American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To bring forth; yield: a plant that produces pink flowers.
- v. To create by physical or mental effort: produce a tapestry; produce a poem.
- v. To manufacture: factories that produce cars and trucks.
- v. To cause to occur or exist; give rise to: chemicals that produce a noxious vapor when mixed.
- v. To bring forth; exhibit: reached into a pocket and produced a packet of matches; failed to produce an eyewitness to the crime.
- v. To supervise and finance the making and public presentation of: produce a stage play; produce a videotape.
- v. Mathematics To extend (an area or volume) or lengthen (a line).
- v. To make or yield products or a product: an apple tree that produces well.
- v. To manufacture or create economic goods and services.
- n. Something produced; a product.
- n. Farm products, especially fresh fruits and vegetables, considered as a group.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To lead or place forward or in front.
- To lengthen out; extend; prolong.
- To bring forward; bring or offer to view or notice; exhibit.
- To bring forth; generate; bear; furnish; yield.
- To cause; effect; bring about.
- To make; bring into being or form: as, to produce wares.
- To yield; make accrue: as, money produces interest; capital produces profit. Synonyms Toshow.
- To afford, impart, give, occasion, furnish, supply.
- To bring forth or yield appropriate offspring, products, or consequences: as, this tree produces well.
- In political economics, to create value; make anything valuable; bring goods, crops, manufactures, etc., into a state in which they will command a price.
- n. That which is produced; a product, of either natural growth, bodily yield, labor, or capital: as, the produce of the soil, of the flock, of the factory, etc.
- n. Specifically — The total yield or outcome: as, the produce of the county for the past year has been very large.
- n. In com., agricultural products, as grain, lard, hops, etc., and other articles, as petroleum, which are bought and sold with them on the same exchange.
- n. In metallurgy, the assay percentage of copper ore.
- n. Synonyms Product, etc. See production.
- v. transitive To yield, make or manufacture; to generate.
- v. transitive To make (a thing) available to a person, an authority, etc.; to provide for inspection.
- v. transitive, media To sponsor and present (a motion picture, etc) to an audience or to the public.
- v. mathematics To extend an area, or lengthen a line.
- n. Items produced.
- n. Amount produced.
- n. Harvested agricultural goods collectively, especially vegetables and fruit, but possibly including eggs, dairy products and meat; the saleable food products of farms.
- n. Offspring.
- n. Australia Livestock and pet food supplies.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To bring forward; to lead forth; to offer to view or notice; to exhibit; to show.
- v. To bring forth, as young, or as a natural product or growth; to give birth to; to bear; to generate; to propagate; to yield; to furnish
- v. To cause to be or to happen; to originate, as an effect or result; to bring about
- v. To give being or form to; to manufacture; to make.
- v. To yield or furnish; to gain
- v. To draw out; to extend; to lengthen; to prolong.
- v. (Geom.) To extend; -- applied to a line, surface, or solid.
- v. To yield or furnish appropriate offspring, crops, effects, consequences, or results.
- n. That which is produced, brought forth, or yielded; product; yield; proceeds; result of labor, especially of agricultural labors. agricultural products.
- v. bring onto the market or release
- v. bring forth or yield
- v. cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques
- n. fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market
- v. create or manufacture a man-made product
- v. cause to happen, occur or exist
- v. come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
- v. bring out for display
- From Latin produco ("I lead forth or forward, bring forward, draw or stretch out, extend, prolong, conduct, etc., bring forth, bear, etc."), from pro ("forth, forward") + duco ("I lead, bring"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English producen, to proceed, extend, from Latin prōdūcere, to extend, bring forth : prō-, forward; see pro-1 + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“When Carlyle, in the strength of his reaction against morbid introspective Byronism, cried aloud to all men in their several vocation, '_Produce, produce; be it but the infinitesimallest product, produce_,' he meant to include production as an element inside the art of living, and an indispensable part and parcel of it.”
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“IMHO, the only place to buy fresher produce is at the abastos (any town's central wholesale market).”
“He puts them together in what he calls produce packs that are shipped out weekly to customers hungry for local food.”
“We know that the West-Indians are always indebted to our merchants, and that the value of every shilling of West India produce is English property.”
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