(All"spice`) n. The berry of the pimento a tree of the West Indies; a spice of a mildly pungent
taste, and agreeably aromatic; Jamaica pepper; pimento. It has been supposed to combine the flavor of
cinnamon, nutmegs, and cloves; and hence the name. The name is also given to other aromatic shrubs; as,
the Carolina allspice (Calycanthus floridus); wild allspice called also spicebush, spicewood, and feverbush.
(All`thing`) adv. [For in all (= every) thing.] Altogether. [Obs.] Shak.
(Al*lude") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Alluded; p. pr. & vb. n. Alluding.] [L. alludere to play with, to
allude; ad + ludere to play.] To refer to something indirectly or by suggestion; to have reference to a
subject not specifically and plainly mentioned; followed by to; as, the story alludes to a recent transaction.
These speeches . . . do seem to allude unto such ministerial garments as were then in use.
Syn. To refer; point; indicate; hint; suggest; intimate; signify; insinuate; advert. See Refer.
(Al*lude"), v. t. To compare allusively; to refer (something) as applicable. [Obs.] Wither.
(||Al`lu`mette) n. [F., from allumer to light.] A match for lighting candles, lamps, etc.
(Al*lu"mi*nor) n. [OF. alumineor, fr. L. ad + liminare. See Luminate.] An illuminator of
manuscripts and books; a limner. [Obs.] Cowell.
(Al*lur"ance) n. Allurement. [R.]
(Al*lure") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Alluded ; p. pr. & vb. n. Alluring.] [OF. aleurrer, alurer, fr. a
(L. ad) + leurre lure. See 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.
With promised joys allured them on.
The golden sun in splendor likest Heaven
Allured his eye.
Syn. To attract; entice; tempt; decoy; seduce. 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
(Al*lure"), n. Allurement. [R.] Hayward.
(||Al`lure") n. [F.; aller to go.] Gait; bearing.
The swing, the gait, the pose, the allure of these men.
1. The act alluring; temptation; enticement.
Though Adam by his wife's allurement fell.
2. That which allures; any real or apparent good held forth, or operating, as a motive to action; as, the
allurements of pleasure, or of honor.