from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Producing wealth; profitable: a lucrative income; a lucrative marketing strategy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. producing a surplus; profitable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Yielding lucre; gainful; profitable; making increase of money or goods.
- adj. Greedy of gain.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Yielding lucre or gain; gainful; highly profitable: as, a lucrative transaction; a lucrative business or office.
- Greedy of gain; self-seeking.
- Synonyms Paying, remunerative.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. producing a sizeable profit
Middle English lucratif, from Old French, from Latin lucrātīvus, from lucrātus, past participle of lucrārī, to profit, from lucrum, profit; see lau- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French lucratif, from Latin lucrativus ("profitable"), from lucratus, past participle of lucror ("I gain"), from lucrum ("gain"). See Spanish lucrar. (Wiktionary)