The definition of lucrative is something that can lead to a lot of profit or wealth or that has led to a great deal of profit or wealth.
An example of lucrative was the invention of Facebook.
producing wealth or profit; profitable; remunerative: a lucrative investment
Origin of lucrativeMiddle English lucratif ; from Classical Latin lucrativus ; from past participle of lucrari, to gain ; from lucrum: see lucre
Producing wealth; profitable: a lucrative income; a lucrative marketing strategy.
Origin of lucrativeMiddle 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.
- Said of profession, occupation, position, office, business, deal, etc.