Definitions for produceprəˈdus, -ˈdyus; ˈprɒd us, -yus, ˈproʊ dus, -dyus

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pro•duceprəˈdus, -ˈdyus; ˈprɒd us, -yus, ˈproʊ dus, -dyus(v.; n.)-duced, -duc•ing

  1. (v.t.)to cause to exist; give rise to:

    to produce steam.

  2. to bring into existence by intellectual or creative ability:

    to produce a great painting.

  3. to make or manufacture:

    to produce automobiles for export.

  4. to give birth to; bear.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  5. to furnish or supply; yield:

    a mine producing silver.

  6. to present; exhibit:

    to produce one's credentials.

  7. to bring (a play, movie, opera, etc.) before the public.

    Category: Showbiz

  8. to extend or prolong, as a line.

    Category: Math

  9. (v.i.)to yield products, offspring, etc.

  10. (n.)something that is produced; yield; product.

  11. agricultural products collectively, esp. vegetables and fruits.

    Category: Agriculture

Origin of produce:

1375–1425; late ME < L prōdūcere to lead or bring forward, extend, prolong, produce =prō-pro -1+dūcere to lead


Princeton's WordNet

  1. produce, green goods, green groceries, garden truck(verb)

    fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market

  2. produce, bring forth(verb)

    bring forth or yield

    "The tree would not produce fruit"

  3. produce, make, create(verb)

    create or manufacture a man-made product

    "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries"

  4. produce, bring about, give rise(verb)

    cause to happen, occur or exist

    "This procedure produces a curious effect"; "The new law gave rise to many complaints"; "These chemicals produce a noxious vapor"; "the new President must bring about a change in the health care system"

  5. produce, bring forth(verb)

    bring out for display

    "The proud father produced many pictures of his baby"; "The accused brought forth a letter in court that he claims exonerates him"

  6. grow, raise, farm, produce(verb)

    cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques

    "The Bordeaux region produces great red wines"; "They produce good ham in Parma"; "We grow wheat here"; "We raise hogs here"

  7. produce, bring on, bring out(verb)

    bring onto the market or release

    "produce a movie"; "bring out a book"; "produce a new play"

  8. grow, develop, produce, get, acquire(verb)

    come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)

    "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. produce(verb)əˈdus, -ˈdyus; n. ˈprɒd us, -yus, ˈproʊ dus, -dyus

    to create or make

    Which countries produce the most oil?; He is capable of producing excellent work.

  2. produceəˈdus, -ˈdyus; n. ˈprɒd us, -yus, ˈproʊ dus, -dyus

    to cause

    His bad management has produced a crisis for the company.; an earthquake that produced a catastrophic tsunami

  3. produceəˈdus, -ˈdyus; n. ˈprɒd us, -yus, ˈproʊ dus, -dyus

    to show or reveal

    Suddenly he produced a gun from under his jacket!; You have to produce proof of your identity.

  4. produceəˈdus, -ˈdyus; n. ˈprɒd us, -yus, ˈproʊ dus, -dyus

    to organize the making of a movie, TV show, etc.

    He has been asked to produce a TV series.; I'm acting and producing at the same time.

  5. produce(noun)əˈdus, -ˈdyus; n. ˈprɒd us, -yus, ˈproʊ dus, -dyus

    food grown by farmers

    farm produce


  1. produce(Noun)

    Items produced.

  2. produce(Noun)

    Amount produced.

  3. produce(Noun)

    Harvested agricultural goods collectively, especially vegetables and fruit, but possibly including eggs, dairy products and meat; the saleable food products of farms.

  4. produce(Noun)


  5. produce(Noun)

    Livestock and pet food supplies.

  6. produce(Verb)

    To yield, make or manufacture; to generate.

  7. produce(Verb)

    To make (a thing) available to a person, an authority, etc.; to provide for inspection.

  8. produce(Verb)

    To sponsor and present (a motion picture, etc) to an audience or to the public.

  9. produce(Verb)

    To extend an area, or lengthen a line.

  10. Origin: From produco, from pro + duco.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Produce(verb)

    to bring forward; to lead forth; to offer to view or notice; to exhibit; to show; as, to produce a witness or evidence in court

  2. Produce(verb)

    to bring forth, as young, or as a natural product or growth; to give birth to; to bear; to generate; to propagate; to yield; to furnish; as, the earth produces grass; trees produce fruit; the clouds produce rain

  3. Produce(verb)

    to cause to be or to happen; to originate, as an effect or result; to bring about; as, disease produces pain; vice produces misery

  4. Produce(verb)

    to give being or form to; to manufacture; to make; as, a manufacturer produces excellent wares

  5. Produce(verb)

    to yield or furnish; to gain; as, money at interest produces an income; capital produces profit

  6. Produce(verb)

    to draw out; to extend; to lengthen; to prolong; as, to produce a man's life to threescore

  7. Produce(verb)

    to extend; -- applied to a line, surface, or solid; as, to produce a side of a triangle

  8. Produce(verb)

    to yield or furnish appropriate offspring, crops, effects, consequences, or results

  9. Produce(noun)

    that which is produced, brought forth, or yielded; product; yield; proceeds; result of labor, especially of agricultural labors

  10. Produce(noun)

    agricultural products


  1. Produce

    Produce is a generalized term for a group of farm-produced crops and goods, including fruits and vegetables More specifically, the term "produce" often implies that the products are fresh and generally in the same state as where they were harvested. In supermarkets the term is also used to refer to the section where fruit and vegetables are kept. Produce is the main product sold by greengrocers, farmers' markets, and fruit markets. In some parts of the world, including the United States, produce is marked with small stickers bearing price look-up codes. These four or five digit codes are a standardized system intended to aid checkout and inventory control in produce markets.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'produce' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #906

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'produce' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1212

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'produce' in Verbs Frequency: #68

Translations for produce

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to bring out

She produced a letter from her pocket.

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