lucrative was our Word of the Day on 03/11/2015. Hear the podcast!
Theme music by Joshua Stamper ©2006 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP
Examples of lucrative in a Sentence
- Their success has given Gladwell an active, and extremely lucrative, second career as a public speaker. Much in demand, he is paid in the neighborhood of $40,000 per lecture. —Rachel Donadio, New York Times Book Review, 5 Feb. 2006
- Clubs take care of their star and other best players first, paying them lucrative salaries. By the time they get to the bottom half of the roster, they would not have enough money left to pay veterans worthwhile salaries … —Murray Chass, New York Times, 16 Aug. 1994
- Since the health care industry is lucrative and largely insulated from the usual disciplines of the marketplace, it has been able to absorb an ever-growing fraction of the gross domestic product. —Marcia Angell, New England Journal of Medicine, 17 June 1993
- The learned profession of the law was certainly not behind any other learned profession in its Bacchanalian propensities; neither was Mr. Stryver, already fast shouldering his way to a large and lucrative practice, behind his compeers in this particular, any more than in the drier parts of the legal race. —Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, 1859
The business has proved to be highly lucrative.
the hired gun's mission was to turn the failing store into a lucrative operation
Recent Examples of lucrative from the Web
The company bowed to the pressure, leaving a lucrative business to Amazon and Microsoft.
Facebook, on the other hand, has built a sprawling, lucrative advertising business that shows ads to users based on data gathered about their activities.
One problem for Ingram, though, is that running backs have not been receiving lucrative deals relative to other positions as teams have started to pass more.
These investors have proved with the rejection of lucrative deals that this was always only about them.
The series has strong international deals as well as a lucrative off-network syndication deal.
Biogen had a lucrative hemophilia business but spun it out in 2017 in another effort to please shareholders.
All in a day’s work for women like Song; women who have leveraged their own brand—i.e., themselves—and turned photos of their outfits into thriving, modern, very lucrative businesses.
More than 500 people have contacted state agronomist Rob Carter about hemp, many of them eager to access lucrative cannabidiol oil markets.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'lucrative.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
LUCRATIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lucrative for English Language Learners
: producing money or wealth
legal Definition of lucrative
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up lucrative? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).