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ˈfɜr tl; esp. Brit. -taɪlfer·tile
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capable of reproducing
fecund, fertile, prolificadjective
"a prolific writer"; "a fecund imagination"
bearing in abundance especially offspring
"flying foxes are extremely prolific"; "a prolific pear tree"
fat, fertile, productive, richadjective
marked by great fruitfulness
"fertile farmland"; "a fat land"; "a productive vineyard"; "rich soil"
capable of growing abundant crops; productive
capable of reproducing; fecund, fruitful
capable of developing past the egg stage
productive or prolific
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: fertile, French; fertilis, Latin.
I had hope of France,
As firmly as I hope for fertile England. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.
I have had a large, a fair, and a pleasant field; so fertile, that it has given me two harvests in a Summer. Dryden.
I ask whether in the uncultivated waste of America, left to nature, without any improvement, a thousand acres yield the needy inhabitants as many conveniencies of life as ten acres of equally fertile land do in Devonshire? John Locke.
View the wide earth adorn’d with hills and woods,
Rich in her herds, and fertile by her floods. Richard Blackmore, Creat.
The earth is fertile of all kind of grain. William Camden, Remains.
This happy country is extremely fertile, as of those above, so likewise of its productions under ground. John Woodward.
Fertility is the capability to produce offspring through reproduction following the onset of sexual maturity. The fertility rate is the average number of children born by a female during her lifetime and is quantified demographically. Fertility is addressed when there is a difficulty or an inability to reproduce naturally, which is referred to as infertility. Infertility is widespread, with fertility specialists available all over the world to assist mothers and couples who experience difficulties having a baby. Human fertility depends on factors of nutrition, sexual behaviour, consanguinity, culture, instinct, endocrinology, timing, economics, personality, way of life, and emotions. Fertility differs from fecundity, which is defined as the potential for reproduction (influenced by gamete production, fertilization and carrying a pregnancy to term). Where a woman or the lack of fertility is infertility while a lack of fecundity would be called sterility.
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
capable of producing fruit; fruit-bearing; as, fertile flowers
containing pollen; -- said of anthers
produced in abundance; plenteous; ample
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
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. fertilis—ferre, to bear.]
Able to produce.
The period of time in the womans body for fertile production is similar in all women.
Submitted by MaryC on September 5, 2020
The numerical value of fertile in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of fertile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of fertile in a Sentence
Deputy Health Minister Eduardo Espinoza:
We'd like to suggest to all the women of fertile age that they take steps to plan their pregnancies, and avoid getting pregnant between this year and next.
Many people experienced unemployment, very long periods of insecurity or even existential crisis and the result of that is that they developed a habit of' keeping and defending' and are not willing to accept more social change, populism falls on fertile ground, people are very much willing to say' they defend what we have, they defend our culture, they defend our borders,'.
For most of the things children do, parents are responsible. A good seed, noble thoughts and upbringing deeds can determine the character and personality feeds of our children. The amount of money we spend on them is not funny, to please them that's ain't the way honey! Give them your time to make their life sublime. Children are soft clay, mould them the appropriate way. Let your children's life not be compromised, let them blossom in fertile fields to Get Mickeymized.
In order for the wheel to turn, for life to be lived, impurities are needed, and the impurities of impurities in the soil, too, as is known, if it is to be fertile. Dissension, diversity, the grain of salt and mustard are needed: Fascism does not want them, forbids them, and that's why you're not a Fascist; it wants everybody to be the same, and you are not. But immaculate virtue does not exist either, or if it exists it is detestable.
State courts have proven to be surprisingly fertile territory for this, courts in both Republican states and Democratic states have been willing to strike down maps from the party in charge.
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- плодороден, плодовит, оплоден, богатBulgarian
- fèrtilCatalan, Valencian
- úrodný, plodnýCzech
- ugalkor, emankorBasque
- hedelmällinen, hedelmöitynyt, viljava, tuottelias, vilkasFinnish
- méith, torthúilIrish
- vaisingas, derlingasLithuanian
- vaislīgs, auglīgs, ražīgsLatvian
- haumako, mōmonaMāori
- fruktbarNorwegian Nynorsk
- płodny, żyznyPolish
- plodovit, ploden, oplojenSlovene
- bördig, fertilSwedish
- phì nhiêuVietnamese
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