- 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.
lucrative definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English lucratif ; from Classical Latin lucrativus ; from past participle of lucrari, to gain ; from lucrum: see lucre
lucrative definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: 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.