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[froo-ish-uh n] /fruˈɪʃ ən/

attainment of anything desired; realization; accomplishment:
After years of hard work she finally brought her idea to full fruition.
enjoyment, as of something attained or realized.
state of bearing .
the attainment or realization of something worked for or desired; fulfilment
enjoyment of this
the act or condition of bearing fruit

early 15c., “act of enjoying,” from Middle French fruition and directly from Late Latin fruitionem (nominative fruitio) “enjoyment,” noun of action from Latin frui “to use, enjoy.” Sense of “act or state of bearing fruit” is first recorded 1885 by mistaken association with fruit; figurative sense is from 1889.


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  • Fruitive

    [froo-i-tiv] /ˈfru ɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. able to produce fruit or ; fruitful. [froo-i-tiv] /ˈfru ɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. able to enjoy or to produce enjoyment.

  • Fruit-jar

    noun 1. a glass jar for preserving fruit or vegetables, usually holding one pint or one quart and having an airtight cap.

  • Fruit-knife

    noun 1. a small knife, usually having a distinctive handle and a stainless steel blade with a sharp or serrated edge, used at table for paring and cutting fruit. noun 1. a small stainless knife for cutting fruit

  • Fruitless

    [froot-lis] /ˈfrut lɪs/ adjective 1. useless; unproductive; without results or success: a fruitless search for the missing treasure. 2. bearing no ; barren. /ˈfruːtlɪs/ adjective 1. yielding nothing or nothing of value; unproductive; ineffectual 2. without fruit adj. mid-14c., “unprofitable,” from fruit + -less. Meaning “barren, sterile” is from 1510s. Related: Fruitlessly.

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