What does reproduce mean?

Definitions for reproduceˌri prəˈdus, -ˈdyus

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reproduce(verb)

    make a copy or equivalent of

    "reproduce the painting"

  2. reproduce, procreate, multiply(verb)

    have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant

    "The Bible tells people to procreate"

  3. reproduce(verb)

    recreate a sound, image, idea, mood, atmosphere, etc.

    "this DVD player reproduces the sound of the piano very well"; "He reproduced the feeling of sadness in the portrait"

  4. regurgitate, reproduce(verb)

    repeat after memorization

    "For the exam, you must be able to regurgitate the information"


  1. reproduce(Verb)

    to produce an image or copy of something

  2. reproduce(Verb)

    to generate offspring (sexually or asexually)

  3. reproduce(Verb)

    to produce again; to recreate

  4. reproduce(Verb)

    to bring something to mind; to recall

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reproduce(verb)

    to produce again

  2. Reproduce(verb)

    to bring forward again; as, to reproduce a witness; to reproduce charges; to reproduce a play

  3. Reproduce(verb)

    to cause to exist again

  4. Reproduce(verb)

    to produce again, by generation or the like; to cause the existence of (something of the same class, kind, or nature as another thing); to generate or beget, as offspring; as, to reproduce a rose; some animals are reproduced by gemmation

  5. Reproduce(verb)

    to make an image or other representation of; to portray; to cause to exist in the memory or imagination; to make a copy of; as, to reproduce a person's features in marble, or on canvas; to reproduce a design

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Reproduce

    rē-prō-dūs′, v.t. to produce again: to form anew: to propagate: to represent.—n. Reprodū′cer, one who reproduces: the diaphragm used in producing speech in the phonograph.—adj. Reprodū′cible.—n. Reproduc′tion, the act of producing new organisms—the whole process whereby life is continued from generation to generation: repetition.—adj. Reproduc′tive, tending to reproduce.—ns. Reproduc′tiveness, Reproductiv′ity.—adj. Reproduc′tory.—Reproductive faculty, the faculty of the association of ideas; Reproductive organs (bot.), the organs appropriate to the production of seeds or spines: (zool.) the generative system.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reproduce' in Verbs Frequency: #820


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reproduce in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reproduce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Paul Klee:

    Art does not reproduce the visible rather, it makes visible.

  2. Paul Klee, Creative Credo, 1920:

    Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible.

  3. John Stephenson:

    It's not surprising, wolves do tend to attempt to reproduce each year. We expected them to den again.

  4. Caroline Jarrett:

    These tools make it relatively easy to reproduce the form you currently have, they don’t help you figure out if that is the form you ought to have.

  5. Hugh Perry:

    We now need to find something to reproduce the effect of brain cooling. We need to find drugs which can induce the effects of hibernation and hypothermia.

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