Lexicon: fructify – full

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fructify (fructified), v. [L. fructificare.]

Generate; develop; make fruitful; cause to be productive; [fig] enable to write; release for creative action.

frugal, adj. [L.]

  1. Economical; thrifty; sparing; scrimping; stinting; business-oriented; careful with money; judicious in use of resources; [metaphor] farseeing; keen-sighted.
  2. Concise; perspicacious; carefully chosen.
  3. Poor; wanting; lacking; deprived; nearly empty; [fig.] humble; modest.
  4. Stingy; abstemious; not indulgent; not extravagant; not spendthrift.
  5. Quiet; dumb; speechless.
  6. Inexpensive; cheap; low-priced; of small cost; demanding little in return.

frugality, n. [see frugal, adj.]

Economy; thriftiness; judicious use of resources.

fruit, n. [L.]

  1. Food; yield; crop; harvest; sweet nutritious pericarp of a seed; [fig.] object of desire; deceased loved one.
  2. Phrase. “Forbidden Fruit”: enticement; temptation; seduction; alluring matter; unlawful action; that which is proscribed; (see Genesis 3:3).

fruition, n. [L. fruor, to enjoy.]

Enjoyment; fulfillment; satisfaction; gratification; pleasure arising from possession.

fruitless (-er), adj. [ME.]

  1. Worthless; bootless; futile; in vain; not productive; of no good effect.
  2. Phrase. “Fruitlesser to fling”: because fighting is useless; because flight is impossible; because flinging oneself against fate would be fruitless; because throwing a fit would not make any difference; [editor's note: what a brilliant loaded alliterative ED phrase!]

fugitive, adj. [see fugitive, n.]

Fleeting; evanescent; transitory; ephemeral.

fugitive, n. [Fr. < L. fugere, to flee.]

Runaway; escapee; one who flees from danger.

fulfill (-ed, -ing), v. [OE.]

  1. Finish; complete.
  2. Obey; execute; carry out; live up to; bring to pass; cause to happen; act in accordance with.
  3. Accomplish; perform; achieve.

full (-er, -est), adj. [OE.]

  1. Occupied; not vacant.
  2. High; eminent; elevating; uplifting; exultant; [fig.] showy; glorious; magnificent; artistically rich; aesthetically overpowering; [word play on “full house”] crowded; having a large audience; with many people in attendance.
  3. Completely done; entire in time; not partially accomplished.
  4. Right; appointed; anticipated; mature; completely blessed; absolutely appropriate; entirely fitting; just as it should be.
  5. Phrase. “God's full time”: God's promised era; the due time of the Lord; [fig.] paradise; the millennium; the resurrection from the dead; the restoration of all things; era of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ; (see Ephesians 1:10 “the dispensation of the fulness of time”).
  6. Phrase. “at full”: disk-like in appearance; in its greatest circumference; shaped like a complete circle; appearing with its whole perimeter; viewable in all directions of its diameters; at the monthly stage of most visibility from a vantage point on Earth.
  7. Phrase. “full fed”: satiated; well-fed; completely blooming; prime for the picking; [fig.] well cared for; nourished with sun, water, mineral, and so forth.