What does productive mean?

Definitions for productive
prəˈdʌk tɪvpro·duc·tive

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. productive(adj)

    producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly)

    "productive farmland"; "his productive years"; "a productive collaboration"

  2. generative, productive(adj)

    having the ability to produce or originate

    "generative power"; "generative forces"

  3. productive(adj)

    yielding positive results

  4. fat, fertile, productive, rich(adj)

    marked by great fruitfulness

    "fertile farmland"; "a fat land"; "a productive vineyard"; "rich soil"


  1. productive(Adjective)

    Capable of producing something, especially in abundance; fertile

  2. productive(Adjective)

    yielding good or useful results; constructive

  3. productive(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to the creation of goods or services

  4. productive(Adjective)

    consistently applicable to any of an open set of words

Webster Dictionary

  1. Productive(adj)

    having the quality or power of producing; yielding or furnishing results; as, productive soil; productive enterprises; productive labor, that which increases the number or amount of products

    Etymology: [F. productif, L. productivus fit for prolongation.]

  2. Productive(adj)

    bringing into being; causing to exist; producing; originative; as, an age productive of great men; a spirit productive of heroic achievements

    Etymology: [F. productif, L. productivus fit for prolongation.]

  3. Productive(adj)

    producing, or able to produce, in large measure; fertile; profitable

    Etymology: [F. productif, L. productivus fit for prolongation.]

Editors Contribution

  1. productive

    The ability and power to produce easily, effectively and efficiently.

    The employees were so productive that they all were given a day off work to celebrate their collective achievement.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 22, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'productive' in Adjectives Frequency: #803

How to pronounce productive?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say productive in sign language?

  1. productive


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of productive in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of productive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of productive in a Sentence

  1. Akron School Superintendent Kevin Shanley:

    Over the past few days, we've been having some productive and enlightening conversations within our district.

  2. Maja Lalic:

    It's a roof for many different activities, it's basically connecting creative people of very different disciplines but with a similar goal and desire to be productive and constructive.

  3. Andrea Thompson:

    I've told the deputy foreign minister if and when it's appropriate and they have tangible next steps, that I'm willing to talk, but to come to the table and hear the same story line from the past five years isn't a productive use of our time.

  4. Michelle Lujan Grisham:

    It sounds to me like they're trying to keep a productive process from occurring.

  5. John Kerry:

    Today's productive meetings underscore both the enduring nature of the U.S.-Afghan friendship and the extent to which we have grown even closer after 14 years of shared sacrifice.

Images & Illustrations of productive

  1. productiveproductiveproductiveproductiveproductive

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for productive

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for productive »


Find a translation for the productive definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these productive definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"productive." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 29 May 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/productive>.

Are we missing a good definition for productive? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for productive:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.