What does prune mean?

Definitions for prune
prunprune

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prune(verb)

    dried plum

  2. snip, clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut back(verb)

    cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of

    "dress the plants in the garden"

  3. cut, prune, rationalize, rationalise(verb)

    weed out unwanted or unnecessary things

    "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prune(verb)

    to lop or cut off the superfluous parts, branches, or shoots of; to clear of useless material; to shape or smooth by trimming; to trim: as, to prune trees; to prune an essay

    Etymology: [OE. proine, probably fr. F. provigner to lay down vine stocks for propagation; hence, probably, the meaning, to cut away superfluous shoots. See Provine.]

  2. Prune(verb)

    to cut off or cut out, as useless parts

    Etymology: [OE. proine, probably fr. F. provigner to lay down vine stocks for propagation; hence, probably, the meaning, to cut away superfluous shoots. See Provine.]

  3. Prune(verb)

    to preen; to prepare; to dress

    Etymology: [OE. proine, probably fr. F. provigner to lay down vine stocks for propagation; hence, probably, the meaning, to cut away superfluous shoots. See Provine.]

  4. Prune(verb)

    to dress; to prink; -used humorously or in contempt

    Etymology: [OE. proine, probably fr. F. provigner to lay down vine stocks for propagation; hence, probably, the meaning, to cut away superfluous shoots. See Provine.]

  5. Prune(noun)

    a plum; esp., a dried plum, used in cookery; as, French or Turkish prunes; California prunes

    Etymology: [OE. proine, probably fr. F. provigner to lay down vine stocks for propagation; hence, probably, the meaning, to cut away superfluous shoots. See Provine.]

Freebase

  1. Prune

    A prune is any of various plum cultivars, mostly Prunus domestica or European Plum, sold as fresh or dried fruit. The dried fruit is also referred to as a dried plum. In general, fresh prunes are freestone cultivars, whereas most other plums grown for fresh consumption are clingstone.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prune

    prōōn, v.t. to trim by lopping off superfluous parts: to divest of anything superfluous: to arrange or dress feathers, as birds do.—ns. Pru′ner; Pru′ning, the act of pruning or trimming; Pru′ning-hook, a hooked bill for pruning with; Pru′ning-knife, a large knife with a slightly hooked point for pruning.—n.pl. Pru′ning-shears, shears for pruning shrubs, &c. [Older form proin, prob. from Fr. provigner, provin, a shoot—L. propago, -inis.]

  2. Prune

    prōōn, n. a plum, esp. a dried plum.—adj. Prunif′erous, bearing plums. [Fr.,—L. prunum—Gr. prounon.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. PRUNE

    A plum that has seen better days: the boarding-house veteran and the landlady's pet; badly wrinkled, yet well preserved.

How to pronounce prune?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say prune in sign language?

  1. prune

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prune in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prune in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of prune in a Sentence

  1. Max Maizels:

    Try laxatives, milk of magnesia or any of the common laxatives, prune juice, or apple juice works to help with evacuating.

  2. Sara Kaplan:

    It allows him to prune his contacts, there was a lot of relief.

  3. Charlie Hall:

    Sometimes pruning occurs, that's where the [ correction in times of stress comes from ]. You prune a plant so that it's even healthier when it comes out from its pruning.

  4. Jennifer Shu:

    In general, the time that I tend to recommend juice is if kids have constipation, and apple juice and prune juice can sometimes help with that.

Images & Illustrations of prune

  1. prunepruneprunepruneprune

Popularity rank by frequency of use

prune#10000#32728#100000

Translations for prune

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for prune »

Translation

Find a translation for the prune 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)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (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 prune definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    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:


    Citation

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

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "prune." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 18 Sep. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/prune>.

    Are we missing a good definition for prune? 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 prune:


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.