Definition of Lucre

1. Noun. Informal terms for money.

Exact synonyms: Boodle, Bread, Cabbage, Clams, Dinero, Dough, Gelt, Kale, Lettuce, Lolly, Loot, Moolah, Pelf, Scratch, Shekels, Simoleons, Sugar, Wampum
Generic synonyms: Money
Derivative terms: Cabbage



2. Noun. The excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses).

Definition of Lucre

1. n. Gain in money or goods; profit; riches; -- often in an ill sense.

Definition of Lucre

1. Noun. Gain in money or goods; profit; riches; -- often in a negative sense. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lucre

1. monetary gain [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lucre

lucky
lucky break
lucky breaks
lucky charm
lucky dip
lucky dips
lucky loser
lucky losers
lucky proach
lucmo
lucotherapy
lucrative
lucratively
lucrativeness
lucrativenesses
lucre (current term)
lucres
lucriferous
lucrific
luctation
luctations
luctiferous
luctual
lucubrate
lucubrated
lucubrates
lucubrating
lucubration
lucubrations
lucubrator

Literary usage of Lucre

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1. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan, Josiah Conder (1844)
"Then I saw in my dream, that a little off the road, over-against the silver mine, stood Demas (gentleman-like) to call passengers to DEMAS AT THE HILL lucre ..."

2. Foreign and Domestic Law: A Concise Treatise on Private International by John Alderson Foote (1904)
"(b) CAP. vil. According to the old case of Daniel v. lucre,(e) a release ... lucre were reversed, it was held that a grant of administration in the foreign ..."

3. The Christian Examiner and General Review edited by Francis Jenks, James Walker, Francis William Pitt Greenwood, William Ware (1836)
"... Dr. lucre, und Dr. NITZSCH, herausgegeben von Dr. C. ... von FRIEDRICH lucre. , /<<y' Recollections of ..."

4. View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages by Henry Hallam (1848)
"Robbery indeed is the constant theme both of the Capitularies and of the Anglo-Saxon laws ; one has more reason to wonder at the intrepid thirst of lucre, ..."

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