What does fertile mean?

Definitions for fertileˈfɜr tl; esp. Brit. -taɪl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fertile.

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"


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fertile

    fėr′til, adj. able to bear or produce abundantly: rich in resources: inventive: fertilising.—adv. Fer′tilely.—n. Fertilisā′tion, the act or process of fertilising.—v.t. Fer′tilise, to make fertile or fruitful: to enrich.—ns. Fer′tiliser, one who, or that which, fertilises; Fertil′ity, fruitfulness: richness: abundance. [Fr.,—L. fertilisferre, to bear.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fertile in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fertile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Luis Buñuel:

    Tobacco and alcohol, delicious fathers of abiding friendships and fertile reveries.

  2. Omar Sharam:

    It's illogical to have a grand plan for urban agriculture given how fertile the land is in Venezuela.

  3. John McFarlane:

    There's probably more fertile ground internationally than domestically from the early sights we've had.

  4. Cicero:

    A mind without instruction can no more bear fruit than can a field, however fertile, without cultivation.

  5. Samir Bhutada:

    Increasingly, we’ve seen this category being very fertile and growing in quite a few regions across the world.

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