lucre

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: lucré

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English lūcre, lucor, lucour, lucur (gain in money, profit; money; wages; illicit gain; advantage, benefit), from Old French lucre or Latin lucrum (advantage, profit; love of gain, avarice),[1][2] from Proto-Indo-European *leh₂w- (gain, profit) + *-tlom (variant of *-trom (suffix forming nouns denoting tools or instruments)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lucre (uncountable)

  1. Money, riches, or wealth, especially when seen as having a corrupting effect or causing greed, or obtained in an underhanded manner.

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ lūcre, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.
  2. ^ lucre, n.”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.

Further reading[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Noun[edit]

lucre m (plural lucres)

  1. lucre

Further reading[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

lucre

  1. inflection of lucrar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

lucre

  1. inflection of lucrar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative