What does fruit mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fruitnoun

    the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant

  2. yield, fruitnoun

    an amount of a product

  3. fruitverb

    the consequence of some effort or action

    "he lived long enough to see the fruit of his policies"

  4. fruitverb

    cause to bear fruit

  5. fruitverb

    bear fruit

    "the trees fruited early this year"

Wiktionary

  1. fruitnoun

    The seed-bearing part of a plant, often edible, colourful/colorful and fragrant, produced from a floral ovary after fertilization.

    While cucumber is technically a fruit, one would not usually use it to make jam.

    Etymology: (1125–75) fruit, frut "fruits and vegetables" from fruit, from fructus, a derivative of frui, from bhrug-; cognate with Modern brauchen "to use", brook "to tolerate". Displaced native ovet (from ofett), wastum (from wæstm), blede (from bled).

  2. fruitnoun

    Any sweet, edible part of a plant that resembles seed-bearing fruit, even if it does not develop from a floral ovary; also used in a technically imprecise sense for some sweet or sweetish vegetables, such as rhubarb, that resemble a true fruit or are used in cookery as if they were a fruit.

    Fruit salad is a simple way of making fruits into a dessert.

    Etymology: (1125–75) fruit, frut "fruits and vegetables" from fruit, from fructus, a derivative of frui, from bhrug-; cognate with Modern brauchen "to use", brook "to tolerate". Displaced native ovet (from ofett), wastum (from wæstm), blede (from bled).

  3. fruitnoun

    A positive end result or reward of labour or effort.

    His long nights in the office eventually bore fruit, when his business boomed and he was given a raise.

    Etymology: (1125–75) fruit, frut "fruits and vegetables" from fruit, from fructus, a derivative of frui, from bhrug-; cognate with Modern brauchen "to use", brook "to tolerate". Displaced native ovet (from ofett), wastum (from wæstm), blede (from bled).

  4. fruitnoun

    Offspring from a sexual union.

    The litter was the fruit of the union between our whippet and their terrier.

    Etymology: (1125–75) fruit, frut "fruits and vegetables" from fruit, from fructus, a derivative of frui, from bhrug-; cognate with Modern brauchen "to use", brook "to tolerate". Displaced native ovet (from ofett), wastum (from wæstm), blede (from bled).

  5. fruitnoun

    A homosexual or effeminate man.

    Etymology: (1125–75) fruit, frut "fruits and vegetables" from fruit, from fructus, a derivative of frui, from bhrug-; cognate with Modern brauchen "to use", brook "to tolerate". Displaced native ovet (from ofett), wastum (from wæstm), blede (from bled).

  6. fruitverb

    To produce fruit.

    Etymology: (1125–75) fruit, frut "fruits and vegetables" from fruit, from fructus, a derivative of frui, from bhrug-; cognate with Modern brauchen "to use", brook "to tolerate". Displaced native ovet (from ofett), wastum (from wæstm), blede (from bled).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fruitverb

    whatever is produced for the nourishment or enjoyment of man or animals by the processes of vegetable growth, as corn, grass, cotton, flax, etc.; -- commonly used in the plural

    Etymology: [OE. fruit, frut, F. fruit, from L. fructus enjoyment, product, fruit, from frui, p. p. fructus, to enjoy; akin to E. brook, v. t. See Brook, v. t., and cf. Fructify, Frugal.]

  2. Fruitverb

    the pulpy, edible seed vessels of certain plants, especially those grown on branches above ground, as apples, oranges, grapes, melons, berries, etc. See 3

    Etymology: [OE. fruit, frut, F. fruit, from L. fructus enjoyment, product, fruit, from frui, p. p. fructus, to enjoy; akin to E. brook, v. t. See Brook, v. t., and cf. Fructify, Frugal.]

  3. Fruitverb

    the ripened ovary of a flowering plant, with its contents and whatever parts are consolidated with it

    Etymology: [OE. fruit, frut, F. fruit, from L. fructus enjoyment, product, fruit, from frui, p. p. fructus, to enjoy; akin to E. brook, v. t. See Brook, v. t., and cf. Fructify, Frugal.]

  4. Fruitverb

    the spore cases or conceptacles of flowerless plants, as of ferns, mosses, algae, etc., with the spores contained in them

    Etymology: [OE. fruit, frut, F. fruit, from L. fructus enjoyment, product, fruit, from frui, p. p. fructus, to enjoy; akin to E. brook, v. t. See Brook, v. t., and cf. Fructify, Frugal.]

  5. Fruitverb

    the produce of animals; offspring; young; as, the fruit of the womb, of the loins, of the body

    Etymology: [OE. fruit, frut, F. fruit, from L. fructus enjoyment, product, fruit, from frui, p. p. fructus, to enjoy; akin to E. brook, v. t. See Brook, v. t., and cf. Fructify, Frugal.]

  6. Fruitverb

    that which is produced; the effect or consequence of any action; advantageous or desirable product or result; disadvantageous or evil consequence or effect; as, the fruits of labor, of self-denial, of intemperance

    Etymology: [OE. fruit, frut, F. fruit, from L. fructus enjoyment, product, fruit, from frui, p. p. fructus, to enjoy; akin to E. brook, v. t. See Brook, v. t., and cf. Fructify, Frugal.]

  7. Fruitverb

    to bear fruit

    Etymology: [OE. fruit, frut, F. fruit, from L. fructus enjoyment, product, fruit, from frui, p. p. fructus, to enjoy; akin to E. brook, v. t. See Brook, v. t., and cf. Fructify, Frugal.]

Freebase

  1. Fruit

    In botany, a fruit is a part of a flowering plant that derives from specific tissues of the flower, one or more ovaries, and in some cases accessory tissues. Fruits are the means by which these plants disseminate seeds. Many of them that bear edible fruits, in particular, have propagated with the movements of humans and animals in a symbiotic relationship as a means for seed dispersal and nutrition, respectively; in fact, humans and many animals have become dependent on fruits as a source of food. Fruits account for a substantial fraction of the world's agricultural output, and some have acquired extensive cultural and symbolic meanings. In common language usage, "fruit" normally means the fleshy seed-associated structures of a plant that are sweet or sour and edible in the raw state, such as apples, oranges, grapes, strawberries, bananas, and lemons. On the other hand, the botanical sense of "fruit" includes many structures that are not commonly called "fruits", such as bean pods, corn kernels, wheat grains, and tomatoes. The section of a fungus that produces spores is also called a fruiting body.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fruit

    frōōt, n. the produce of the earth, which supplies the wants of men and animals: the part of a plant which contains the seed: the offspring of animals: product, consequence, effect, advantage—(Spens.) Fruict.—v.i. to produce fruit.—ns. Fruit′age, fruit collectively: fruits; Fruit′-bud, a bud that produces fruit; Fruit′-cake, a cake containing raisins, &c.; Fruit′erer, one who deals in fruit:—fem. Fruit′eress; Fruit′ery, a place for storing fruit: fruitage.—adj. Fruit′ful, producing fruit abundantly: productive.—adv. Fruit′fully.—ns. Fruit′fulness; Fruit′ing, process of bearing fruit; Fruit′-knife, a knife with a blade of silver, &c., for cutting fruit.—adj. Fruit′less, barren: without profit: useless.—adv. Fruit′lessly.—ns. Fruit′lessness; Fruit′-tree, a tree yielding edible fruit.—adj. Fruit′y, like, or tasting like, fruit.—Small fruits, strawberries, currants, &c. [O. Fr. fruit, fruict—L. fructusfrui, fructus, to enjoy.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Fruit

    The fleshy or dry ripened ovary of a plant, enclosing the seed or seeds.

Editors Contribution

  1. fruit

    A type of cultivar, plant, seed and tree created and cultivated in various species.

    Fruit is a beautiful food and is available around the world.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 9, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fruit' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2590

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fruit' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2018

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fruit' in Nouns Frequency: #906

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fruit in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fruit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of fruit in a Sentence

  1. Raul Castro:

    Miguel Diaz-Canel is not the fruit of improvisation but a thought-out selection of a young revolutionary with the conditions to be promoted to superior offices.

  2. Susan Landau:

    They seem to ignore the low-hanging fruit in favor of going after the thing they've been going after for the past 25 years.

  3. Mickey Mehta:

    Everyone wishes to either become this or desire to be like that , everyone who runs the race will always remain a rat. No matter what you try and be , one day you will see, that you are a unique fruit from a unique tree. You are a special fruit , be specialized, wake up to your special talent , get MickeyMized.

  4. Rainer Maria Rilke:

    Physical pleasure is a sensual experience no different from pure seeing or the pure sensation with which a fine fruit fills the tongue; it is a great unending experience, which is given us, a knowing of the world, the fullness and the glory of all knowing. And not our acceptance of it is bad; the bad thing is that most people misuse and squander this experience and apply it as a stimulant at the tired spots of their lives and as distraction instead of a rallying toward exalted moments.

  5. Frank Scully:

    Why not go out on a limb Isn't that where the fruit is

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