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Fruit

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  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Fruit

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 (Numbers 18:12; Deuteronomy 14:23). This word "fruit" is also used of children or offspring (Genesis 30:2; Deuteronomy 7:13; Luke 1:42; Psalms 21:10; 132:11); also of the progeny of beasts (Deuteronomy 28:51; Isaiah 14:29).

It is used metaphorically in a variety of forms (Psalms 104:13; Proverbs 1:31; 11:30; 31:16; Isaiah 3:10; 10:12; Matthew 3:8; 21:41; 26:29; Hebrews 13:15; Romans 7:4, 5; 15:28).

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


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Fruit

FRUIT, noun [Latin fructus. The Latin word is the participle of fruor, contracted from frugor, or frucor, to use, to take the profit of.]

1. In a general sense, whatever the earth produces for the nourishment of animals, or for clothing or profit. Among the fruits of the earth are included not only corn of all kinds, but grass, cotton, flax, grapes and all cultivated plants. In this comprehensive sense, the word is generally used in the plural.

2. In a more limited sense, the produce of a tree or other plant; the last production for the propagation or multiplication of its kind; the seed of plants, or the part that contains the seeds; as wheat, rye, oats, apples, quinces, pears, cherries, acorns, melons, etc.

3. In botany, the seed of a plant, or the seed with the pericarp.

4. Production; that which is produced.

The fruit of the spirit is in all goodness, and righteousness, and truth. Ephesians 5:9.

5. The produce of animals; offspring; young; as the fruit of the womb, of the loins, of the body.

6. Effect or consequence.

They shall eat the fruit of their doings. Isaiah 3:10.

7. Advantage; profit; good derived.

What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? Romans 6:21.

8. Production, effect or consequence; in an ill sense; as the fruits of sin; the fruits of intemperance.

FRUIT, verb intransitive To produce fruit [Not well authorized.]


Naves Topical Index
Fruit Trees

Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Fruitage

FRUITAGE, noun Fruit collectively; various fruits.


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Fruitbearer

FRUITBEARER, noun That which produces fruit.


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Fruitbearing

FRUITBEARING, adjective Producing fruit; having the quality of bearing fruit.


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Fruiterer

FRUITERER, noun One who deals in fruit; a seller of fruits.


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Fruitery

FRUITERY, noun

1. Fruit collectively taken.

2. A fruitloft; a repository for fruit.


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Fruitful

FRUITFUL, adjective

1. Very productive; producing fruit in abundance; as fruitful soil; a fruitful tree; a fruitful season.

2. Prolific; bearing children; not barren.

Be fruitful and multiply - Genesis 1:22.

3. Plenteous; abounding in any thing.

4. Productive of any thing; fertile; as fruitful in expedients.

5. Producing in abundance; generating; as fruitful in crimes.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Fruitfully

FRUITFULLY, adverb

1. In such a manner as to be prolific.

2. Plenteously; abundantly.


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Fruitfulness

FRUITFULNESS, noun

1. The quality of producing fruit in abundance; productiveness; fertility; as the fruitfulness of land.

2. Fecundity; the quality of being prolific, or producing many young; applied to animals.

3. Productiveness of the intellect; as the fruitfulness of the brain.

4. Exuberant abundance.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Fruit-grove

FRUIT-GROVE, noun A grove or close plantation of fruit trees.


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Fruition

FRUI'TION, noun [from Latin fruor, to use or enjoy.]

Use accompanied with pleasure, corporeal or intellectual; enjoyment; the pleasure derived from use or possession.

If the affliction is on his body, his appetites are weakened, and capacity of fruition destroyed.


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Fruitive

FRUITIVE, adjective Enjoying.


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Fruitless

FRUITLESS, adjective

1. Not bearing fruit; barren; destitute of fruit; as a fruitless plant.

2. Productive of no advantage or good effect; vain; idle; useless; unprofitable; as a fruitless attempt; a fruitless controversy.

3. Having no offspring.


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Fruitlessly

FRUITLESSLY, adjective [from fruitless.] Without any valuable effect; idly; vainly; unprofitably.


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Fruitlessness

FRUITLESSNESS, noun The quality of being vain or unprofitable.


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Fruit-loft

FRUIT-LOFT, noun A place for the preservation of fruit.


Naves Topical Index
Fruits

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Fruit-time

FRUIT-TIME, noun The time for gathering fruit.


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Fruit-tree

FRUIT-TREE, noun A tree cultivated for its fruit, or a tree whose principal value consists in the fruit it produces, as the cherry tree, apple tree, pear tree. The oak and beech produce valuable fruit, but the fruit is not their principal value.