Definitions for: Productive


[adj] marked by great fruitfulness; "fertile farmland"; "a fat land"; "a productive vineyard"; "rich soil"
[adj] producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly); "productive farmland"; "his productive years"; "a productive collaboration"
[adj] having the ability to produce or originate; "generative power"; "generative forces"
[adj] yielding positive results



Webster (1913) Definition: Pro*duc"tive, a. [F. productif, L. productivus fit
for prolongation.]
1. Having the quality or power of producing; yielding or
furnishing results; as, productive soil; productive
enterprises; productive labor, that which increases the
number or amount of products.

2. Bringing into being; causing to exist; producing;
originative; as, an age productive of great men; a spirit
productive of heroic achievements.

And kindle with thy own productive fire. --Dryden.

This is turning nobility into a principle of virtue,
and making it productive of merit. --Spectator.

3. Producing, or able to produce, in large measure; fertile;
profitable. -- Pro*duc"tive*ly, adv. --
Pro*duc"tive*ness, n.

Synonyms: amentaceous, amentiferous, arable, bearing, cultivable, cultivatable, fat, fecund, fertile, fissiparous, fruitful, generative, oil-bearing, profitable, prolific, rich, tillable

Antonyms: consumptive, unproductive

See Also: creative, originative, successful

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