Lucrative meaning

lo͝okrə-tĭv
Producing wealth; profitable.

A lucrative income; a lucrative marketing strategy.

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Producing wealth or profit; profitable; remunerative.

A lucrative investment.

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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.

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Origin of lucrative

  • Middle English lucratif from Old French from Latin lucrātīvus from lucrātus past participle of lucrārī to profit from lucrum profit lau- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French lucratif, from Latin lucrativus (“profitable"), from lucratus, past participle of lucror (“I gain"), from lucrum (“gain"). See Spanish lucrar.

    From Wiktionary