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Webster 1913 Edition


Lucrative

Lu′cra-tive

,
Adj.
[L.
lucrativus
, fr.
lucrari
to gain, fr.
lucrum
gain: cf. F.
lucratif
. See
Lucre
.]
1.
Yielding lucre; gainful; profitable; making increase of money or goods;
as, a
lucrative
business or office
.
The trade of merchandise being the most
lucrative
, may bear usury at a good rate.
Bacon.
2.
Greedy of gain.
[Obs.]
Such diligence as the most part of our
lucrative
lawyers do use, in deferring and prolonging of matters and actions from term to term.
Latimer.

Webster 1828 Edition


Lucrative

LU'CRATIVE

,
Adj.
[L. lucrativus, from lucror, to gain profit.]
Gainful; profitable; making increase of money or goods; as a lucrative trade; lucrative business or office.

Definition 2021


lucrative

lucrative

English

Adjective

lucrative (comparative more lucrative, superlative most lucrative)

  1. Producing a surplus; profitable.
    • 2013 June 29, Unspontaneous combustion”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 29:
      Since the mid-1980s, when Indonesia first began to clear its bountiful forests on an industrial scale in favour of lucrative palm-oil plantations, “haze” has become an almost annual occurrence in South-East Asia. The cheapest way to clear logged woodland is to burn it, producing an acrid cloud of foul white smoke that, carried by the wind, can cover hundreds, or even thousands, of square miles.

Usage notes

  • Said of profession, occupation, position, office, business, deal, etc.

Antonyms

  • non-lucrative

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External links

  • lucrative in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • lucrative in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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French

Adjective

lucrative

  1. feminine singular of lucratif

Italian

Adjective

lucrative

  1. feminine plural of lucrativo

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