with respect to other persons.n. Anything intended to lead into a snare; any lure or allurement that deceives and misleads into evil, danger, or the power of an enemy; a stratagem employed to mislead or lead into danger.n. A place, as a pond, furnished with an arrangement for luring wild fowl into it.n. A pond used to snare and entrap, and also to maintain and breed, waterfowl.