Lucre \Lu"cre\, n. [F. lucre, L. lucrum.] Gain in money or goods; profit; riches; -- often in an ill sense. [1913 Webster]

The lust of lucre and the dread of death. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

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  • lucre — [ lykr ] n. m. • v. 1460; lat. lucrum 1 ♦ Vx Gain, profit (⇒ lucratif). 2 ♦ Mod. et péj. Profit plus ou moins licite dont on est avide. ⇒ gain, profit. Le goût, l amour, l appât du lucre. ● lucre nom masculin (latin lucrum) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Lucre — Lucre, from the Lat. lucrum, meaning gain in terms of money or wealth.Often it is used in a negative manner, as in the phrase “not given to filthy lucre.” from the Bible bibleverse|1|Timothy|3:3|AV. From this, the term the filthy became slang for …   Wikipedia

  • lucre — LUCRE. s. m. Gain, profit, qui se tire de l industrie, d un negoce, d un travail mercenaire, de l exercice d une Charge, d un employ. Il travaille pour le lucre. il ne considere pas en cela le lucre, il ne considere que l honneur …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • lucre — lu‧cre [ˈluːkə ǁ ər] noun [uncountable] informal JOURNALISM money: • She finally gets her chance at earning some filthy lucre …   Financial and business terms

  • lucre — (n.) late 14c., from L. lucrum gain, advantage, profit; wealth, riches, from PIE root *lau gain, profit (Cf. Gk. apo lanein to enjoy, Goth. launs, Ger. lohn wages, reward, and possibly Skt. lotam, lotram booty ). Filthy lucre (Tit. i:11) is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • lucre — [lo͞o′kər] n. [ME < L lucrum, gain, riches < IE base * lāu , to capture > Sans lṓtram, booty, OE lean, OHG lon, reward] riches; money: now chiefly in a humorously derogatory sense, as in filthy lucre (cf. 1 Tim. 3:3) …   English World dictionary

  • lucre — index boom (prosperity) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • lucre — [n] money, profits capital, cash, earnings, funds, gain, gate*, gravy*, income, proceeds, receipts, resources, revenue, riches, take*, wealth; concepts 332,340,344,693 …   New thesaurus

  • lucre — ► NOUN literary ▪ money, especially when gained dishonourably. ORIGIN Latin lucrum …   English terms dictionary

  • lucre — lu·cre (lo͞o’kər) n. ▸ Money or profits. ╂ [Middle English, from Latin lucrum; see lau .] Word History: In the 1520s, William Tyndale made an influential translation of the New Testament from Greek into English. Many of Tyndale s English… …   Word Histories

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