What does the word greed mean?

Usage examples for greed

  1. With frankness they confess- Their only motive is their want and greed. – Early Plays Catiline, The Warrior's Barrow, Olaf Liljekrans by Henrik Ibsen
  2. The reckless trader lets his greed and desire for large and quick profits influence his judgment. – Successful Stock Speculation by John James Butler
  3. Then I began and told him of the Spaniards- of their country, their greatness, their cruelty and their greed of gold, and he listened eagerly, though I think that he believed little of what I said, for his fear had made him very suspicious. – Montezuma's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard