- to bring into existence; give rise to; cause: to produce steam.
- to bring into existence by intellectual or creative ability: to produce a great painting.
- to make or manufacture: to produce automobiles for export.
- to bring forth; give birth to; bear: to produce a litter of puppies.
- to provide, furnish, or supply; yield: a mine producing silver.
- Finance. to cause to accrue: stocks producing unexpected dividends.
- to bring forward; present to view or notice; exhibit: to produce one's credentials.
- to bring (a play, movie, opera, etc.) before the public.
- to extend or prolong, as a line.
- to create, bring forth, or yield offspring, products, etc.: Their mines are closed because they no longer produce.
- Economics. to create economic value; bring crops, goods, etc., to a point at which they will command a price.
- something that is produced; yield; product.
- agricultural products collectively, especially vegetables and fruits.
- offspring, especially of a female animal: the produce of a mare.
Origin of produce
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Examples from the Web for produced
The election of 1964 produced the most liberal Congress since the Democratic landslide of 1936.Thank Congress, Not LBJ for Great Society
Julian Zelizer, Scott Porch
January 4, 2015
Stetson returned east in 1865 and created his own hat company, which produced high-quality hats made for outdoor use.My Love Letter to the Stetson
December 24, 2014
Champagne must also be produced in a traditional “methode champenoise” style.Champagne: You’re Drinking It All Wrong
December 20, 2014
Methane could be produced by microbes on Mars, too, if they exist in enough numbers.Methane on Mars: Life or Just Gas?
Matthew R. Francis
December 17, 2014
Season three was the strongest one the series has produced yet, to boot.15 Enraging Golden Globe TV Snubs and Surprises: Amy Poehler, 'Mad Men' & More
December 11, 2014
It produced no great generals and statesmen and no famous Kings.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
In support of his deposition he produced his billet de garde, dated the 8th.
Thinking of this, he produced it from the holster with a flick of his fingers.Way of the Lawless
The quantity of sugar produced was small compared to that produced on other estates.
The budget for 1842 was produced under depressing circumstances.
- to bring (something) into existence; yield
- to bring forth (a product) by mental or physical effort; makeshe produced a delicious dinner for us
- (tr) to give birth to
- (tr) to manufacture (a commodity)this firm produces cartons
- (tr) to give rise toher joke produced laughter
- (tr) to present to viewto produce evidence
- to bring before the publiche produced two plays and a film last year
- to conceive and create the overall sound of (a record) and supervise its arrangement, recording, and mixing
- (tr) geometry to extend (a line)
- anything that is produced; product
- agricultural products regarded collectivelyfarm produce
Word Origin and History for produced
early 15c., "develop, proceed, extend," from Latin producere "lead or bring forth, draw out," figuratively "to promote, empower; stretch out, extend," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + ducere "to bring, lead" (see duke). Sense of "bring into being" is first recorded 1510s; that of "put (a play) on stage" is from 1580s. Related: Produced; producing.
"thing or things produced," 1690s, from produce (v.), and originally accented like it. Specific sense of "agricultural productions" (as distinguished from manufactured goods) is from 1745.