- attainment of anything desired; realization; accomplishment: After years of hard work she finally brought her idea to full fruition.
- enjoyment, as of something attained or realized.
- state of bearing fruit.
Origin of fruition
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Examples from the Web for fruition
Her mother had a musical theater background, so Malone grew up backstage, watching productions come to fruition.Jena Malone’s Long, Strange Trip From Homelessness to Hollywood Stardom
December 22, 2014
One of the more fascinating projects I read about that never came to fruition was your Howard Hughes biopic starring Jim Carrey.Christopher Nolan Uncut: On ‘Interstellar,’ Ben Affleck’s Batman, and the Future of Mankind
November 10, 2014
As Hafsat brings development goals to fruition in her state, there are shades of a presidential candidate.The Nigerian Women Who Fight for Democracy
October 1, 2014
We have to remind people why the original was great, and have to do a little more work to bring that to fruition.Method Man Talks Wu-Tang Clan Reunion, Fake Rappers, and the Suge Knight Shooting
September 15, 2014
The cast and crew discuss how this groundbreaking movie came to fruition.The Making of ‘Boyhood’: Richard Linklater’s 12-Year Journey to Create An American Masterpiece
July 10, 2014
But man was not born for the indolence of pleasure and the uniformity of fruition.Imogen
American producers of very fine wool have ever fed an expectation, but never obtained the fruition of their hopes.
The May day, the day of fulfilment for Smiles' dreams and the fruition of her work, had come.'Smiles'
Eliot H. Robinson
There was a genuine sense of fruition about that first harvest.Land of the Burnt Thigh
Edith Eudora Kohl
For this character of the (or any) ideal of action the best name is fruition or enjoyment.Progress and History
- the attainment or realization of something worked for or desired; fulfilment
- enjoyment of this
- the act or condition of bearing fruit
Word Origin and History for fruition
early 15c., "act of enjoying," from Middle French fruition and directly from Late Latin fruitionem (nominative fruitio) "enjoyment," noun of action from Latin frui "to use, enjoy." Sense of "act or state of bearing fruit" is first recorded 1885 by mistaken association with fruit; figurative sense is from 1889.