Definition of fruitful in English:

fruitful

adjective

  • 1(of a tree, plant, or land) producing much fruit; fertile.

    ‘this seed will grow into a lovely fruitful tree’
    • ‘And it reminded me of how God says in the Bible that sometimes a tree needs to be pruned to be fruitful.’
    • ‘It was seen in the region of Dobrudja, Norteastern Bulgaria, which has always been taken as an example of fruitful land.’
    • ‘Perhaps it is not insignificant that, standing under E. Foecunda, the fruitful eucalypt, the nameless stranger offers Ellen an apple.’
    • ‘Bourg's experimental results have shown that flowers that receive pollen from other plants are more fruitful than those fertilized by their own pollen.’
    • ‘A barren fig tree takes up valuable garden space and nutrients that fruitful trees can use.’
    • ‘The pictures show squares within squares - the water-holding depressions that in ancient times made the gardens fruitful.’
    • ‘Additionally, a player may sell a plot of land for a tidy profit, useful in the later stages of the game where the most fruitful tracts of land have been claimed.’
    • ‘The land that he bought from the great house is very fruitful, yielding more harvest than his own land.’
    • ‘But where to plant this potentially fruitful tree?’
    • ‘In order to have a fruitful crop, first there must be rich, fertile soil, and then whatever is sown will not be wasted.’
    • ‘He turns rivers into a desert, springs of water into thirsty ground, a fruitful land into a salty waste, because of the wickedness of its inhabitants.’
    • ‘The hundred or so windows overlook 300 metres of lake frontage, an orchard of cherry, apple and pear trees, and an avenue of fruitful walnut trees.’
    • ‘The holy Abbot Barrind has just visited the Promised Land of the Saints, a beautiful place of flowers and fruitful trees.’
    • ‘No need to worry over wheat when you're harvesting barley, and maize isn't going to be as fruitful when it's time to sow fallow.’
    • ‘The rolling green pastures were now dust, plumes of brown and yellow swirling over a land which was once so rich and fruitful.’
    • ‘Babylon's aggression is portrayed as a hot wind that will blow across Judah, rendering fruitful land barren and laying waste to cities.’
    • ‘The Arabs of Madînah used to fecundate their palm-trees in order to make them more fruitful.’
    • ‘During the reign of King Rosen the land was rich and fruitful.’
    • ‘To be fruitful, a cacao tree must get individual attention - something the family farm and the small farmer are best suited to provide.’
    fruit-bearing, fructiferous, fruiting
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    1. 1.1 Producing good or helpful results; productive.
      ‘memoirs can be a fruitful source of information’
      • ‘The results of this study suggest several potentially fruitful avenues for future exploration.’
      • ‘So, it's not a very fruitful discussion to figure out.’
      • ‘A lesser concentration of the form a family takes and more on what it does might prove more fruitful.’
      • ‘One would like to see them in a condition of fruitful collaboration.’
      • ‘I found this point particularly fruitful in approaching these two Chinese American women writers.’
      • ‘New research initiatives have been particularly fruitful with the smaller cats of the world.’
      • ‘Nevertheless, I think that Davis' basic approach of isolating subsystems of causation is extremely fruitful.’
      • ‘If they choose to immigrate they can have a fruitful career as a consultant.’
      • ‘Maritime historians have been particularly fruitful in this regard.’
      • ‘The authors clearly have several potentially fruitful avenues to explore.’
      • ‘Yet, it would be nice if there were a deductive way to ensure fruitful collaboration.’
      • ‘One of the most fruitful bilateral dialogues has been with the Old Catholics.’
      • ‘It's especially fruitful for me to hear a different perspective.’
      • ‘Efforts to increase protection for those on the front lines of tiger protection have proved more fruitful.’
      • ‘I met with head teachers from the schools on Monday and this meeting was extremely fruitful for all concerned.’
      • ‘His skill and finesse in collecting and preparing specimens made this effort fruitful.’
      • ‘He just thinks looking might prove more fruitful.’
      • ‘The Beatles were great because John Lennon and Paul McCartney together formed the most fruitful songwriting partnership in post-war music.’
      • ‘So there then came about a very fruitful collaboration, which has evolved over the last three years.’
      • ‘We had fruitful discussions, and no doubt those will continue in the build-up to the next Budget.’
      productive, constructive, useful, of use, worthwhile, helpful, of help, of assistance, beneficial, valuable, rewarding, profitable, advantageous, gainful, successful, effective, effectual, well spent
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    2. 1.2 (of a person) producing many offspring.
      ‘and God said unto them, Be fruitful and multiply’
      ‘be happy, be fruitful’
      • ‘And if you will trust me as God Almighty, you can and you will be fruitful and multiply.’
      • ‘A couple of years ago, I was discussing Genesis 1: 28 with a group of Christians when one ventured the opinion that the part about being fruitful and multiplying was well taken care of.’
      • ‘I have bless him and I will make him fruitful and will increase him exceedingly.’
      • ‘Consequently the barren noblewoman of the tale is quick to rush to judgment against her fruitful neighbor.’
      • ‘A fruitful wife is most desirable to maintain the health of the system.’

Pronunciation

fruitful

/ˈfruːtf(ə)l//ˈfruːtfʊl/