- 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.
- 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 producers
“One of the producers on a story we were doing on the Orlando Magic told me about this young guy he really liked,” Jaffe said.Remembering ESPN’s Sly, Cocky, and Cool Anchor Stuart Scott
January 4, 2015
The general agenda of our working sessions was similar in form to those I was used to with other directors, producers, or writers.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Only the finest vintages and producers will clinch the deal.Beer Countries vs. Wine Countries
December 7, 2014
Did the producers just reuse the Von Trapp children from last year and hope that no one would notice?‘Peter Pan Live!’ Review: No Amount of Clapping Brings It to Life
December 5, 2014
Japanese whisky is not regulated in Japan or in the U.S., so producers have the freedom to experiment with flavors and techniques.Watch Out, Scotland! Japanese Whisky Is on the Rise
November 16, 2014
American producers of very fine wool have ever fed an expectation, but never obtained the fruition of their hopes.
They will seek other occupations, and be consumers rather than producers of meats.
Gallicolous: dwellers in galls, whether as producers or inquilines.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
Marx never argued that the producers of wealth had a right to the wealth produced.Socialism
Here all sorts of producers and hucksters gathered with their wares.Great Artists, Vol 1.
Jennie Ellis Keysor
- 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 producers
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.