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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
fruit (noun)
1.
a) a product of plant growth (as grain, vegetables, or cotton) - the fruits of the field
b) (1) the usually edible reproductive body of a seed plant , especially one having a sweet pulp associated with the seed - the fruit of the tree
(2) a succulent plant part (as the petioles of a rhubarb plant) used chiefly in a dessert or sweet course
c) a dish, quantity, or diet of - fruits live on fruit
d) a product of fertilization in a plant with its modified envelopes or appendages , specifically the ripened ovary of a seed plant and its contents
e) the flavor or aroma of fresh fruit in mature wine
2.
- offspring progeny
3.
a) the state of bearing fruit - a tree in fruit
b) the effect or consequence of an action or operation - product result the fruits of our labor
4.
usually disparaging a male homosexual
fruit (verb)
intransitive verb
transitive verb
to bear fruit to cause to bear fruit
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
fruit (noun)
1.
a condition or occurrence traceable to a cause
SYNONIMS:
aftereffect, aftermath, backwash, child, conclusion, consequence, corollary, development, fate, fruit, issue, outcome, outgrowth, precipitate, product, result, resultant, sequel, sequence, upshot
RELATED WORDS:
ramification; denouement ( dénouement), echo, implication, repercussion; afterclap, afterglow, aftershock; blowback, by-product, fallout, offshoot, ripple, side effect ( side reaction), spin-off
NEAR ANTONYMS:
consideration, determinant, factor; base, basis, foundation, ground, groundwork; impetus, incentive, inspiration, instigation, stimulus; mother, origin, root, source, spring
antecedent, causation, cause, occasion, reason
fruit (noun)
2.
something produced by physical or intellectual effort
SYNONIMS:
affair, fruit, handiwork, labor, output, produce, production, thing, work, yield
RELATED WORDS:
article, commodity, entry, object; goods, line, merchandise, wares; handcraft, handicraft; aftereffect, aftermath, conclusion, consequence, corollary, development, effect, issue, outcome, result, resultant, sequel, sequence, upshot; by-product, derivative, offshoot, offspring, outgrowth, residual, side effect ( side reaction), spin-off
fruit (noun)
3.
the descendants of a person, animal, or plant
SYNONIMS:
fruit, get, issue, posterity, progeny, seed, spawn
RELATED WORDS:
brood, hatch, litter, young; child, scion; family, kin; lineage, stock
NEAR ANTONYMS:
ancestor, antecedent, father, forebear ( forbear), forebearer, forefather, grandfather, parent, primogenitor, progenitor
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