Definitions

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

Etymologies

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)

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  • IT business is lucrative since 1990s.

    November 20, 2007