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de·coy

 (dē′koi′, dĭ-koi′)
n.
1.
a. A living or artificial bird or other animal used to entice game into a trap or within shooting range.
b. An enclosed place, such as a pond, into which wildfowl are lured for capture.
2. A means used to mislead or lead someone into danger.
tr.v. (dĭ-koi′) de·coyed, de·coy·ing, de·coys
1. To lure (an animal) into a trap or position to be hunted.
2. To entice or mislead by deception or into danger. See Synonyms at lure.

[Possibly from Dutch de kooi, the cage : de, the (from Middle Dutch; see to- in Indo-European roots) + kooi, cage (from Middle Dutch cōie, from Latin cavea).]

de·coy′er n.

decoy

n
1. a person or thing used to beguile or lead someone into danger; lure
2. (Military) military something designed to deceive an enemy or divert his or her attention
3. (Hunting) a bird or animal, or an image of one, used to lure game into a trap or within shooting range
4. (Hunting) an enclosed space or large trap, often with a wide funnelled entrance, into which game can be lured for capture
5. (Hockey (Field & Ice)) Canadian another word for deke1
vb
6. to lure or be lured by or as if by means of a decoy
7. (Hockey (Field & Ice)) (tr) Canadian another word for deke2
[C17: probably from Dutch de kooi, literally: the cage, from Latin cavea cage]
deˈcoyer n

de•coy

(n. ˈdi kɔɪ, dɪˈkɔɪ; v. dɪˈkɔɪ, ˈdi kɔɪ)

n.
1. a person who entices or lures another, as into danger or a trap.
2. anything used as a lure.
3. an artificial bird or a trained bird or other animal used to entice game into a trap or within gunshot.
4. a pond into which wild fowl are lured for capture.
5. an object capable of reflecting radar waves, used to fool radar detectors.
v.t., v.i.
6. to lure or be lured by or as if by a decoy.
[1610–20; variant of coy (now dial.) < Dutch (de) kooi (the) cage, Middle Dutch cōie < Latin cavea cage]
de•coy′er, n.

decoy

An imitation in any sense of a person, object, or phenomenon which is intended to deceive enemy surveillance devices or mislead enemy evaluation. Also called dummy.

decoy


Past participle: decoyed
Gerund: decoying

Imperative
decoy
decoy
Present
I decoy
you decoy
he/she/it decoys
we decoy
you decoy
they decoy
Preterite
I decoyed
you decoyed
he/she/it decoyed
we decoyed
you decoyed
they decoyed
Present Continuous
I am decoying
you are decoying
he/she/it is decoying
we are decoying
you are decoying
they are decoying
Present Perfect
I have decoyed
you have decoyed
he/she/it has decoyed
we have decoyed
you have decoyed
they have decoyed
Past Continuous
I was decoying
you were decoying
he/she/it was decoying
we were decoying
you were decoying
they were decoying
Past Perfect
I had decoyed
you had decoyed
he/she/it had decoyed
we had decoyed
you had decoyed
they had decoyed
Future
I will decoy
you will decoy
he/she/it will decoy
we will decoy
you will decoy
they will decoy
Future Perfect
I will have decoyed
you will have decoyed
he/she/it will have decoyed
we will have decoyed
you will have decoyed
they will have decoyed
Future Continuous
I will be decoying
you will be decoying
he/she/it will be decoying
we will be decoying
you will be decoying
they will be decoying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been decoying
you have been decoying
he/she/it has been decoying
we have been decoying
you have been decoying
they have been decoying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been decoying
you will have been decoying
he/she/it will have been decoying
we will have been decoying
you will have been decoying
they will have been decoying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been decoying
you had been decoying
he/she/it had been decoying
we had been decoying
you had been decoying
they had been decoying
Conditional
I would decoy
you would decoy
he/she/it would decoy
we would decoy
you would decoy
they would decoy
Past Conditional
I would have decoyed
you would have decoyed
he/she/it would have decoyed
we would have decoyed
you would have decoyed
they would have decoyed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decoy - a beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot)decoy - a beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot)
accomplice, confederate - a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan)
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
roper - a decoy who lures customers into a gambling establishment (especially one with a fixed game)
shill - a decoy who acts as an enthusiastic customer in order to stimulate the participation of others
2.decoy - something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killeddecoy - something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
chum - bait consisting of chopped fish and fish oils that are dumped overboard to attract fish
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
fish lure, fisherman's lure - (angling) any bright artificial bait consisting of plastic or metal mounted with hooks and trimmed with feathers
ground bait - bait scattered on the water to attract fish
stool pigeon - a dummy pigeon used to decoy others
trap - a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
Verb1.decoy - lure or entrap with or as if with a decoy
entice, lure, tempt - provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion; "He lured me into temptation"

decoy

noun
1. lure, attraction, bait, trap, inducement, enticement, ensnarement He acted as a decoy to draw the dogs' attention away from the children.
verb
1. lure, tempt, entice, seduce, deceive, allure, ensnare, entrap, inveigle They used flares to decoy enemy missiles.
Translations
شَرَك، إغْواء
lákadlonávnada
lokkedue
tálbeita
lamatasmāneklisslazds

decoy

A. [ˈdiːkɔɪ] N (= bird) (artificial) → señuelo m, reclamo m; (live) → cimbel m, señuelo m, reclamo m (fig) (= bait) → cebo m, señuelo m
B. [dɪˈkɔɪ] VTatraer (con señuelo)
C. [ˈdiːkɔɪ] CPD decoy duck Npato m de reclamo

decoy

[ˈdiːkɔɪ] n (to divert people's attention)leurre m
modif [car] → leurre
decoy duck → leurre m

decoy

n (lit, fig)Köder m; (person) → Lockvogel m; to act as a decoyals Köder fungieren, Lockvogel spielen; police decoyLockvogel mder Polizei; decoy manoeuvre (Brit) or maneuver (US) → Falle f
vt personlocken; to decoy somebody into doing somethingjdn durch Lockmittel dazu bringen, etw zu tun

decoy

[ˈdiːkɔɪ] n (bird) → (uccello da) richiamo (fig) (bait, thing) → tranello; (person) → esca
police decoy → poliziotto in borghese (usato come esca)

decoy

(ˈdiːkoi) noun
anything intended to lead someone or something into a trap. The policewoman acted as a decoy when the police were trying to catch the murderer.
References in classic literature ?
It seems to be a provision of Nature; a decoy to secure mothers for the race.
A philanthropist and friend of labor bishop--a Civic Federation decoy duck for the chloroforming of the wage-working- man
It hasn't any beginning, nor any middle, but there will be a thrilling ending, something like this: let me see; joy, boy, toy, ahoy, decoy, alloy:--
One morning as he was hobbling through the streets he met his old enemy prowling to see if she could find anyone to decoy.
And that thou mayest clearly see this, say, Anselmo, hast thou not told me that I must force my suit upon a modest woman, decoy one that is virtuous, make overtures to one that is pure-minded, pay court to one that is prudent?
At least," said he, "you will no longer decoy any one here.
He now declared his intention to remain on board of the ship until daylight, to decoy as many of the savages on board as possible, then to set fire to the powder magazine, and terminate his life by a signal of vengeance.
The idea of using her as a decoy was clearly already in his mind, though he may not have been certain how the details of his plot were to be arranged.
I agreed with him as to the utter impossibility of making it elevenpence ha'penny; but at the same time I resolved to one day decoy him to an eating-house I remembered near Covent Garden, where the waiter, for the better discharge of his duties, goes about in his shirt-sleeves--and very dirty sleeves they are, too, when it gets near the end of the month.
My husband told you, and sent you to decoy me back.
Hicking heartened me like a cordial, for I saw in them at once the engine and decoy by which David should procure his outfit.
The bird-trap was quite empty, as he had caught nothing, and he had to kill a pied Partridge, which he had tamed for a decoy.