- 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 producing
Their decay proceeded without a ready supply of oxygen, producing hydrocarbons like methane instead of oxygen-bearing molecules.Methane on Mars: Life or Just Gas?
Matthew R. Francis
December 17, 2014
One of five top agencies in Novosibirsk, Elite Stars, recently was producing over 200 models every two to three months.Is 9-Year-Old Russian Model Kristina Pimenova Too Sexualized?
December 12, 2014
WoodRocket pays for everything featured on the site, either by producing it internally, or licensing it.Inside the Greatest Porn Parody Factory: From ‘Game of Bones’ to ‘The Humper Games’
November 28, 2014
Aside from producing odors and mountains of trash, they increasingly produce power.Garbage In, Power Out
The Daily Beast
November 24, 2014
For aesthetic reasons, ski resort operators try to limit the noise and infrastructure associated with producing power.Solar Powered Ski Lift
The Daily Beast
November 24, 2014
"Six hundred and thirty-five dollars," answered Robert, producing it.Brave and Bold
Not that he had the slightest intention of producing it in his private capacity.The Secret Agent
The boy halted at the counter, producing a handful of square envelopes.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
He foresaw that he should gain credit by producing such a man.Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10)
They are producing the stuff for almost nothing at the cost of men's lives.Roden's Corner
Henry Seton Merriman
- 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 producing
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.