What does generate mean?

Definitions for generate
ˈdʒɛn əˌreɪtgen·er·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. generate, bring forth(verb)

    bring into existence

    "The new manager generated a lot of problems"; "The computer bug generated chaos in the office"; "The computer generated this image"; "The earthquake generated a tsunami"

  2. render, yield, return, give, generate(verb)

    give or supply

    "The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"; "This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn"; "The estate renders some revenue for the family"

  3. generate(verb)

    produce (energy)

    "We can't generate enough power for the entire city"; "The hydroelectric plant needs to generate more electricity"

  4. beget, get, engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring forth(verb)

    make children

    "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"

Wiktionary

  1. generate(Verb)

    To bring into being; give rise to.

    The discussion generated an uproar.

    Etymology: From generatus, perfect passive participle of genero, from genus; see genus.

  2. generate(Verb)

    To produce as a result of a chemical or physical process.

    Adding concentrated sulphuric acid to water generates heat.

    Etymology: From generatus, perfect passive participle of genero, from genus; see genus.

  3. generate(Verb)

    To procreate, beget.

    They generated many offspring.

    Etymology: From generatus, perfect passive participle of genero, from genus; see genus.

  4. generate(Verb)

    To form a figure from a curve or solid.

    Rotating a circle generates a sphere.

    Etymology: From generatus, perfect passive participle of genero, from genus; see genus.

  5. generate(Verb)

    To appear or occur; be generated.

    Etymology: From generatus, perfect passive participle of genero, from genus; see genus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Generate(verb)

    to beget; to procreate; to propagate; to produce (a being similar to the parent); to engender; as, every animal generates its own species

    Etymology: [L. generatus, p. p. of generare to generate, fr. genus. See Genus, Gender.]

  2. Generate(verb)

    to cause to be; to bring into life

    Etymology: [L. generatus, p. p. of generare to generate, fr. genus. See Genus, Gender.]

  3. Generate(verb)

    to originate, especially by a vital or chemical process; to produce; to cause

    Etymology: [L. generatus, p. p. of generare to generate, fr. genus. See Genus, Gender.]

  4. Generate(verb)

    to trace out, as a line, figure, or solid, by the motion of a point or a magnitude of inferior order

    Etymology: [L. generatus, p. p. of generare to generate, fr. genus. See Genus, Gender.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Generate

    jen′ėr-āt, v.t. to produce: to bring into life: to originate.—adj. Gen′erable, that may be generated or produced.—ns. Gen′erant (math.), a line, point, or figure that produces another figure by its motion; Generā′tion, a producing or originating: a single stage in natural descent: the people of the same age or period: offspring, progeny, race: (pl.) genealogy, history (B.); Generā′tionism, traducianism.—adj. Gen′erātive, having the power of generating or producing.—ns. Gen′erātor, begetter or producer: the principal sound in music; Gen′erātrix (geom.), the point, line, or surface which, by its motion, generates another magnitude.—adjs. Genet′ic, -al, pertaining to genesis or production.—adv. Genet′ically.—ns. Gen′etrix, Gen′itrix, a female parent; Gen′itor, a progenitor; Gen′iture, birth.—Alternation of generations, a complication in the life-history of plants, when the organism produces offspring unlike itself, but giving rise in turn to forms like the original parents; Spontaneous generation, the origination of living from non-living matter: abiogenesis. [L. generāre, -ātumgenus, a kind.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. generate

    To produce something according to an algorithm or program or set of rules, or as a (possibly unintended) side effect of the execution of an algorithm or program. The opposite of parse. This term retains its mechanistic connotations (though often humorously) when used of human behavior. “The guy is rational most of the time, but mention nuclear energy around him and he'll generate infinite flamage.”

CrunchBase

  1. Generate

    Generate is a production and management company that develops entertainment properties for the Millennial audience across multiple media platforms.Generate develops professionally produced content that can move from broadband to television, film, publishing and beyond, and creates ways to integrate the advertising, technology and entertainment communities. Generate’s talent management arm includes a large concentration of talent including actors, comedians, writers, producers and directors. Generate Insight, the company’s market research division, gathers and analyzes data about Millennials.

Editors Contribution

  1. generate

    To create.

    The exercise and running did generate bidy heat.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 22, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'generate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4535

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'generate' in Verbs Frequency: #373

Anagrams for generate »

  1. green tea, teenager, teen-ager

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of generate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of generate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of generate in a Sentence

  1. Adam Lisberg:

    All DJI customers have complete control over any photos, vidoes and flight logs they generate during their operations, none of this data is ever transferred to DJI or anyone else unless they deliberately choose to do so.

  2. Frederic Bourgaud:

    Plants generate defense molecules naturally, we ensure they produce as many of them as possible.

  3. Robert Holderith:

    If we're able to generate $50,000 in losses, we put that $25,000 back in your pocket.

  4. Matt Skinner:

    We had hopes that... we would have more time and that the directive would also generate data that researchers could use to better formulate whatever the next steps may be, obviously we don't have the time for that now.

  5. Mauricio Macri:

    That will generate stability to strengthen the investment process, which is what will generate jobs.

Images & Illustrations of generate

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