fruit Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “fruit” in the English Dictionary

"fruit" in British English

See all translations

fruitnoun

uk   us   /fruːt/
  • fruit noun (PLANT PART)

A1 [C or U] the ​softpartcontainingseeds that is ​produced by a ​plant. Many ​types of fruit are ​sweet and can be ​eaten: Apricots are the one fruit I don't like. Oranges, ​apples, ​pears, and ​bananas are all ​types of fruit. Would you like some fruit for ​dessert? The ​cherrytree in ​ourgarden is in fruit (= it has fruit ​growing on it). I like exotic fruit, like ​mangoes and ​papayas. How many ​pieces of fresh fruit do you ​eat in a ​day? fruit ​trees He ​runs a fruit and ​vegetablestall in the ​market.
Compare
[C] specialized biology the ​part of any ​plant that ​holds the ​seeds

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

  • fruit noun (PERSON)

[C] slang a ​gay man. Many ​peopleconsider this word ​offensive.

fruitverb [I]

uk   us   /fruːt/ specialized
(Definition of fruit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fruit" in American English

See all translations

fruitnoun

 us   /frut/
  • fruit noun (PLANT PART)

[C/U] an ​edible and usually ​sweetproduct of a ​plant or ​tree that ​containsseeds or a ​pit (= ​large hard ​seed): [C] We ​eat a lot of fruits and ​vegetables at ​ourhouse. [U] I usually ​eat a ​piece of ​fresh fruit with my ​lunch. biology [C/U] Fruit is also the ​part of a ​plant that ​contains the ​seed from which a new ​plant can ​grow.
  • fruit noun (RESULT)

[C usually pl] the ​result of ​work or ​actions, esp. if ​pleasant or ​successful: The fruits of ​economicgrowth are ​starting to make a ​difference in the ​lives of many ​workers.
(Definition of fruit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fruit”
in Korean 과일…
in Arabic فاكِهة…
in Malaysian buah, hasil…
in French fruit…
in Russian фрукт…
in Chinese (Traditional) 植物的部分, 水果, 果實…
in Italian frutto, frutta…
in Turkish meyve…
in Polish owoc, owoce…
in Spanish fruta, fruto…
in Vietnamese quả, thành quả…
in Portuguese fruta…
in Thai ผลไม้, ผล…
in German die Frucht, der Ertrag…
in Catalan fruita…
in Japanese フルーツ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 植物的部分, 水果, 果实…
in Indonesian buah, hasil…
What is the pronunciation of fruit?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“fruit” in American English

Word of the Day

procession

a line of people who are all walking or travelling in the same direction, especially in a formal way as part of a religious ceremony or public celebration

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More