Definitions for fertileˈfɜr tl; esp. Brit. -taɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fer•tile*ˈfɜr tl; esp. Brit. -taɪl(adj.)

  1. bearing, producing, or capable of producing vegetation, crops, etc., abundantly:

    fertile soil.

    Category: Agriculture

  2. bearing or capable of bearing offspring.

    Category: Developmental Biology

  3. abundantly productive; fecund:

    a fertile imagination.

  4. conducive to productiveness.

  5. fertilized, as a seed or egg. capable of developing, as a seed or egg. capable of producing reproductive structures or of causing fertilization.

    Category: Developmental Biology, Biology, Botany

  6. capable of being transmuted into a fissionable nuclide by irradiation with neutrons.

    Category: Physics

* Syn: See productive.

Origin of fertile:

1425–75; late ME (< MF) < L fertilis fruitful


Princeton's WordNet

  1. fertile(adj)

    capable of reproducing

  2. fecund, fertile, prolific(adj)

    intellectually productive

    "a prolific writer"; "a fecund imagination"

  3. prolific, fertile(adj)

    bearing in abundance especially offspring

    "flying foxes are extremely prolific"; "a prolific pear tree"

  4. fat, fertile, productive, rich(adj)

    marked by great fruitfulness

    "fertile farmland"; "a fat land"; "a productive vineyard"; "rich soil"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fertile(adjective)ˈfɜr tl; esp. Brit. -taɪl

    good for growing crops or plants

    rich fertile soil

  2. fertileˈfɜr tl; esp. Brit. -taɪl

    ≠ infertile

    ***the time when a female is fertile

  3. fertileˈfɜr tl; esp. Brit. -taɪl

    good conditions for sth to be created

    Areas of high poverty are fertile ground for terrorism.; the fertility of the soil; fertility testing for couples


  1. fertile(Adjective)

    capable of growing abundant crops; productive

  2. fertile(Adjective)

    capable of reproducing; fecund, fruitful

  3. fertile(Adjective)

    capable of developing past the egg stage

  4. fertile(Adjective)

    productive or prolific

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fertile(adj)

    producing fruit or vegetation in abundance; fruitful; able to produce abundantly; prolific; fecund; productive; rich; inventive; as, fertile land or fields; a fertile mind or imagination

  2. Fertile(adj)

    capable of producing fruit; fruit-bearing; as, fertile flowers

  3. Fertile(adj)

    containing pollen; -- said of anthers

  4. Fertile(adj)

    produced in abundance; plenteous; ample


  1. Fertile

    Fertile is a city in Polk County, Minnesota, United States. It is part of the "Grand Forks-ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area". The population was 842 at the 2010 census. The annual Polk County Fair is held in Fertile and dates back to 1900. The Polk County Fair is also the main attraction for the town of Fertile during the summer. It holds many competitions for crops, animals, and man made items.

Translations for fertile

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


producing a lot

fertile fields; a fertile mind/imagination.

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