from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Producing fruit.
- adj. Conducive to productivity; causing to bear in abundance: fruitful soil.
- adj. Producing something in abundance; prolific: a fruitful author of fiction.
- adj. Producing results; profitable. See Synonyms at fertile.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Favourable to the growth of fruit or useful vegetation; fertile; not barren.
- adj. Being productive in any sense; yielding benefits.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Full of fruit; producing fruit abundantly; bearing results; prolific; fertile; liberal; bountiful
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Productive of, abounding in, or favorable to the growth of fruit, or useful vegetation in general: as, a, fruitful country or soil; a fruitful season; fruitful showers.
- Bearing offspring; prolific; not barren.
- Productive of results; yielding, bringing, or favoring production or acquisition in any respect: as, a fruitful enterprise or journey; fruitful investigations or thoughts; fruitful in expedients or in crimes.
- Plenteous; copious; bountiful.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. productive or conducive to producing in abundance
fruit + -ful (Wiktionary)