[loo-ker] /ˈlu kər/
monetary reward or gain; money.
generally (facetious) money or wealth (esp in the phrase filthy lucre)
late 14c., from Latin lucrum “gain, advantage, profit; wealth, riches,” from PIE root *lau- “gain, profit” (cf. Greek apo-lanein “to enjoy,” Gothic launs, German lohn “wages, reward,” and possibly Sanskrit lotam, lotram “booty”). Filthy lucre (Tit. i:11) is Tyndale’s rendering of Greek aischron kerdos.
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.
[loo-kree-shuh, -shee-uh] /lʊˈkri ʃə, -ʃi ə/ noun 1. Also, Lucrece [loo-krees] /luˈkris/ (Show IPA). Roman Legend. a Roman woman whose suicide led to the expulsion of the Tarquins and the establishment of the Roman republic. 2. a female given name. /luːˈkriːʃɪə/ noun 1. (in Roman legend) a Roman woman who killed herself after being raped […]
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[mot] /mɒt/ noun 1. John Raleigh, 1865–1955, U.S. religious leader: Nobel Peace Prize 1946. 2. Lucretia Coffin, 1793–1880, U.S. social reformer: advocate of women’s rights. 3. Sir Nevill Francis [nev-uh l] /ˈnɛv əl/ (Show IPA), 1905–96, British physicist: developer of solid-state circuitry; Nobel Prize 1977.
[loo-kree-shuh s] /luˈkri ʃəs/ noun 1. (Titus Lucretius Carus) 97?–54 b.c, Roman poet and philosopher. /luːˈkriːʃɪəs/ noun 1. full name Titus Lucretius Carus. ?96–55 bc, Roman poet and philosopher. In his didactic poem De rerum natura, he expounds Epicurus’ atomist theory of the universe
[loo-kyoo-breyt] /ˈlu kyʊˌbreɪt/ verb (used without object), lucubrated, lucubrating. 1. to work, write, or study laboriously, especially at night. 2. to write learnedly. /ˈluːkjʊˌbreɪt/ verb 1. (intransitive) to write or study, esp at night v. “to work at night,” 1620s, from Latin lucubratus, past participle of lucubrare “to work by lamplight” (see lucubration). Literally, “to […]