2. Producing, or resulting in, good by chance, or unexpectedly; favorable; auspicious; fortunate; as, a lucky
mistake; a lucky cast; a lucky hour.
We doubt not of a fair and lucky war.Shak.
Syn. Successful; fortunate; prosperous; auspicious.
(Luck`y proach") (Zoöl.) See Fatherlasher.
(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.
(Lu"cra*tive*ly), adv. In a lucrative manner.
(Lu"cre) n. [F. lucre, L. lucrum.] Gain in money or goods; profit; riches; often in an ill sense.
The lust of lucre and the dread of death.Pope.
(Lu*crif"er*ous) a. [L. lucrum gain +-ferous.] Gainful; profitable. [Obs.] Boyle.
(Lu*crif"ic) a. [L. lucrificus; lucrum gain + facere to make.] Producing profit; gainful. [Obs.]
(Luc*ta"tion) n. [L. luctatio, fr. luctari to wrestle, strive.] Effort to overcome in contest; struggle; endeavor.
(Luc"tu*al) a. [L. luctus mourning, sorrow, fr. lugere, fr. luctum, to mourn.] Producing grief; saddening.
[Obs.] Sir G. Buck.
(Lu"cu*brate) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lucubrated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Lucubrated ] [L. lucubratus,
p. p. of lucubrare to work by lamplight, fr. lux light. See Light, n.] To study by candlelight or a
lamp; to study by night.
(Lu"cu*brate), v. t. To elaborate, perfect, or compose, by night study or by laborious endeavor.
(Lu`cu*bra"tion) n. [l. lucubratio;cf. F. lucubration.]
1. The act of lucubrating, or studying by candlelight; nocturnal study; meditation.
After long lucubration I have hit upon such an expedient.Goldsmith.
2. That which is composed by night; that which is produced by meditation in retirement; hence (loosely)
any literary composition.
Thy lucubrations have been perused by several of our friends.Tatler.
(Lu"cu*bra`tor) n. One who studies by night; also, one who produces lucubrations.
(Lu"cu*bra*to*ry) a. [L. lucubratorius.] Composed by candlelight, or by night; of or pertaining
to night studies; laborious or painstaking. Pope.