Origin of productive
Examples from the Web for productive
On Nov. 1, when Brittany ends her short but productive life, I will be thanking God for her remarkable and courageous example.On Her Own Terms: Why Brittany Maynard Has Chosen to Die|Gene Robinson|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In order for the populace to lead balanced and productive lives, manipulative forces must provide scripted risk.
Putin has hinted publicly that he favors Tymoshenko, noting they had a productive relationship when she was prime minister.Putin Can Take Ukraine Without an Invasion, and Probably Will|Jamie Dettmer|April 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The 113th Congress has been among the least productive in history.
And now as a free man, Kenneth does everything in his power to guide his clients in productive paths out of violence.If Gun Violence Is A Disease, These People Might Just Be The Cure|Moral Courage|April 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Vine very vigorous, healthy and productive; wood reddish-brown, short-jointed.Manual of American Grape-Growing|U. P. Hedrick
Suppose that the cultivator goes every morning with a jar to carry off the stagnant water where it is productive of injury.Harmonies of Political Economy|Frdric Bastiat
That the expense of living be decreased by two-thirds and the productive labour increased by nine-twentieths?The home|Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The two most approved sources of wealth were the ownership of immense estates and the ownership of productive mines.The War With Mexico, Volume I (of 2)|Justin H. Smith
In such a place leisure is productive of little except ennui.The Faith Doctor|Edward Eggleston
British Dictionary definitions for productive
- producing or capable of producing goods and services that have monetary or exchange valueproductive assets
- of or relating to such productionthe productive processes of an industry
Word Origin and History for productive
1610s, from French productif (16c.) and directly from Medieval Latin productivus "fit for production," from Latin product-, past participle stem of producere (see produce (v.)). Related: Productively; productiveness.