Simple Definition of productive
: doing or achieving a lot : working hard and getting good results
: producing or able to produce something especially in large amounts
: causing or resulting in something
Full Definition of productive
1 : having the quality or power of producing especially in abundance <productive fishing waters>
2 : effective in bringing about <investigating committees have been productive of much good — R. K. Carr>
3 a : yielding results, benefits, or profits b : yielding or devoted to the satisfaction of wants or the creation of utilities
4 : continuing to be used in the formation of new words or constructions <un- is a productive prefix>
5 : raising mucus or sputum (as from the bronchi) <a productive cough>
Examples of productive in a sentence
I had a very productive day.
I am most productive in the morning.
Some staff members are more productive than others.
First Known Use of productive
PRODUCTIVE Defined for Kids
Definition of productive for Students
1 : having the power to yield in large amounts <productive soil>
2 : producing well <I'm most productive in the morning.>
Medical Definition of productive
: raising mucus or sputum (as from the bronchi) <a productive cough>
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up productive? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).