fruitful [adj] productive abounding, abundant, advantageous, beneficial, blooming, blossoming, breeding, childing, conducive, copious, effective, fecund, fertile, flourishing, flush, fructiferous, gainful, plenteous, plentiful, profitable, profuse, proliferant, prolific, propagating, reproducing, rewarding, rich, spawning, successful, useful, well-spent, worthwhile; concepts 528,537,560 —Ant. barren, impotent, sterile, unfruitful, unproductive

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  • Fruitful — Fruit ful, a. Full of fruit; producing fruit abundantly; bearing results; prolific; fertile; liberal; bountiful; as, a fruitful tree, or season, or soil; a fruitful wife. {Fruit ful*ly}, adv. {Fruit ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] Be fruitful and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fruitful — [fro͞ot′fəl] adj. [ME] 1. bearing much fruit 2. producing much; productive; prolific 3. producing results; profitable [a fruitful plan] SYN. FERTILE fruitfully adv. fruitfulness n …   English World dictionary

  • fruitful — index fertile, gainful, lucrative, operative, productive, profitable, prolific, successful Burton s Legal T …   Law dictionary

  • fruitful — c.1300, of trees, from FRUIT (Cf. fruit) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Fruitfully; fruitfulness. Of animals or persons from early 16c.; of immaterial things from 1530s …   Etymology dictionary

  • fruitful — fecund, prolific, *fertile Analogous words: reproducing or reproductive, propagating, breeding (see corresponding verbs at GENERATE): bearing, producing or productive, yielding (see corresponding verbs at BEAR): teeming, abounding (see TEEM):… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • fruitful — ► ADJECTIVE 1) producing much fruit; fertile. 2) producing good results; productive. DERIVATIVES fruitfully adverb fruitfulness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • fruitful — [[t]fru͟ːtfʊl[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is fruitful produces good and useful results. We had a long, happy, fruitful relationship... The talks had been fruitful, but much remained to be done. Syn: successful Derived words: fruitfully ADV… …   English dictionary

  • fruitful — fruit|ful [ˈfru:tfəl] adj 1.) producing good results ≠ ↑fruitless ▪ Today s meeting proved more fruitful than last week s. ▪ a busy and fruitful time ▪ Annual business reports were a fruitful source of information. 2.) literary land that is… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fruitful — fruitfully, adv. fruitfulness, n. /frooht feuhl/, adj. 1. producing good results; beneficial; profitable: fruitful investigations. 2. abounding in fruit, as trees or other plants; bearing fruit abundantly. 3. producing an abundant growth, as of… …   Universalium

  • fruitful — adjective 1 something you do that is fruitful has good results: Today s meeting proved more fruitful than last week s. opposite fruitless 2 literary land that is fruitful produces a lot of corn, vegetables, fruit etc fruitfully adverb… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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