lucrative

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj lucrative producing a sizeable profit "a remunerative business"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lucrative Greedy of gain. "Such diligence as the most part of our lucrative lawyers do use, in deferring and prolonging of matters and actions from term to term."
    • Lucrative 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • lucrative Yielding lucre or gain; gainful; highly profitable: as, a lucrative transaction; a lucrative business or office.
    • lucrative Greedy of gain; self-seeking.
    • lucrative Synonyms Paying, remunerative.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Lucrative bringing lucre or gain: profitable
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Quotations

  • Kathy Ireland
    Kathy Ireland
    “Because modeling is lucrative, I'm able to save up and be more particular about the acting roles I take.”
  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas%20Paine
    “To establish any mode to abolish war, however advantageous it might be to Nations, would be to take from such Government the most lucrative of its branches.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. lucrativus, fr. lucrari, to gain, fr. lucrum, gain: cf. F. lucratif,. See Lucre
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. lucrum, gain.

Usage

In literature:

The Royal printing-house was perhaps the largest and most lucrative office in the kingdom.
"A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898" by Henry R. Plomer
Girls like boys must be educated to some lucrative employment.
"Susan B. Anthony" by Alma Lutz
Trick number two had been at once even more lucrative and more dangerous.
"The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
The company was anxious to establish new forts and factories in Africa in order to build up a lucrative trade.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 4, 1919" by Various
She must think of something quicker, more lucrative.
"The Independence of Claire" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
A small and badly-kept estate is not a lucrative possession.
"The Gold Trail" by Harold Bindloss
Reducing the coin, though rather a lucrative, was a very dangerous trade.
"The Romany Rye a sequel to "Lavengro"" by George Borrow
There are two grave objections urged against teaching thieves lucrative trades.
"Six Years in the Prisons of England" by A Merchant - Anonymous
By 1785 itinerant dentists had built up a lucrative practice.
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
These estates were extensive, but not lucrative.
"The Poacher" by Frederick Marryat
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In poetry:

No wonder the ancient cultures of conceit
in his technique of unsettlement foresaw
the fall of princes, the collapse of
their lucrative patterns of frustration:
"In Memory of Sigmund Freud " by W H Auden

In news:

Closed shop and surrendered a lucrative vendor contract with Whole Foods Market Roaring Fork on Nov 1.
Such degrees could qualify some graduates for lucrative work without college degrees.
The new acquisition is Disney 's latest grab in an ongoing drive into the lucrative Asian gaming sector.
You're not the only one, and you needn't necessarily seek a more lucrative career.
City's lucrative speed camera program dogged by problems.
The cash-strapped Wayne County Employee Retirement System has rejected a request for a lucrative - 11:27 pm.
Lucrative Afghan Oil Deal Was Awarded Properly, Karzai Says.
But if it turns out the Warner Bros wizards were right, The Lord of the Rings could be on its way to becoming one of the most lucrative franchises of all times.
Goldman Sachs has put its 50% stake in the lucrative "CSI" franchise on the block.
You study and train to enter a lucrative profession, such as the law or accounting, and where do you end up.
Morris got a more lucrative deal and recently has received more playing time.
Delta Air Lines is paying $360 million for a 49-percent stake in Virgin Atlantic, a move at making it more competitive in the lucrative New York-to-London.
Although liguid natural gas (LNG) is a small part of exports, some energy companies are looking to export to more lucrative overseas markets.
Chinese demand for quality infant formula has created a lucrative opportunity for New Zealand - and for suspect operators.
Goldman Sachs has put its 50% stake in the lucrative "CSI" franchise on the block.
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In science:

Ostrovsky ”Lucrative Position.” [Dokhodnoe mesto.] Dependence of the inverted rank on the frequency.
Negative dimension in general and asymptotic topology
Bob is offered the opportunity to take part in two potentially lucrative but somewhat risky games of chance, run by Alice.
Hedging bets with correlated quantum strategies
Schr¨odinger maps there is almost a general consensus that it is not lucrative to exploit the equation in the form (6) and there are several reasons for not favoring a D-NLS.
On Schr\"odinger Maps
And no matter how lucrative such natural gifts may be to those who happen to have them, no one is bothered much by the fact that, actually, only a tiny minority of the general population are able to make it to the respective categories of professional sport.
Difficulties with Learning and Teaching Calculus
Mathematics in order to become school teachers can easily find far more convenient and lucrative jobs, for instance, in the IT industry.
Difficulties with Learning and Teaching Calculus
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