What does product mean?

Definitions for product
ˈprɒd əkt, -ʌktprod·uct

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word product.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. merchandise, ware, productnoun

    commodities offered for sale

    "good business depends on having good merchandise"; "that store offers a variety of products"

  2. product, productionnoun

    an artifact that has been created by someone or some process

    "they improve their product every year"; "they export most of their agricultural production"

  3. product, mathematical productnoun

    a quantity obtained by multiplication

    "the product of 2 and 3 is 6"

  4. productnoun

    a chemical substance formed as a result of a chemical reaction

    "a product of lime and nitric acid"

  5. productnoun

    a consequence of someone's efforts or of a particular set of circumstances

    "skill is the product of hours of practice"; "his reaction was the product of hunger and fatigue"

  6. intersection, product, Cartesian productnoun

    the set of elements common to two or more sets

    "the set of red hats is the intersection of the set of hats and the set of red things"


  1. productnoun

    A commodity offered for sale.

  2. productnoun

    The amount of an artifact that has been created by someone or some process.

    They improve their product every year; they export most of their agricultural production.

  3. productnoun

    A consequence of someone's efforts or of a particular set of circumstances.

    Skill is the product of hours of practice; His reaction was the product of hunger and fatigue.

  4. productnoun

    A chemical substance formed as a result of a chemical reaction.

    This is a product of lime and nitric acid.

  5. productnoun

    A quantity obtained by multiplication of two or more numbers.

  6. productnoun

    categorical product

  7. productnoun

    Any tangible or intangible good or service that is a result of a process and that is intended for delivery to a customer or end user.

  8. productnoun

    The outcome or 'thingness' of an activity, especially in contrast to a process by which it was created or altered.

    This product of last month's quality standards committee is quite good, even though the process was flawed.

  9. productnoun

    Illegal drugs, especially cocaine, when viewed as a commodity.

    I got some product here you buying?

  10. Etymology: productus, perfect participle of produco, first attested in English in the mathematics sense.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Productnoun

    Etymology: productus, Lat. produit, Fr

    The landholder, having nothing but what the product of his land will yield, must take the market-rate. John Locke.

    Our British products are of such kinds and quantities, as can turn the balance of trade to our advantage. Addison.

    Range in the same quarter, the products of the same season. Spectator.

    See thy bright altars
    Heap’d with the products of Sabæan springs. Alexander Pope.

    Most of those books, which have obtained great reputation in the world, are the products of great and wise men. Isaac Watts.

    These are the product
    Of those ill-mated marriages. John Milton, Par. Lost.


  1. product

    A product generally refers to anything that is produced or created through a process. This may refer to: 1. A tangible good that is manufactured or created to be sold to customers, such as electronics, vehicles, or food items. 2. The outcome of a mathematical operation, such as multiplication or addition. For example, in multiplication, 4 multiplied by 5 (4x5) equals 20; here, 20 is the product. 3. A marketing or business context, where a product can refer to goods, services, ideas, places, persons, or a combination thereof, that are offered for sale to satisfy the needs or wants of a consumer. 4. In science, a product can refer to the result of a chemical reaction (chemical product) or the substance created as the result of a biological process (biological product). 5. In project management or software development, a product can refer to the final output, solution, or software that has been developed. In general, the specific meaning of a product often depends on the context in which it is being used.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Productnoun

    anything that is produced, whether as the result of generation, growth, labor, or thought, or by the operation of involuntary causes; as, the products of the season, or of the farm; the products of manufactures; the products of the brain

  2. Productnoun

    the number or sum obtained by adding one number or quantity to itself as many times as there are units in another number; the number resulting from the multiplication of two or more numbers; as, the product of the multiplication of 7 by 5 is 35. In general, the result of any kind of multiplication. See the Note under Multiplication

  3. Productverb

    to produce; to bring forward

  4. Productverb

    to lengthen out; to extend

  5. Productverb

    to produce; to make


  1. Product

    In marketing, a product is anything that can be offered to a market that might satisfy a want or need. In retailing, products are called merchandise. In manufacturing, products are bought as raw materials and sold as finished goods. Commodities are usually raw materials such as metals and agricultural products, but a commodity can also be anything widely available in the open market. In project management, products are the formal definition of the project deliverables that make up or contribute to delivering the objectives of the project. In insurance, the policies are considered products offered for sale by the insurance company that created the contract. In economics and commerce, products belong to a broader category of goods. The economic meaning of product was first used by political economist Adam Smith. A related concept is subproduct, a secondary but useful result of a production process. Dangerous products, particularly physical ones, that cause injuries to consumers or bystanders may be subject to product liability.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Product

    prod′ukt, n. that which grows or is produced: work: composition: effect: (arith.) the result of numbers multiplied together: (Milt.) offspring.—v.t. Product′ (rare), to produce.—ns. Productibil′ity, capability of being produced; Produc′tion, act of producing: that which is produced: fruit: product: (pol. econ.) creation of values: (zool.) extension, protrusion: (pl.) in Scots law, written documents produced in support of the action or defence.—adj. Produc′tive, having the power to produce: generative: fertile: efficient.—adv. Produc′tively.—ns. Produc′tiveness, Productiv′ity.

Editors Contribution

  1. product

    A required intelligent and innovative creation of value for a specific purpose.

    The product catalogue is online, accessible and easy to view.

    Submitted by MaryC on October 7, 2020  

  2. product

    A specific type of item created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles to sell for a specific purpose.

    The company sold a variety of product on their website.

    Submitted by anonymous on March 20, 2016  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'product' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #888

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'product' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1240

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'product' in Nouns Frequency: #156

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of product in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of product in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of product in a Sentence

  1. Joerg Weigl:

    As soon as you make it stable and possible as a fun activity, a fun activity is what people want and if people want this, it's a product and as soon as it's a product, it's a commercial market (product). That's very simple and it's a commercial market (product) that doesn't pollute the environment, so that is a nice thing.

  2. Margaret Thatcher:

    Europe will never be like America. Europe is a product of history. America is a product of philosophy.

  3. Jason Humbert:

    I think the biggest red flag would be that any product that hasn't undergone FDA review is making a claim that it can treat or cure cancer, only products that have been evaluated -- approved FDA drugs -- can make those claims. So if a consumer happens upon a website or a social media site and they see that this product is marketed as a natural cure for cancer or a natural treatment for cancer, they should be very skeptical, because unless that product has been evaluated by FDA, there's no reason to believe it's safe or effective for that use.

  4. William Seward Burroughs:

    Junk is the ultimate merchandise. The junk merchant does not sell his product to the consumer, he sells the consumer to the product. He does not improve and simplify his merchandise, he degrades and simplifies the client.

  5. David Ogilvy:

    Never write an advertisement which you wouldn't want your own family to read. You wouldn't tell lies to your own wife. Don't tell them to mine. Do as you would be done by. If you tell lies about a product, you will be found out -- either by the Government, which will prosecute you, or by the consumer, who will punish you by not buying your product a second time. Good products can be sold by honest advertising. If you don't think the product is good, you have no business to be advertising it.

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