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ˈfrut fəlfruit·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fruitfuladjective

    productive or conducive to producing in abundance

    "be fruitful and multiply"

Wiktionary

  1. fruitfuladjective

    Favourable to the growth of fruit or useful vegetation; fertile; not barren.

  2. fruitfuladjective

    Being productive in any sense; yielding benefits.

    The extra work in the office turned out to be fruitful after all - I got promoted

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fruitfuladjective

    Etymology: fruit and full.

    If she continued cruel, he could no more sustain his life than the earth remain fruitful in the sun’s continual absence. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    Adonis’ gardens,
    That one day bloom’d, and fruitful were the next. William Shakespeare.

    Hear, nature, hear; dear goddess, hear a father!
    Suspend thy purpose, if thou did’st intend
    To make this creature fruitful:
    Into her womb convey sterility. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    I have copied nature, making the youths amorous and the damsels fruitful. John Gay, the What d’ye Call it. Preface to.

    While you, my lord, the rural shades admire,
    And from Britannia’s publick posts retire,
    Me into foreign realms my fate conveys,
    Through nations fruitful of immortal lays. Addison.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fruitfuladjective

    full of fruit; producing fruit abundantly; bearing results; prolific; fertile; liberal; bountiful; as, a fruitful tree, or season, or soil; a fruitful wife

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fruitful in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fruitful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of fruitful in a Sentence

  1. Gene Hamilton:

    We have a number of ongoing projects that will likely soon prove to be fruitful and we are making a real difference for the conservative movement at a very early stage of our existence, i think this is going to be a target-rich environment for us to operate in, and I think based on what we've experienced so far, the future is very bright for our organization.

  2. Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost:

    It's great to be working with Ferrari again, we had a fruitful relationship in the past and I'm sure it won't take long for us all to be working together very well again.

  3. John Steinbeck:

    The fields were fruitful and starving men moved on the roads. The granaries were full and the children of the poor grew up rachitic.

  4. Author Unknown:

    Spare minutes are the Gold-dust of time; the portions of life most fruitful in good and evil; the gaps through which temptations enter.

  5. Anna Bray:

    If you don't feel like the inroads or the transparency or communication and connection with your boss is there to have a fruitful conversation, that can be a red flag.

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