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Fruit meaning

fruit - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. bear fruit; " the trees fruited early this year"
  2. 2. To bear fruit.
  3. 3. The pulpy, edible seed vessels of certain plants, especially those grown on branches above ground, as apples, oranges, grapes, melons, berries, etc. See 3.
  4. 4. The ripened ovary of a flowering plant, with its contents and whatever parts are consolidated with it.
  5. 5. The spore cases or conceptacles of flowerless plants, as of ferns, mosses, algae, etc., with the spores contained in them.
  6. 6. The produce of animals; offspring; young; as, the fruit of the womb, of the loins, of the body.
  7. 7. That which is produced; the effect or consequence of any action; advantageous or desirable product or result; disadvantageous or evil consequence or effect; as, the fruits of labor, of self- denial, of intemperance.
  8. 8. Whatever is produced for the nourishment or enjoyment of man or animals by the processes of vegetable growth, as corn, grass, cotton, flax, etc.; - commonly used in the plural.
  9. 9. Edible produce of the earth; part of a plant which contains the seed; offspring; product; result.

fruit - examples of usage

  1. It is almost the first principle of science that reaction is equal to action; it may be safely assumed, then, that after awhile these labours will bear fruit. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. He looks on the past with satisfaction because he is enjoying the fruit of that past in present well- being. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  3. " A tree is known by the fruit it gives; and the masters are known by the lives they give to their servants. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
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