Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To bring forth; yield.
  • intransitive verb To create by physical or mental effort.
  • intransitive verb To manufacture.
  • intransitive verb To cause to occur or exist; give rise to.
  • intransitive verb To bring forth; exhibit.
  • intransitive verb To act or operate as producer for.
  • intransitive verb Mathematics To extend (an area or volume) or lengthen (a line).
  • intransitive verb To make or yield products or a product.
  • intransitive verb To manufacture or create economic goods and services.
  • noun Farm products, especially fresh fruits and vegetables, considered as a group.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Specifically — The total yield or outcome: as, the produce of the county for the past year has been very large.
  • noun 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.
  • noun In metallurgy, the assay percentage of copper ore.
  • noun Synonyms Product, etc. See production.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun That which is produced, brought forth, or yielded; product; yield; proceeds; result of labor, especially of agricultural labors.
  • intransitive verb To yield or furnish appropriate offspring, crops, effects, consequences, or results.
  • transitive verb To bring forward; to lead forth; to offer to view or notice; to exhibit; to show.
  • transitive verb 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
  • transitive verb To cause to be or to happen; to originate, as an effect or result; to bring about
  • transitive verb To give being or form to; to manufacture; to make.
  • transitive verb To yield or furnish; to gain
  • transitive verb To draw out; to extend; to lengthen; to prolong.
  • transitive verb (Geom.) To extend; -- applied to a line, surface, or solid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To yield, make or manufacture; to generate.
  • verb transitive To make (a thing) available to a person, an authority, etc.; to provide for inspection.
  • verb transitive, media To sponsor and present (a motion picture, etc) to an audience or to the public.
  • verb mathematics To extend an area, or lengthen a line.
  • noun Items produced.
  • noun Amount produced.
  • noun Harvested agricultural goods collectively, especially vegetables and fruit, but possibly including eggs, dairy products and meat; the saleable food products of farms.
  • noun Offspring.
  • noun Australia Livestock and pet food supplies.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb bring onto the market or release
  • verb bring forth or yield
  • verb cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques
  • noun fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market
  • verb create or manufacture a man-made product
  • verb cause to happen, occur or exist

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English producen, to proceed, extend, from Latin prōdūcere, to extend, bring forth : prō-, forward; see pro– + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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").

Examples

  • It is entirely to be ascribed to the supplanting, _in the national subsistence, of a large part of home produce by an equally large part of foreign produce_.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847

  • 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.

    Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 3 of 3) Essay 5: On Pattison's Memoirs

  • To produce it, there must be, not only the _capacity_ to _produce_ it, in the nerves, but also the

    Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

  • They lift babies, bring in produce from the garden, make beds, carry groceries in and out of the car, lift books and move furniture, and do a lot of other hard work.

    Irish Artists of the Mid-1800's

  • Our popular (about 1 million unique viewers over the past year) Shopper's Guide to Pesticide in produce is for people who routinely buy conventional, not organic, produce, don't have weeks to root around in spreadsheets and want to avoid those fruits and vegetables found by government laboratories to carry especially high pesticide loads.

    Elaine Shannon: Want Some Bug-Killer With That?

  • Our popular (about 1 million unique viewers over the past year) Shopper's Guide to Pesticide in produce is for people who routinely buy conventional, not organic, produce, don't have weeks to root around in spreadsheets and want to avoid those fruits and vegetables found by government laboratories to carry especially high pesticide loads.

    Elaine Shannon: Want Some Bug-Killer With That?

  • Our popular (about 1 million unique viewers over the past year) Shopper's Guide to Pesticide in produce is for people who routinely buy conventional, not organic, produce, don't have weeks to root around in spreadsheets and want to avoid those fruits and vegetables found by government laboratories to carry especially high pesticide loads.

    Elaine Shannon: Want Some Bug-Killer With That?

  • Our popular (about 1 million unique viewers over the past year) Shopper's Guide to Pesticide in produce is for people who routinely buy conventional, not organic, produce, don't have weeks to root around in spreadsheets and want to avoid those fruits and vegetables found by government laboratories to carry especially high pesticide loads.

    Elaine Shannon: Want Some Bug-Killer With That?

  • Our popular (about 1 million unique viewers over the past year) Shopper's Guide to Pesticide in produce is for people who routinely buy conventional, not organic, produce, don't have weeks to root around in spreadsheets and want to avoid those fruits and vegetables found by government laboratories to carry especially high pesticide loads.

    Elaine Shannon: Want Some Bug-Killer With That?

  • The producer and singer, who joined Syco Records in June this year, admitted that while not all the artists on the label produce "credible" music, it is an expert in selling an artist.

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  • The produce section (of a supermarket); make, emit.

    November 22, 2007