Origin of lucrativeMiddle English lucratif from Classical Latin lucrativus from past participle of lucrari, to gain from lucrum: see lucre
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; 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.
- Indigo and opium are the most lucrative crops.
- No person holding a lucrative office under the state or the United States, no salaried officer of a railroad company, and no officer of any court of record is eligible for membership in either house.
- Looks like my Internet business is pretty lucrative, wouldn't you say?
- Made the royal courts of law a lucrative source of revenue, but he gave protection to suitors.
- At thirty, still a dependant, without a settled occupation, without a definite social status, he often regretted that he had not " embraced the lucrative pursuits of the law or of trade, the chances of civil office or India adventure, or even the fat slumbers of the church."