fruitful

  • 1Fruitful — Fruit ful, a. Full of fruit; producing fruit abundantly; bearing results; prolific; fertile; liberal; bountiful; as, a fruitful tree, or season, or soil; a fruitful wife. {Fruit ful*ly}, adv. {Fruit ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] Be fruitful and… …

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  • 2fruitful — [fro͞ot′fəl] adj. [ME] 1. bearing much fruit 2. producing much; productive; prolific 3. producing results; profitable [a fruitful plan] SYN. FERTILE fruitfully adv. fruitfulness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 3fruitful — index fertile, gainful, lucrative, operative, productive, profitable, prolific, successful Burton s Legal T …

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  • 4fruitful — c.1300, of trees, from FRUIT (Cf. fruit) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Fruitfully; fruitfulness. Of animals or persons from early 16c.; of immaterial things from 1530s …

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  • 5fruitful — fecund, prolific, *fertile Analogous words: reproducing or reproductive, propagating, breeding (see corresponding verbs at GENERATE): bearing, producing or productive, yielding (see corresponding verbs at BEAR): teeming, abounding (see TEEM):… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6fruitful — [adj] productive abounding, abundant, advantageous, beneficial, blooming, blossoming, breeding, childing, conducive, copious, effective, fecund, fertile, flourishing, flush, fructiferous, gainful, plenteous, plentiful, profitable, profuse,… …

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  • 7fruitful — ► ADJECTIVE 1) producing much fruit; fertile. 2) producing good results; productive. DERIVATIVES fruitfully adverb fruitfulness noun …

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  • 8fruitful — [[t]fru͟ːtfʊl[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is fruitful produces good and useful results. We had a long, happy, fruitful relationship... The talks had been fruitful, but much remained to be done. Syn: successful Derived words: fruitfully ADV… …

    English dictionary

  • 9fruitful — fruit|ful [ˈfru:tfəl] adj 1.) producing good results ≠ ↑fruitless ▪ Today s meeting proved more fruitful than last week s. ▪ a busy and fruitful time ▪ Annual business reports were a fruitful source of information. 2.) literary land that is… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10fruitful — fruitfully, adv. fruitfulness, n. /frooht feuhl/, adj. 1. producing good results; beneficial; profitable: fruitful investigations. 2. abounding in fruit, as trees or other plants; bearing fruit abundantly. 3. producing an abundant growth, as of… …

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  • 11fruitful — adjective 1 something you do that is fruitful has good results: Today s meeting proved more fruitful than last week s. opposite fruitless 2 literary land that is fruitful produces a lot of corn, vegetables, fruit etc fruitfully adverb… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12fruitful — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ particularly …

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  • 13fruitful — fruit|ful [ frutfəl ] adjective * 1. ) producing good results: This area of enquiry did finally prove fruitful. We have had a friendly and very fruitful discussion. ─ opposite FRUITLESS 2. ) LITERARY producing a lot of crops or fruit a ) LITERARY …

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  • 14fruitful — adjective 1) a fruitful tree Syn: fertile, fecund, prolific, high yielding; fruit bearing, fruiting See note at fertile Ant: barren 2) fruitful discussions …

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  • 15fruitful */ — UK [ˈfruːtf(ə)l] / US [ˈfrutfəl] adjective 1) producing good results This area of enquiry did finally prove fruitful. We have had a friendly and very fruitful discussion. 2) literary producing a lot of crops or fruit 3) literary producing a lot… …

    English dictionary

  • 16fruitful — adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. yielding or producing fruit b. conducive to an abundant yield 2. abundantly productive < a fruitful discussion > Synonyms: see fertile • fruitfully adverb • fruitfulness noun …

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  • 17fruitful — adjective a) Favourable to the growth of fruit or useful vegetation; fertile; not barren. The extra work in the office turned out to be fruitful after all I got promoted b) Being productive in any sense; yielding benefits …

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  • 18fruitful — [ˈfruːtf(ə)l] adj producing good results Ant: fruitless a fruitful meeting/discussion[/ex] …

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  • 19fruitful — /ˈfrutfəl / (say froohtfuhl) adjective 1. bearing fruit abundantly, as trees or other plants. 2. producing an abundant growth, as of fruit. 3. productive of results; profitable: fruitful investigations. –fruitfully, adverb –fruitfulness, noun …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 20fruitful — Synonyms and related words: abundant, advantageous, beneficial, blooming, bounteous, bountiful, bursting, bursting out, copious, creative, effective, exuberant, fecund, fertile, flourishing, fructiferous, fructuous, generous, lush, luxuriant,&#8230; …

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