1. productive or conducive to producing in abundance
; - Example: "be fruitful and multiply"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Fruitful \Fruit"ful\, a.
Full of fruit; producing fruit abundantly; bearing results;
prolific; fertile; liberal; bountiful; as, a fruitful tree,
or season, or soil; a fruitful wife. -- Fruit"ful*ly, adv.
-- Fruit"ful*ness, n.
Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth.
--Gen. i. 28.
[Nature] By disburdening grows
More fruitful. --Milton.
The great fruitfulness of the poet's fancy. --Addison.
Syn: Fertile; prolific; productive; fecund; plentiful; rich;
abundant; plenteous. See Fertile.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: productive or conducive to producing in abundance; "be
fruitful and multiply" [ant: unfruitful]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
40 Moby Thesaurus words for "fruitful":
abundant, advantageous, beneficial, blooming, bounteous, bountiful,
bursting, bursting out, copious, creative, effective, exuberant,
fecund, fertile, flourishing, fructiferous, fructuous, generous,
lush, luxuriant, luxurious, plenteous, plentiful, pregnant,
productive, profitable, proliferous, prolific, rewarding, rich,
seminal, successful, superabundant, swarming, teeming, thriving,
uberous, useful, well-spent, worthwhile