- profitable; moneymaking; remunerative: a lucrative business.
Origin of lucrative
Examples from the Web for lucrative
Dance instructors run a lucrative trade offering private lessons to couples before their wedding receptions, typically the tango.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread
January 2, 2015
Add on some lucrative sponsorship deals with Pepsi, Adidas, and Turkish Airlines, and he takes home about $65 million a year.Is Soccer Great Lionel Messi Corrupt?
December 8, 2014
There is certainly a lucrative yet dignified sweet spot between small time micro-brewer and soulless mass-producer.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama
November 30, 2014
And this week CNPC agreed to buy 10 percent of Vankorneft, a Rosneft subsidiary, which operates the lucrative Vankor oil field.China Is Financing Putin’s Aggression
Gordon G. Chang
November 13, 2014
It was the first of many hits, a lucrative side project that earned Noor around $350 per target.Obama’s Deadly Informants: The Drone Spotters of Pakistan
Umar Farooq, Syed Fakhar Kakakhel
November 12, 2014
It was said that since the 31st of August he had been carrying on a most lucrative business with the Prussians.The Downfall
But his practice as a portrait-painter was not lucrative, nor his popularity lasting.
I 'll not say it will be anything very splendid or lucrative, but something he shall have.One Of Them
Charles James Lever
Foreign trade was lucrative in just the proportion that it was hazardous.Union and Democracy
The most lucrative undertaking in the Colony is that of a shrine.The Philippine Islands
- producing a profit; profitable; remunerative
Word Origin and History for lucrative
early 15c., from Old French lucratif "profitable" and directly from Latin lucrativus "gainful, profitable," from lucratus, past participle of lucrari "to gain," from lucrum "gain, profit" (see lucre). Related: Lucratively; lucrativeness.