adjective fruit·ful \ˈfrüt-fəl\

: producing a good result : very productive

Full Definition of FRUITFUL

a :  yielding or producing fruit
b :  conducive to an abundant yield
:  abundantly productive <a fruitful discussion>
fruit·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
fruit·ful·ness noun

Examples of FRUITFUL

  1. We had a fruitful discussion about the problems with the schedule.
  2. <a very fruitful tree that gives us plenty of apples every year>

First Known Use of FRUITFUL

14th century

Synonym Discussion of FRUITFUL

fertile, fecund, fruitful, prolific mean producing or capable of producing offspring or fruit. fertile implies the power to reproduce in kind or to assist in reproduction and growth <fertile soil>; applied figuratively, it suggests readiness of invention and development <a fertile imagination>. fecund emphasizes abundance or rapidity in bearing fruit or offspring <a fecund herd>. fruitful adds to fertile and fecund the implication of desirable or useful results <fruitful research>. prolific stresses rapidity of spreading or multiplying by or as if by natural reproduction <a prolific writer>.

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall
FRUITFULLY Defined for Kids


adjective fruit·ful \ˈfrüt-fəl\

Definition of FRUITFUL for Kids

:  very productive <a fruitful soil>
:  bringing results <a fruitful idea>
fruit·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb


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