American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The ripened ovary or ovaries of a seed-bearing plant, together with accessory parts, containing the seeds and occurring in a wide variety of forms.
- n. An edible, usually sweet and fleshy form of such a structure.
- n. A part or an amount of such a plant product, served as food: fruit for dessert.
- n. The fertile, often spore-bearing structure of a plant that does not bear seeds.
- n. A plant crop or product: the fruits of the earth.
- n. Result; outcome: the fruit of their labor.
- n. Offspring; progeny.
- n. A fruity aroma or flavor in a wine.
- n. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a homosexual man.
- v. To produce or cause to produce fruit.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In a general sense, any product of vegetable growth useful to men or animals, as grapes, figs, corn, cotton, flax, and all cultivated plants.
- n. In a more limited sense, the reproductive product of a tree or other plant; the seed of plants, or the part that contains the seeds, as wheat, rye, oats, apples, pears, nuts, etc.
- n. In a still more limited sense, an edible succulent product of a plant, normally covering and including the seeds, as the apple, orange, lemon, peach, pear, plum, a berry, a melon, etc.; in a collective sense, such products in the aggregate.
- n. In botany, the matured ovary of a plant, consisting of the seeds and their pericarp, and including whatever may be incorporated with it; also, the spores of cryptogams and the organs accessory to them. The kinds of fruit are very numerous, and differ greatly in character and degree of complexity. They have also received many names, but they may for the most part be grouped under the following classes: simple fruits, which consist of a single matured pistil; aggregate fruits, composed of a cluster of carpels belonging to the same flower, and crowded together upon the common receptacle; multiple or collective fruits, formed by the aggregation of the pistils of several flowers into one mass; and accessory or anthocarpous fruits, in which the true pericarp (belonging essentially to one of the preceding groups) is incorporated with or inclosed by an enlargement of some adjacent organ or organs, which becomes the most conspicuous portion of the fruit.
- n. The produce of animals; offspring; young: as, the fruit of the womb, of the loins, of the body.
- n. A product in general; anything produced by or resulting from effort of any kind, or by or from any cause; outcome, effect, result, or consequence: as, the fruits of victory; the fruit of folly.
- To produce fruit; come into bearing.
- To bring into fruit under cultivation.
- n. botany The seed-bearing part of a plant, often edible, colourful/colorful and fragrant, produced from a floral ovary after fertilization.
- n. Any sweet, edible part of a plant that resembles seed-bearing fruit, even if it does not develop from a floral ovary; also used in a technically imprecise sense for some sweet or sweetish vegetables, such as rhubarb, that resemble a true fruit or are used in cookery as if they were a fruit.
- n. A positive end result or reward of labour or effort.
- n. Offspring from a sexual union.
- n. colloquial, derogatory, dated A homosexual or effeminate man.
- v. To produce fruit.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. 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.
- n. (Hort.) The pulpy, edible seed vessels of certain plants, especially those grown on branches above ground, as apples, oranges, grapes, melons, berries, etc. See 3.
- n. (Bot.) The ripened ovary of a flowering plant, with its contents and whatever parts are consolidated with it.
- n. (Bot.) The spore cases or conceptacles of flowerless plants, as of ferns, mosses, algae, etc., with the spores contained in them.
- n. The produce of animals; offspring; young.
- n. That which is produced; the effect or consequence of any action; advantageous or desirable product or result; disadvantageous or evil consequence or effect.
- v. To bear fruit.
- v. cause to bear fruit
- v. bear fruit
- n. an amount of a product
- n. the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
- n. the consequence of some effort or action
- (1125–75) Middle English fruit, frut "fruits and vegetables" from Old French fruit, from Latin fructus, a derivative of Latin frui ("to have the benefit of, to use, to enjoy"), from Proto-Indo-European *bhrug- (“to make use of, to have enjoyment of”); cognate with Modern German brauchen "to use", English brook "to tolerate". Displaced native Middle English ovet ("fruit") (from Old English ofett ("fruit")), Middle English wastum, wastom ("fruit, growth") (from Old English wæstm ("growth, produce, increase, fruit")), Middle English blede ("fruit, flower, offspring") (from Old English blēd ("fruit, flower")). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Latin frūctus, enjoyment, fruit, from past participle of fruī, to enjoy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“We question, however, whether this hypertrophy of fruit or vegetables improves their flavour; give us _English vegetables_ -- ay, and _English fruit_.”
“The foreign breakfast at eleven is a delicious meal, as will be seen by the following bills of fare: _oeufs au beurre noir_; _saut printanier_ (a sort of stew of meat and fresh vegetables); _viande froide panache_; _salade de saison_; _compote de fruit et ptisserie_; _fromage_, _fruit_, _caf_.”
“As Christ says, A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit (Matt. vii.”
“The vine that was brought out of Egypt may be broken, her branches torn away, her fruit scattered, the boar out of the wood may waste it, and the wild beast of the field devour, but yet _Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit_ (Isa. xxvii.”
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“The quantity can be readily counted as we all share an understanding of the term "fruit.”
“Occasionally the term 'fruit' may be used to refer to a part of a plant which is not a fruit, but which is used in sweet cooking: rhubarb, for example.”
“If Adam and Eve needed to eat fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil to understand the concepts, how could they have known beforehand that eating the fruit was a sin?”
“As you can see, the fruit is all gone and now the leaves are starting to change color.”
“The light-bodied palate offers sweet strawberry and plum fruit up front, but the fruit is a bit overwhelmed by the spice, cedar and vanilla notes from the oak barrels that once housed this wine.”
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