fruition fruition  /fru ˈɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) the condition of bearing fruit
  2. (n) enjoyment derived from use or possession
  3. (n) something that is made real or concrete



  1. The effort took several years to come to fruition, while Microsoft continued to entrench its Web browser dominance.
  2. Yet his own life was a constant scramble for livelihood and influence, he spent much of his time in exile, and almost none of his cherished schemes came near to fruition.
  3. The cruise-ship scheme never came to fruition.


  1. Field of dreams: New Hancock College ballpark bigger, better

    Hancock College athletic director Kim Ensing saw years of work come to fruition last Saturday.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Adobe Press

  2. A hot topic once again

    (Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series examining the history of El Portal and the Riverdrive Mall, downtown projects that never came to full fruition. City leaders announced Wednesday that the old mall will be demolished, replaced with a new retail outlet center.)
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Laredo Morning Times

  3. Ocean Alliance opens at old paint factory on Gloucester Harbor

    After years of research, fundraising and renovation, Iain Kerr's vision has come to fruition. Ocean Alliance held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 31 to celebrate the official opening of the organization’s new headquarters in the former Tarr and Wonson Paint Manufactory site on Rocky Neck.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Cape Ann Beacon


  1. "We've sat here in other years when we were in Conference USA," Pitino recalled, "thinking we deserved a number two or three seed when it didn't come to fruition, so this is very exciting for our team."
    on Mar 16, 2009 By: Rick Pitino Source:

  2. "Obviously a huge day," NASA Administrator Michael Griffin said, for all of the space station partners "and really for all the people who hope to see space station come to fruition and do what it was designed to do."
    on Jun 1, 2006 By: Michael Griffin Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "I think we've got a lot of pieces in place," Gibbs said. "I personally want to be a part of that. I want to see it finished. ...... Our fans deserve championships. I want to be a part of seeing that come to fruition."
    on Jan 8, 2008 By: Joe Gibbs Source: Boston Globe

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