What does produce mean?

Definitions for produce
prəˈdus, -ˈdyus; ˈprɒd us, -yus, ˈproʊ dus, -dyuspro·duce

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word produce.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. produce, green goods, green groceries, garden truckverb

    fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market

  2. produce, bring forthverb

    bring forth or yield

    "The tree would not produce fruit"

  3. produce, make, createverb

    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 riseverb

    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 forthverb

    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, produceverb

    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 outverb

    bring onto the market or release

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

  8. grow, develop, produce, get, acquireverb

    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"


  1. producenoun

    Items produced.

  2. producenoun

    Amount produced.

  3. producenoun

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

  4. producenoun


  5. producenoun

    Livestock and pet food supplies.

  6. produceverb

    To yield, make or manufacture; to generate.

  7. produceverb

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

  8. produceverb

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

  9. produceverb

    To extend an area, or lengthen a line.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Producenoun

    Etymology: from the verb.

    You hoard not health for your own private use,
    But on the publick spend the rich produce. Dryden.

    In Staffordshire, after their lands are marled, they sow it with barley, allowing three bushels to an acre. Its common produce is thirty bushels. John Mortimer, Husbandry.

    This tax has already been so often tried, that we know the exact produce of it. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 20.

  2. To PRODUCEverb

    Etymology: produco, Lat. produire, Fr.

    Produce your cause, saith the Lord; bring forth your strong reasons. Isa. xli. 21.

    Your parents did not produce you much into the world, whereby you avoided many wrong steps. Jonathan Swift.

    It seems not meet, nor wholesome to my place,
    To be produc’d against the Moor. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    This soil produces all sorts of palm-trees. George Sandys.

    Somewhat is produced of nothing; for lyes are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance. Francis Bacon.

    They by imprudence mix’d
    Produce prodigious births of body or mind. John Milton.

    Thou all this good of evil shalt produce. John Milton.

    Clouds may rain, and rain produce
    Fruits in her soften’d soil. John Milton.

    Observing in ourselves, that we can at pleasure move several parts of our bodies; the effects also, that natural bodies are able to produce in one another, occurring every moment to our senses, we both these ways get the idea of power. John Locke.

    Hinder light but from striking on porphyre, and its colours vanish, it no longer produces any such ideas; upon the return of light, it produces these appearances again. John Locke.

    This wonder of the sculptor’s hand
    Produc’d, his art was at a stand. Addison.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Produceverb

    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. Produceverb

    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. Produceverb

    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. Produceverb

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

  5. Produceverb

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

  6. Produceverb

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

  7. Produceverb

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

  8. Produceverb

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

  9. Producenoun

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

  10. Producenoun

    agricultural products

  11. Etymology: [L. producere, productum, to bring forward, beget, produce; pro forward, forth + ducere to lead. See Duke.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Produce

    prō-dūs′, v.t. to bring forward: to make longer: to bring forth: to bear: to exhibit: to yield: to bring about: to cause: (geom.) to extend.—v.i. to yield: to create value.—ns. Prod′uce, that which is produced: product: proceeds: crops: yield; Prod′uce-brok′er, a dealer in natural products, esp. foreign or colonial; Produc′er; Producibil′ity.—adj. Produc′ible, that may be produced: that may be generated or made: that may be exhibited.—n. Produc′ibleness.—adj. Produc′tile, capable of being drawn out in length. [L. producĕre, -ductumpro, forward, ducĕre, to lead.]

Editors Contribution

  1. produce

    To create.

    They did produce the food that was necessary for the family to live sustainably.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 12, 2020  

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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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of produce in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of produce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of produce in a Sentence

  1. Dmitry Polishchuk:

    We plan to further increase the fleet, by as much as even a thousand cars. We can produce the first thousand cars fairly quickly within one and half and two years, this is needed to check changes quickly in the algorithms we are making.

  2. Nervous Flyers Bunn:

    Anybody who’s got anxiety in their lives when they get on a plane is more likely to produce post-traumatic stress.

  3. Alexei Sharshkov:

    Piglets go on to produce a new generation of sport pigs. They don't get eaten, how could you eat a competitor who is known around the world?

  4. Dane Davis:

    Contract negotiations are particularly important this year. If we see disruptions (to output), it could push the market into deficit and produce a strong driver to prices.

  5. Nattapong Nithi-Uthai:

    There should be designated places for every single item to go. If things are piled up somewhere, they can leak into the ocean, producers should also be made responsible for taking back the single-use plastic they produce ... This might make them think twice about producing single-use packaging.

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