fruit Definition in Cambridge British English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of "fruit" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

fruitnoun

uk   us   /fruːt/

fruit noun (PLANT PART)

A1 [C or U] the soft part containing seeds 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 cherry tree in our garden 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 vegetable stall in the market.
Compare
[C] specialized biology the part of any plant that holds the seeds
More examples

fruit noun (RESULT)

the fruit/fruits of sth C2 the pleasant or successful result of work or actions: This book is the fruit of 15 years' research. It's been hard work, but now the business is running smoothly you can sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labours.

fruit noun (PERSON)

[C] slang a gay man. Many people consider this word offensive.

fruitverb [I]

uk   us   /fruːt/ specialized
When a plant fruits, it produces fruit: Over the last few years, our apple trees have been fruiting much earlier than usual.
Translations of “fruit”
in Arabic فاكِهة…
in Korean 과일…
in Malaysian buah, hasil…
in French fruit…
in Turkish meyve…
in Italian frutto, frutta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 植物的部分, 水果, 果實…
in Russian фрукт…
in Polish owoc, owoce…
in Vietnamese quả, thành quả…
in Spanish fruta, fruto…
in Portuguese fruta…
in Thai ผลไม้, ผล…
in German die Frucht, der Ertrag…
in Catalan fruita…
in Japanese フルーツ…
in Indonesian buah, hasil…
in Chinese (Simplified) 植物的部分, 水果, 果实…
(Definition of fruit from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of fruit?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “fruit” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
avatar

an image that represents you in online games, chat rooms, etc. and that you can move around the screen

Word of the Day

The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
by Liz Walter,
June 24, 2015
Look at these two sentences: My sister made the cake. The cake was made by my sister. Both these sentences mean the same. The first is an active sentence: it tells you what the sister did. The second is a passive sentence: it tells you what happened to the cake. Here are

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More