lucre

  • 1 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

  • 2 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 …

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  • 3 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] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 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

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

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  • 6 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… …

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  • 7 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) …

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

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

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 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… …

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  • 12 Lucre — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Le mot lucre est un terme péjoratif qui désigne le gain, le bénéfice ou le profit. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Lucre », sur le… …

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  • 13 lucre — (lu kr ) s. m. Profit qui se tire d une industrie, d une opération quelconque. •   Beaucoup de peine et peu de lucre !, BÉRANGER Jacques..    Terme de casuistique. Lucre cessant, cas où l on peut, sans usure, exiger au delà du principal qu on a… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 14 LUCRE — s. m. Gain, profit qui se tire de l industrie, d un négoce, d un travail mercenaire, de l exercice d une charge, d un emploi. Travailler pour le lucre. Il travaille moins pour le lucre que pour l honneur …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 15 Lucre — 1 Original name in latin Lucre Name in other language State code PE Continent/City America/Lima longitude 13.94917 latitude 73.22611 altitude 2797 Population 0 Date 2012 07 19 2 Original name in latin Lucre Name in other language State code PE… …

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  • 16 lucre — [[t]lu͟ːkə(r)[/t]] N UNCOUNT (disapproval) People sometimes refer to money or profit as lucre, especially when they think that it has been obtained by dishonest means. [HUMOROUS or OLD FASHIONED] ...so they can feel less guilty about their piles… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 lucre — [ lu:kə] noun literary money, especially when gained dishonourably. Origin ME: from Fr. lucre or L. lucrum; the phr. filthy lucre is with biblical allusion to Tit. 1:11 …

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  • 18 lucre — /ˈlukə / (say loohkuh) noun 1. financial gain: *instead of smoke and fire, they used the age old lure of lucre. The first half of the passengers off the aircraft in a simulated emergency would be given a five pound note, the last half – nothing.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 lucre — n. derog. financial profit or gain. Phrases and idioms: filthy lucre see FILTHY. Etymology: ME f. F lucre or L lucrum …

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  • 20 lucre — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Latin lucrum; probably akin to Old English lēan reward, Old High German lōn, Greek apolauein to enjoy Date: 14th century monetary gain ; profit < wrote almost entirely for lucre >; also… …

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