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Meaning of LUCRE

Pronunciation:  'lookur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
  2. [n]  informal terms for money

LUCRE is a 5 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: bread, cabbage, dinero, dough, earnings, gelt, kale, loot, moolah, net, net income, net profit, pelf, profit, profits, shekels
 See Also: accumulation, cleanup, dividend, earning per share, gross profit, gross profit margin, income, killing, margin, markup, money, part, percentage, portion, share, windfall profit



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

      The lust of lucre and the dread of death. --Pope.

Easton Bible Dictionary

from the Lat. lucrum, "gain." 1 Tim. 3:3, "not given to filthy lucre." Some MSS. have not the word so rendered, and the expression has been omitted in the Revised Version.

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