Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “fertility”

See all translations

fertility

noun [U] uk   /fəˈtɪl.ɪ.ti/ us    /fɚˈtɪl.ə.t̬i/

fertility noun [U] (PEOPLE/ANIMALS/PLANTS)

(of animals and plants) the quality of being able to produce young or fruit: a fertility symbol declining fertility rates
More examples

fertility noun [U] (LAND)

(of land) the quality of producing a large number of good quality crops: the fertility of the soil

fertility noun [U] (IMAGINATION)

literary (of the mind or imagination) the quality of producing a lot of unusual and interesting ideas
Translations of “fertility”
in Korean 비옥함…
in Arabic خُصوبة…
in Portuguese fertilidade…
in Catalan fertilitat…
in Japanese 肥よく, 多産…
in Italian fertilità…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人/動物/植物, (動植物的)生殖力,繁殖能力…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人/动物/植物, (动植物的)生殖力…
(Definition of fertility from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of fertility?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “fertility” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

ditto

used to agree with something that has just been said, or to avoid repeating something that has been said

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More