- producing abundantly; rich in resources or invention; fruitful; prolific
- causing or helping fertility: the sun's fertile warmth
- able to produce young, seeds, fruit, pollen, spores, etc.
- capable of development into a new individual; fertilized: fertile eggs
- designating or of material, as uranium-238 or thorium-232, that can be made fissile by a neutron-induced nuclear reaction
Origin of fertileMiddle English from Old French from Classical Latin fertilis from stem of ferre, bear