Fruit (v. t.) : Whatever is produced for the nourishment or enjoyment of
man or animals by the processes of vegetable growth, as corn, grass,
cotton, flax, etc.; -- commonly used in the plural.
Fruit (v. t.) : The pulpy, edible seed vessels of certain plants, especially those grown on branches above ground, as apples, oranges, grapes, melons, berries, etc. See 3.
Fruit (v. t.) : The ripened ovary of a flowering plant, with its contents and whatever parts are consolidated with it.
Fruit (v. t.) : The spore cases or conceptacles of flowerless plants, as of ferns, mosses, algae, etc., with the spores contained in them.
Fruit (v. t.) : The produce of animals; offspring; young; as, the fruit of the womb, of the loins, of the body.
Fruit (v. t.) : That which is produced; the effect or consequence of any action; advantageous or desirable product or result; disadvantageous or evil consequence or effect; as, the fruits of labor, of self-denial, of intemperance.
Fruit (v. i.) : To bear fruit.