from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To write in a scholarly fashion; produce scholarship.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To work diligently by artificial light; to study at night.
- v. To work or write like a scholar.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To study by candlelight or a lamp; to study by night.
- transitive v. To elaborate, perfect, or compose, by night study or by laborious endeavor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To study earnestly or laboriously, as by candle-light; think closely or seriously; meditate.
- To elaborate, as by laborious night study.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
Latin lūcubrāre, lūcubrāt-, to work at night by lamplight; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin lūcubrātus, perfect passive participle of lūcubrō ("work by candlelight"), from lūx ("light"). (Wiktionary)