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

  • transitive v. To bring forth; yield: a plant that produces pink flowers.
  • transitive v. To create by physical or mental effort: produce a tapestry; produce a poem.
  • transitive v. To manufacture: factories that produce cars and trucks.
  • transitive v. To cause to occur or exist; give rise to: chemicals that produce a noxious vapor when mixed.
  • transitive v. To bring forth; exhibit: reached into a pocket and produced a packet of matches; failed to produce an eyewitness to the crime.
  • transitive v. To supervise and finance the making and public presentation of: produce a stage play; produce a videotape.
  • transitive v. Mathematics To extend (an area or volume) or lengthen (a line).
  • intransitive v. To make or yield products or a product: an apple tree that produces well.
  • intransitive 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To yield, make or manufacture; to generate.
  • v. To make (a thing) available to a person, an authority, etc.; to provide for inspection.
  • v. To sponsor and present (a motion picture, etc) to an audience or to the public.
  • v. 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. Livestock and pet food supplies.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The 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.
  • 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.

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

  • 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 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-1 + 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").



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

    November 22, 2007