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Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself.
Joseph Campbell

Meaning of "fruit" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FRUIT

From Old French, from Latin frūctus enjoyment, profit, fruit, from frūī to enjoy.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FRUIT

fruit  [fruːt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FRUIT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Fruit is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb fruit in English.

WHAT DOES FRUIT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

fruit

Fruit

In botany, a fruit is a part of a flowering plant that derives from specific tissues of the flower, one or more ovaries, and in some cases accessory tissues. Fruits are the means by which these plants disseminate seeds. Many of them that bear edible fruits, in particular, have propagated with the movements of humans and animals in a symbiotic relationship as a means for seed dispersal and nutrition, respectively; in fact, humans and many animals have become dependent on fruits as a source of food. Fruits account for a substantial fraction of the world's agricultural output, and some have acquired extensive cultural and symbolic meanings. In common language usage, "fruit" normally means the fleshy seed-associated structures of a plant that are sweet or sour and edible in the raw state, such as apples, oranges, grapes, strawberries, bananas, and lemons. On the other hand, the botanical sense of "fruit" includes many structures that are not commonly called "fruits", such as bean pods, corn kernels, wheat grains, and tomatoes. The section of a fungus that produces spores is also called a fruiting body.

Definition of fruit in the English dictionary

The first definition of fruit in the dictionary is the ripened ovary of a flowering plant, containing one or more seeds. It may be dry, as in the poppy, or fleshy, as in the peach. Other definition of fruit is any fleshy part of a plant, other than the above structure, that supports the seeds and is edible, such as the strawberry. Fruit is also the specialized spore-producing structure of plants that do not bear seeds.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO FRUIT

PRESENT

Present
I fruit
you fruit
he/she/it fruits
we fruit
you fruit
they fruit
Present continuous
I am fruiting
you are fruiting
he/she/it is fruiting
we are fruiting
you are fruiting
they are fruiting
Present perfect
I have fruited
you have fruited
he/she/it has fruited
we have fruited
you have fruited
they have fruited
Present perfect continuous
I have been fruiting
you have been fruiting
he/she/it has been fruiting
we have been fruiting
you have been fruiting
they have been fruiting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I fruited
you fruited
he/she/it fruited
we fruited
you fruited
they fruited
Past continuous
I was fruiting
you were fruiting
he/she/it was fruiting
we were fruiting
you were fruiting
they were fruiting
Past perfect
I had fruited
you had fruited
he/she/it had fruited
we had fruited
you had fruited
they had fruited
Past perfect continuous
I had been fruiting
you had been fruiting
he/she/it had been fruiting
we had been fruiting
you had been fruiting
they had been fruiting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will fruit
you will fruit
he/she/it will fruit
we will fruit
you will fruit
they will fruit
Future continuous
I will be fruiting
you will be fruiting
he/she/it will be fruiting
we will be fruiting
you will be fruiting
they will be fruiting
Future perfect
I will have fruited
you will have fruited
he/she/it will have fruited
we will have fruited
you will have fruited
they will have fruited
Future perfect continuous
I will have been fruiting
you will have been fruiting
he/she/it will have been fruiting
we will have been fruiting
you will have been fruiting
they will have been fruiting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would fruit
you would fruit
he/she/it would fruit
we would fruit
you would fruit
they would fruit
Conditional continuous
I would be fruiting
you would be fruiting
he/she/it would be fruiting
we would be fruiting
you would be fruiting
they would be fruiting
Conditional perfect
I would have fruit
you would have fruit
he/she/it would have fruit
we would have fruit
you would have fruit
they would have fruit
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been fruiting
you would have been fruiting
he/she/it would have been fruiting
we would have been fruiting
you would have been fruiting
they would have been fruiting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you fruit
we let´s fruit
you fruit
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to fruit
Past participle
fruited
Present Participle
fruiting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FRUIT


autoroute
ˈɔːtəʊˌruːt
beetroot
ˈbiːtˌruːt
Beirut
ˌbeɪˈruːt
Beyrouth
beɪˈruːt
bloodroot
ˈblʌdˌruːt
breadfruit
ˈbrɛdˌfruːt
bruit
bruːt
brut
bruːt
brute
bruːt
choucroute
ʃuːˈkruːt
croute
kruːt
grapefruit
ˈɡreɪpˌfruːt
grassroot
ˈɡrɑːsˌruːt
kashrut
kaʃˈruːt
recruit
rɪˈkruːt
root
ruːt
route
ruːt
unroot
ʌnˈruːt
uproot
ʌpˈruːt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FRUIT

frugivorous
fruit basket
fruit bat
fruit body
fruit bowl
fruit cake
fruit cocktail
fruit cup
fruit dish
fruit drink
fruit drop
fruit farm
fruit farmer
fruit farming
fruit fly
fruit gum
fruit juice
fruit knife
fruit knives
fruit machine

WORDS THAT END LIKE FRUIT

bottled fruit
citrus fruit
dragon fruit
dried fruit
floruit
forbidden fruit
jackfruit
kiwi fruit
low-hanging fruit
miracle fruit
Nelspruit
passion fruit
quantum meruit
ruby grapefruit
seaman recruit
simple fruit
soft fruit
spruit
star fruit
stone fruit

Synonyms and antonyms of fruit in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FRUIT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «fruit» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of fruit

Translation of «fruit» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FRUIT

Find out the translation of fruit to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of fruit from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «fruit» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

水果
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fruta
570 millions of speakers

English

fruit
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

फल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فاكِهَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

фрукты
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fruta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fruit
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Buah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Frucht
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

果物
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

과일
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Woh
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trái cây
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பழம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फळ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

meyve
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

frutta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

owoc
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

фрукт
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fruct
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φρούτο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vrugte
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

frukt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

frukt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fruit

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FRUIT»

The term «fruit» is very widely used and occupies the 3.953 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FRUIT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «fruit» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «fruit» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fruit

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10 QUOTES WITH «FRUIT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word fruit.
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Alvar Aalto
The ultimate goal of the architect...is to create a paradise. Every house, every product of architecture... should be a fruit of our endeavour to build an earthly paradise for people.
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Sam Abell
My father taught me photography. It was his hobby, and we had a small darkroom in the fruit cellar of our basement. It was the kind of makeshift darkroom that was only dark at night.
3
James Allen
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
4
Saint Teresa of Avila
The tree that is beside the running water is fresher and gives more fruit.
5
Henry Walter Bates
They took their meals together; and it was remarked on such occasions, when the friendship of animals is put to a hard test, that they never quarrelled or disputed the possession of a favourite fruit with each other.
6
Francis Beaumont
Envy, like the worm, never runs but to the fairest fruit; like a cunning bloodhound, it singles out the fattest deer in the flock.
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Sam Bradford
On game day, if I eat fruit - I usually eat fruit in the mornings - I have to have three pieces of cantaloupe, three pieces of pineapple. Everything's in threes.
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Joseph Campbell
Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself.
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Mary Cassatt
I think that if you shake the tree, you ought to be around when the fruit falls to pick it up.
10
William Ellery Channing
We smile at the ignorance of the savage who cuts down the tree in order to reach its fruit; but the same blunder is made by every person who is over eager and impatient in the pursuit of pleasure.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FRUIT»

Discover the use of fruit in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fruit and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Winner of the Whitbread Prize for best first fiction, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a coming-out novel from Winterson, the acclaimed author of The Passion and Sexing the Cherry.
Jeanette Winterson, 2007
2
Grow Fruit
Grow Fruit shows just how easy it is to - you guessed it! - grow your own fruit.
Alan Buckingham, 2010
3
Fruit
Using simple text and illustrations, explains what fruits are, where they grow, and how people use them.
Nicola Edwards, 2007
4
Fruit
Presents information about fruit, and how eating a wide variety of it every day provides energy and keeps children healthy.
Tea Benduhn, 2007
5
Jane Grigson's Fruit Book
And, as always, in her brief introductions Grigson will both educate and amuse you with her pithy comments on the histories and varieties of all the included fruits. ¯ All ingredients are given in American as well as metric measures, and ...
Jane Grigson, 2007
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The Fruit Expert
The essential guide to growing all types of fruit.
D. G. Hessayon, 1990
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Citrus Fruit: Biology, Technology and Evaluation
This book is the most comprehensive reference on citrus fruit biology, biotechnology and quality. Basic and applied scientific information is interwoven to serve the researcher, marketer, scientist, nutritionist, or dietician.
Milind Ladanyia, Milind Ladaniya, 2010
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Fruit
Fruits are described and defined, their growth is explored, and their special features and uses are presented in an engaging and accessible way.
Rachel Matthews, 2005
9
The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce ...
Peopled with a varied and bizarre cast of characters – from smugglers to explorers to inventors – this extraordinary book unveils the hidden universe of fruit. From the Hardcover edition.
Adam Gollner, 2010
10
Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices: What's Missing in Your Body?
"The lack or deficiency of certain elements, such as vital organic minerals and salts, and consequenty of vitamins, from our customary diet is the primary cause of nearly every sickness and dieseas.
N. W. Walker, 1970

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FRUIT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fruit is used in the context of the following news items.
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Recipes for fruit coulis to dress up desserts and snacks
A coulis (pronounced coo-lee) is a smooth, pureed sauce, sweet versions of which — such as those here — are based on fruit. Coulis is thinner ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
2
CDC Study: A Very Low Number of Americans Eat Enough Fruit and …
Only 13% of adult Americans ate the recommended 1.5-2 cups of fruit each day in 2013, and fewer than 9% ate the recommended 2-3 cups of ... «GovExec.com, Jul 15»
3
A new hybrid of fruit & vegetable?
Joe Brown of Troutville sent this in. He writes: "Okay! First I like my freestone free from other stuff. I like peaches simply peachy. Plus I want my ... «Roanoke Times, Jul 15»
4
Should you shake up some fruit beers?
Anyone else encounter a similar problem with a fruit beer or maybe a maple stout? Did you ever try lighting shaking it up? Any strategies that ... «BeerAdvocate.com, Jul 15»
5
Project will extend the benefits of solar power to Fruit Belt residents
A plan by National Grid to install solar energy systems on the rooftops of 100 homes in Buffalo's Fruit Belt should help share across a broader ... «Buffalo News, Jul 15»
6
Mele's Musings: Unfriended and blocked by the fruit of my own loins
About Men Radio is a show about men. Not all men, mind you, but specifically about a group of lifelong friends coping with rapidly changing ... «Wilkes Barre Times-Leader, Jul 15»
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Michael Stewart Foley: Dead Kennedys: Fresh Fruit for Rotting …
With Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, historian Michael Stewart Foley offers up a portrait of San Francisco in the late 1970s, detailing the ... «Punknews.org, Jul 15»
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Peach of a season: N.J.'s havest of the fruit to be a good one this …
MULLICA HILL — The Jersey tomato is famous, but there's another fruit in the Garden State that's finally getting its due — the peach. «NJ.com, Jul 15»
9
No-Bake Gluten-Free Fruit Pie Minis
We've filled them with a dollop of foolproof lemon curd and topped them with berries, but you can mix and match your favorite seasonal fruit ... «Healthy Eats, Jul 15»
10
Small-space farming: Espaliered fruit trees
Espaliered fruit trees, usually apples, can be trained in a variety of designs, but are typically supported along straight, horizontal lines. (Photo by ... «OregonLive.com, Jul 15»

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