Lu·cre n. Gain in money or goods; profit; riches; -- often in an ill sense.
The lust of lucre and the dread of death. --Pope.
n 1: informal terms for money [syn: boodle, bread, cabbage,
clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce,
lolly, loot, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels,
simoleons, sugar, wampum]
2: the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of
time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
[syn: net income, net, net profit, profit, profits,
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.