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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"


  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.


  1. fruitful

    Fruitful is an adjective that describes something that produces good or helpful results, benefits, or profits. It can also refer to something that is productive or conducive to producing in abundance. For example, fruitful discussions, a fruitful harvest, or a fruitful life.

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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  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. 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.

  2. Unknown:

    People who are too concerned with how well they are doing will be less successful and feel less competent than those who focus on the task itself... Some psychologists call it a conflict between ego-orientation, or between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation... but in all cases, what counts is whether attention is turned away from the task at hand and focused on the self and its future rewards, or whether it is instead trained on the task itself. The latter attitude seems the more fruitful.

  3. Carolyn Helsel:

    Our colleagues of color are constantly being taxed by microaggressions and the stress that goes with that, so it's important that white people who are not operating under the same stressful conditions to be able to be bold and speak out, so that we can all be as productive and as fruitful in our work as we can be.

  4. Andreas Simic:

    Awaken each day with a plan, retire each day with a plan for the next, and you will know each day will be fruitful.” Andreas Simic

  5. Nelson Smith:

    There has always been communication between lenders and authorizers generally, we want it to be more fruitful and more efficient. Some of the stories about lender-authorizer communications betray a certain informality. While you want a friendly open relationship you need to know what the official record is saying and what decisions the authorizing body is making.

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