fertile fertile  /ˈfɜr təl/


  1. (adj) capable of reproducing
  2. (adj) intellectually productive
  3. (adj) bearing in abundance especially offspring
  4. (adj) marked by great fruitfulness



  1. Some 10,000 years ago, when glaciers chilled northern Europe, the Sahara desert was a fertile, well-watered land.
  2. Occasionally across the fertile plain came the echoing thump of detonating mines.
  3. Yes, says a Harvard scientist, who offers an explanationOn a brilliant day in the spring of 1980, a stranger arrived at L'Estre marketplace in Haiti's fertile.


  1. Fairy Circle Mystery Solved By Computational Modelling

    The explanation of the mysterious barren circles that form in the middle of fertile grasslands hints that similar circles may show up in other systems, say complexity scientists
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Technology Review

  2. A Workbook Of Simple Tasks For Sparking Your Creative Process

    The folks behind Conditional Design want you to experiment in structured ways. Good ideas can arrive (seemingly) in an instant or may emerge after a hard-fought battle between right brain, left brain, and reality. But even people who are blessed with a fertile imagination can benefit from a change of pace and approach to their work. Conditional Design is a new movement that hopes to nurture ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

  3. Trial at a glance...

    Back up: Special Agent James Marra of the Office of the Inspector General. Yet to be cross-examined by James “Whitey” Bulger’s defense team, assistant U.S. Attorney Fred Wyshak Jr. may ask Marra to keep reading aloud from the gangster’s fertile FBI informant file. Next up: Retired Boston FBI Special Agent John Morris, who as supervisor of the bureau’s organized crime squad dealt directly with ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Boston Herald


  1. "I hadn't done anything in television since `My So-Called Life,'" Danes said. "Both projects are so extraordinary and since I was last nominated -- since I was a kid -- television has become incredibly sophisticated and a wonderfully fertile...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Claire Danes Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "The volume of the seizure indicates that international syndicates saw Australia as a potentially fertile market - we hope that impression has well and truly been smashed," Mr McClelland told reporters in Sydney. "One benefit of this seizure...
    on Aug 7, 2008 By: Robert McClelland Source: The Australian

  3. "Fidel is recovering," Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque told reporters in Havana. "It has been a fertile period of work, reading, studying and writing, while keeping in touch with and being involved in the country's main decisions, on...
    on Sep 21, 2007 By: Felipe Perez Roque Source: Reuters

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