WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
fruit•ful /ˈfrutfəl/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. producing good results;
    profitable;
    useful:a fruitful meeting.
  2. producing a lot of growth.
fruit•ful•ly, adv. 
fruit•ful•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
fruit•ful  (fro̅o̅tfəl),USA pronunciation 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 fruit:fruitful soil; fruitful rain.
fruitful•ly, adv. 
fruitful•ness, n. 
  • 1250–1300; Middle English; see fruit, -ful
    • 1, 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged . See  productive. 
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged . barren.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

fruitful /ˈfruːtfʊl/ adj
  1. bearing fruit in abundance
  2. productive or prolific, esp in bearing offspring
  3. producing results or profits: a fruitful discussion

ˈfruitfully adv ˈfruitfulness n



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