- a person who produces.
- Economics. a person who creates economic value, or produces goods and services.
- a person responsible for the financial and administrative aspects of a stage, film, television, or radio production; the person who exercises general supervision of a production and is responsible chiefly for raising money, hiring technicians and artists, etc., required to stage a play, make a motion picture, or the like.Compare director(def 3).
- British Theater. (formerly) a director of theatrical productions; stage director.
- an apparatus for making producer gas.
- Ecology. an organism, as a plant, that is able to produce its own food from inorganic substances.
Origin of producer
Examples from the Web for producer
As a producer on The Gambler, he read a bunch of women for the female lead, and settled on Larson.Brie Larson’s Hollywood Transformation
December 29, 2014
Depending on the producer, Champagne can also be highly cloyingly sweet, buttery, or round, or mineral.Champagne: You’re Drinking It All Wrong
December 20, 2014
BBC producer Jeane McCallum: “May be time for a return to Cuba before McDonalds moves in.”Castro's Hipster Apologists Want to Keep Cuba ‘Authentically’ Poor
December 18, 2014
But the producer of the film took the clips to him since he was very close to Mandela.Idris Elba on Eric Garner, ‘Mi Mandela,’ and Selling Weed to Dave Chappelle
December 6, 2014
When I became aware that an intern of mine had been sexually harassed by a producer while making the film, I was blown away.A Rallying Cry Against the Oversexualization of Our Youth
November 30, 2014
Spawn, why didn't you tell me you were a producer of quicksilver?
Every member of the whole organized association is a producer.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
Yes, the producer will always claim the whole show if it all goes well.
You know that you owe your reputation as a producer to me, and don't be selfish.
Every member of every family in the future will be a producer of some kind and in some degree.
- a person or thing that produces
- British a person responsible for the artistic direction of a play, including interpretation of the script, preparation of the actors, and overall design
- US and Canadian a person who organizes the stage production of a play, including the finance, management, etc
- the person who takes overall administrative responsibility for a film or television programmeCompare director (def. 4)
- the person who supervises the arrangement, recording, and mixing of a record
- economics a person or business enterprise that generates goods or services for saleCompare consumer (def. 1)
- chem an apparatus or plant for making producer gas
- (often plural) ecology an organism, esp a green plant, that builds up its own tissues from simple inorganic compoundsSee also consumer (def. 3), decomposer
Word Origin and History for producer
1510s, "one who produces;" agent noun from produce (v.). Of entertainments, from 1891; in political economy, opposed to consumer, from 1784 (Adam Smith).
- A photosynthetic green plant or chemosynthetic bacterium, constituting the first trophic level in a food chain; an autotrophic organism.
- An autotrophic organism that serves as a source of food for other organisms in a food chain. Producers include green plants, which produce food through photosynthesis, and certain bacteria that are capable of converting inorganic substances into food through chemosynthesis. Compare consumer.