Definitions of fruit

  1. cause to bear fruit
  2. an amount of a product
  3. the consequence of some effort or action; " he lived long enough to see the fruit of his policies"
  4. the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
  5. bear fruit, as of trees and plants
  6. bear fruit; " the trees fruited early this year"
  7. To bear fruit.
  8. The pulpy, edible seed vessels of certain plants, especially those grown on branches above ground, as apples, oranges, grapes, melons, berries, etc. See 3.
  9. The ripened ovary of a flowering plant, with its contents and whatever parts are consolidated with it.
  10. The spore cases or conceptacles of flowerless plants, as of ferns, mosses, algae, etc., with the spores contained in them.
  11. The produce of animals; offspring; young; as, the fruit of the womb, of the loins, of the body.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. The fleshy or dry ripened ovary of a plant, enclosing the seed or seeds.
  15. The product of a tree or plant containing the seed; product; result or profit; offspring.
  16. To produce fruit.
  17. 1. An edible product of a plant, which contains the seeds. 2. The matured ovary of a plant with the seed and its envelopes, whether edible or not.
  18. The product of plants.
  19. The produce of the earth, which supplies the wants of men and animals: the part of a plant which contains the seed: the offspring of animals: product, consequence, effect, advantage.
  20. Edible produce of the earth; part of a plant which contains the seed; offspring; product; result.
  21. To produce as fruit; bear fruit.
  22. The matured seed vessel of a flowering plant; edible product of a plant.
  23. Off spring; product; result.
  24. Whatever the earth produces for the nourishment of animals, or for clothing or profit; the produce of a tree or other plant; the seed of plants, or the part that contains the seeds; that which is produced; the produce of animals; offspring; effect or consequence; good derived; profit.
  25. Whatever the earth produces for food, clothing, or profit; fruit of a tree; that which is produced; effect, good or ill; advantage; profit.
  26. The fertilized and developed ovary of a plant.

Usage examples for fruit

  1. They alone can bear the maiden past the temptation of golden fruit – The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois
  2. Look for the growing fruit with its seeds. – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study by Ontario Ministry of Education
  3. Here, let's look at some fruit – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
  4. The fruit upon it was round and red as a rose. – Pretty Michal by Mór Jókai
  5. When Horace timidly told aunt Madge that he and Grace wanted to sell all they had gathered, his aunt laughed, and said she would buy the fruit if they wished, but wondered what they wanted to do with the money: she supposed it was for the soldiers. – Captain Horace by Sophie May
  6. A. 1. The king has good trees but no fruit in his garden. – French Conversation and Composition by Harry Vincent Wann
  7. One day a party of us drove out in search of a good fruit garden. – A Boy's Voyage Round the World by The Son of Samuel Smiles
  8. Then he slipped it into the bag of fruit – In Wild Rose Time by Amanda M. Douglas
  9. Only weggebobbles and fruit – Ulysses by James Joyce
  10. As a first- fruit of many that shall be gathered. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  11. He brings any fruit he has to sell to a certain spot and lights a fire. – Six Letters From the Colonies by Robert Seaton
  12. Cut down fruit bill; one dollar more. – Polly Oliver's Problem by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin
  13. Buy while the market is at the door; some day you will behold the fruit – Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church by Friedrich Bente
  14. Mr. Glenarm was very fond of the fruit – The House of a Thousand Candles by Meredith Nicholson
  15. " I like this fruit she said. – O+F by John Moncure Wetterau
  16. We see them, in St Augustine's words, as " scholar's faults which men praise in hope of fruit – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  17. He went to the house of the woman and called to the people: " Bring out the woman that I may eat her, for she has eaten my fruit Very well," answered the people. – Philippine Folk Tales by Mabel Cook Cole
  18. And he said the woman which you gave me she gave me of the fruit of the tree and I did eat. – The Secret of the Creation by Howard D. Pollyen
  19. He said, 'He that abideth in Me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit for without Me ye can do nothing. – The Angel Adjutant of "Twice Born Men" by Minnie L. Carpenter
  20. He had, he said, sufficient fruit and dried fish for his journey back. – Among Malay Pirates And Other Tales Of Adventure And Peril by G. A. Henty