American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Realization of something desired or worked for; accomplishment: labor finally coming to fruition.
- n. Enjoyment derived from use or possession.
- n. The condition of bearing fruit.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A coming into fruit or fulfilment; attainment of anything desired; realization of results: as, the fruition of one's labors or hopes.
- n. The fulfillment of something worked for.
- n. The enjoyment derived from a possession.
- n. The condition of bearing fruit.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Use or possession of anything, especially such as is accompanied with pleasure or satisfaction; pleasure derived from possession or use.
- n. the condition of bearing fruit
- n. enjoyment derived from use or possession
- n. something that is made real or concrete
- Erroneously from fruit (though now standard usage) (Wiktionary)
- Middle English fruicioun, from Old French fruicion, from Late Latin fruitiō, fruitiōn-, enjoyment, from Latin fruitus, past participle of fruī, to enjoy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“His only hope of coming to true fruition is to get to America, where there is insurmountable opportunity.”
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“Have experienced too much to think that you do not have imperfections and bad days, but what you have accomplished with unwavering hard work as a loving husband and father while bringing your dream of owning a vineyard and producing your own wines to fruition is no small feat but a tribute to a tough, loving, wise, and devoted man.”
“That their predictions have not yet come to fruition is an anomaly of economics. not technology.”
“Him hereafter, as by the conferring cause, when hope shall be swallowed up in fruition [Pearson].”
“And now, as we see those fears removed, and those hopes reaching fruition, is it too soon, even on this day of humiliation and sadness, in view of all that has been done, -- in view of all that has been gained, and of all that has been”
“Perfect fruition is reserved for the land of our rest; asking and receiving are the comfort of the land of our pilgrimage.”
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