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lucrative Explained

lucrative at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


lucrative at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1412, from L. lucrativus "gainful, profitable," from lucratus, pp. of lucrari "to gain," from lucrum "gain, profit." ///

lucrative at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1400-1500; Language: Latin; Origin: lucrativus, from lucrari 'to gain', from lucrum; LUCRE]// a job or activity that is lucrative lets you earn a lot of money// profitable// lucrative business/market/contract etc // --He inherited a lucrative business from his father.//

lucrative at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

23 Moby Thesaurus words for "lucrative":
advantageous, banausic, breadwinning, compensating, compensative,
compensatory, fat, gainful, good, moneymaking, paying, productive,
profitable, remunerative, reparative, repaying, retributive,
retributory, rewardful, rewarding, satisfying, well-paying,

lucrative at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Acquisition): acquiring, acquired, profitable, advantageous, gainful, remunerative, paying, lucrative, money-making.

lucrative at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

producing a large amount of money; making a large profit:
a lucrative business / contract / market * Had the plan worked it would have proved highly lucrative.
lucratively adverb

Lucrative at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Lucrative \Lu"cra*tive\, a. [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.

lucrative at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : producing a good profit; "a remunerative business" [syn: {moneymaking},

lucrative at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » lucratif|lang=fr, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » lucrativus||profitable|lang=la, from Inter: term » lucratus|lang=la, past participle of Inter: term » lucror||I gain|lang=la, from Inter: term » lucrum||gain|lang=la. Compare Spanish Inter: term » lucrar|lang=es.


Inter: en-ad » j
  • producing a surplus; profitable.

    Usage notes

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


    * non-lucrative

    Derived terms

    * lucrativeness

    Related terms

    * lucre


    Inter: trans-top » producing a surplus; profitable
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|výnosný|m, Inter: t- » cs|lukrativní
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|tuottava, Inter: t+ » fi|tuottoisa
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|lucratif
    • German: lukrativ
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|επικερδής|m|tr=epikerdís, Inter: t+ » el|κερδοφόρος|m|tr=kerdofóros, Inter: t+ » el|προσοδοφόρος|m|tr=prosodofóros
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|רווחי|tr=rivḥi

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|arðbær|m, Inter: t- » is|ábatasamur|m, Inter: t- » is|arðsamur|m, Inter: t- » is|gróða-
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|brabúsach, Inter: t- » ga|éadálach, Inter: t- » ga|gnóthachúil
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|zyskowny|m, Inter: t- » pl|lukratywny|m, Inter: t+ » pl|dochodowy|m
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|lucrativ
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|прибыльный, Inter: t- » ru|окупаемый, Inter: t- » ru|приносящий Inter: t+ » ru|прибыль
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|lucrativo
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|lukrativ

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    External links

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1


      * revictual, victualer



    Inter: fr-adj-form » f
  • Inter: feminine of » lucratif|lang=fr

  • Italian


    lucrative {{f}}
  • Inter: form of » Feminine plural form|lucrativo|lang=it


    * reclutavi

  • Category: Category:Italian adjective forms -
    Translation: et » lucrative
    Translation: el » lucrative
    Translation: fr » lucrative
    Translation: ko » lucrative
    Translation: io » lucrative
    Translation: kn » lucrative
    Translation: lo » lucrative
    Translation: hu » lucrative
    Translation: my » lucrative
    Translation: no » lucrative
    Translation: pl » lucrative
    Translation: ru » lucrative
    Category: simple:lucrative -
    Translation: fi » lucrative
    Translation: sv » lucrative
    Translation: ta » lucrative
    Translation: te » lucrative
    Translation: vi » lucrative
    Translation: zh » lucrative