Definitions of snare

  1. To catch with a snare; use snares.
  2. To catch or entangle with, or as with, a noose or net.
  3. To catch with a snare; entrap.
  4. catch in or as if in a trap; " The men trap foxes"
  5. To catch with a snare; to entangle.
  6. To entrap; to entangle; to bring into unexpected evil.
  7. a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a noose
  8. a small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head
  9. strings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum; they make a rattling sound when the drum is hit
  10. a surgical instrument consisting of wire hoop that can be drawn tight around the base of polyps or small tumors to sever them; used especially in body cavities
  11. something ( often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares; " the exam was full of trap questions"; " it was all a snare and delusion"
  12. A contrivance, often consisting of a noose of cord, or the like, by which a bird or other animal may be entangled and caught; a trap; a gin.
  13. Hence, anything by which one is entangled and brought into trouble.
  14. The gut or string stretched across the lower head of a drum.
  15. To catch with a snare; to insnare; to entangle; hence, to bring into unexpected evil, perplexity, or danger.
  16. A running noose or loop of cord or wire, for catching an animal or bird; anything that entangles or entraps.
  17. A running noose of string or wire, etc., for catching an animal: a trap: that by which any one is entrapped.
  18. SNARER.
  19. Noose; trap.
  20. A device, as a noose, for catching animals; allurement; wile.
  21. A contrivance, such as a string, with a noose for catching animals; that by which one is entangled.
  22. A line or string with a running noose to catch small animals, as hares or rabbits; a net; a trap; that which may entangle or bring into trouble.
  23. SNARY.