Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
Show Word Parts
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
fertile

fer·tile

fertile

 
 
pronunciation:
fuhr tihl
features:
Word Explorer
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: producing or able to produce farm crops or other plant life.
The soil in river valleys is fertile.
synonyms:
lush, luxuriant, productive
antonyms:
barren, infertile
similar words:
abundant, arable, profuse, rich
definition 2: producing or able to produce young, seeds, fruit, eggs, or other offspring.
The most fertile cows give birth to calves every year.
synonyms:
productive
antonyms:
barren, infertile, sterile
similar words:
abundant, profuse, rich
definition 3: producing in large amounts or without stopping; creative.
That painter has a fertile imagination.
synonyms:
productive
antonyms:
barren
similar words:
abundant, creative, profuse, rich
derivations: fertilely (adv.), fertileness (n.)
Word Explorer
See
  farming, reproduction