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Meaning of FRUIT

Pronunciation:  froot

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an amount of a product
  2. [n]  the consequence of some effort or action; "he lived long enough to see the fruit of his policies"
  3. [n]  the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
  4. [v]  bear fruit, as of trees and plants
  5. [v]  cause to bear fruit

FRUIT is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: yield
 See Also: accessory fruit, achene, acorn, aftermath, aggregate fruit, bear, berry, blue fig, buckthorn berry, buffalo nut, capitulum, chokecherry, consequence, cubeb, drupe, ear, edible fruit, elk nut, false fruit, fruit, fruitlet, gourd, hagberry, hip, juniper berry, marasca, May apple, multiple fruit, oil nut, olive, pod, pome, prairie gourd, product, production, pseudocarp, pyxidium, pyxis, quandong, reproductive structure, rose hip, rosehip, rowanberry, seed, seedpod, spike, stone fruit, syncarp, turn out, wild cherry, yellow berry



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fruit\, n. [OE. fruit, frut, F. fruit, from L. fructus
    enjoyment, product, fruit, from frui, p. p. fructus, to
    enjoy; akin to E. brook, v. t. See {Brook}, v. t., and cf.
    {Fructify}, {Frugal}.]
    1. 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
             Six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather
             in the fruits thereof.                --Ex. xxiii.
    2. (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.
    3. (Bot.) The ripened ovary of a flowering plant, with its
       contents and whatever parts are consolidated with it.
    Note: Fruits are classified as fleshy, drupaceous, and -dry.
          Fleshy fruits include berries, gourds, and melons,
          orangelike fruita and pomes; drupaceous fruits are
          stony within and fleshy without, as peaches, plums, and
          chercies;and dry fruits are further divided into
          achenes, follicles, legumes, capsules, nuts, and
          several other kinds.
    4. (Bot.) The spore cases or conceptacles of flowerless
       plants, as of ferns, mosses, algae, etc., with the spores
       contained in them.
    6. The produce of animals; offspring; young; as, the fruit of
       the womb, of the loins, of the body.
             King Edward's fruit, true heir to the English crown.
    6. 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.
             The fruit of rashness.                --Shak.
             What I obtained was the fruit of no bargain.
             They shall eat the fruit of their doings. --Is. iii
             The fruits of this education became visible.
    Note: Fruit is frequently used adjectively, signifying of,
          for, or pertaining to a fruit or fruits; as, fruit bud;
          fruit frame; fruit jar; fruit knife; fruit loft; fruit
          show; fruit stall; fruit tree; etc.
    {Fruit bat} (Zo["o]l.), one of the Frugivora; -- called also
       {fruit-eating bat}.
    {Fruit bud} (Bot.), a bud that produces fruit; -- in most
       oplants the same as the power bud.
    {Fruit dot} (Bot.), a collection of fruit cases, as in ferns.
       See {Sorus}.
    {Fruit fly} (Zo["o]l.), a small dipterous insect of the genus
       {Drosophila}, which lives in fruit, in the larval state.
    {Fruit jar}, a jar for holding preserved fruit, usually made
       of glass or earthenware.
    {Fruit pigeon} (Zo["o]l.), one of numerous species of pigeons
       of the family {Carpophagid[ae]}, inhabiting India,
       Australia, and the Pacific Islands. They feed largely upon
       fruit. and are noted for their beautiful colors.
    {Fruit sugar} (Chem.), a kind of sugar occurring, naturally
       formed, in many ripe fruits, and in honey; levulose. The
       name is also, though rarely, applied to {invert sugar}, or
       to the natural mixture or dextrose and levulose resembling
       it, and found in fruits and honey.
    {Fruit tree} (Hort.), a tree cultivated for its edible fruit.
    {Fruit worm} (Zo["o]l.), one of numerous species of insect
       larv[ae]: which live in the interior of fruit. They are
       mostly small species of Lepidoptera and Diptera.
    {Small fruits} (Hort.), currants, raspberries, strawberries,
  2. \Fruit\, v. i.
    To bear fruit. --Chesterfield.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing fruit in your dream means a period of growth, abundance and financial gain. Fruits generally represents lust and sexuality. In particular green fruit in your dream indicates your hastiness and disappointed efforts. You need to work harder and longer in order to achieve your goals. Seeing or eating rotting/bitter fruit, suggests your missed opportunities for growth and pleasure. Dreaming that you buy or sell fruit means much business but little profit in them.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The seed-bearing structure in angiosperms formed from the ovary after flowering.
Easton Bible Dictionary

a word as used in Scripture denoting produce in general, whether vegetable or animal. The Hebrews divided the fruits of the land into three classes:,

(1.) The fruit of the field, "corn-fruit" (Heb. dagan); all kinds of grain and pulse.

(2.) The fruit of the vine, "vintage-fruit" (Heb. tirosh); grapes, whether moist or dried.

(3.) "Orchard-fruits" (Heb. yitshar), as dates, figs, citrons, etc.

Injunctions concerning offerings and tithes were expressed by these Hebrew terms alone (Num. 18:12; Deut. 14:23). This word "fruit" is also used of children or offspring (Gen. 30:2; Deut. 7:13; Luke 1:42; Ps. 21:10; 132:11); also of the progeny of beasts (Deut. 28:51; Isa. 14:29).

It is used metaphorically in a variety of forms (Ps. 104:13; Prov. 1:31; 11:30; 31:16; Isa. 3:10; 10:12; Matt. 3:8; 21:41; 26:29; Heb. 13:15; Rom. 7:4, 5; 15:28).

The fruits of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22, 23; Eph. 5:9; James 3:17, 18) are those gracious dispositions and habits which the Spirit produces in those in whom he dwells and works.

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