- a thing produced by labor: products of farm and factory; the product of his thought.
- a person or thing produced by or resulting from a process, as a natural, social, or historical one; result: He is a product of his time.
- the totality of goods or services that a company makes available; output: a decrease in product during the past year.
- Chemistry. a substance obtained from another substance through chemical change.
- the result obtained by multiplying two or more quantities together.
- intersection(def 3a).
Origin of product
Related Words for productcommodity, profit, brand, work, amount, crop, production, fruit, produce, device, output, merchandise, stock, creation, invention, result, synthetic, concoction, consequence, realization
Examples from the Web for product
Contemporary Examples of product
Together, the teams are working 24 hours a day for a product that promises much higher risk than it does profit.The Race for the Ebola Vaccine
January 7, 2015
The billionaire philanthropist tastes the product of a machine that processes human sewage into drinking water and electricity.Bill Gates Drinks Sewer Water
Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video
January 7, 2015
Product placement aside, the idea that animals go to heaven raises a whole host of interesting questions for Thea and Noah.Sorry, Internet: Pope Francis Didn't Open Paradise to Pets
December 14, 2014
Its essays, criticism, reportage, and poetry are not “product.”Facebook Prince Purges The New Republic: Inside the Destruction of a 100-Year-Old Magazine
December 5, 2014
Pappy has become a prime example of a certain kind of product that economists called a “Veblen good.”The Cult of Pappy van Winkle
December 3, 2014
Historical Examples of product
The poor man often does not receive the product of his own work.Understanding the Scriptures
Formerly duty was paid not upon the root itself but its product.In the Heart of Vosges
Dilly looked at this product of the patient art of woman with a dispirited gaze.Meadow Grass
By the close of 1869, it is expected the product will reach a thousand tons daily.Cleveland Past and Present
The latter ordered the road to refuse to carry the product of their competitors.The Railroad Question
- something produced by effort, or some mechanical or industrial process
- the result of some natural process
- a result or consequence
- a substance formed in a chemical reaction
- mainly US any substance used to style hair, such as gel, wax, mousse, or hairspray
- the result of the multiplication of two or more numbers, quantities, etc
- Also called: set product another name for intersection (def. 3)
- See Cartesian product
Word Origin for product
Word Origin and History for product
early 15c., "mathematical quantity obtained by multiplication," from Medieval Latin productum, in classical Latin "something produced," noun use of neuter past participle of producere "bring forth" (see produce (v.)). General sense of "anything produced" is attested in English from 1570s.
- Something produced by human or mechanical effort or by a natural process.
- A substance resulting from a chemical reaction.
- A number or quantity obtained by multiplication. For example, the product of 3 and 7 is 21.