verb (used with object), pro·duced, pro·duc·ing.
- to bring into existence; give rise to; cause: to produce steam.
- to bring into existence by intellectual or creative ability: to produce a great painting.
- to make or manufacture: to produce automobiles for export.
- to bring forth; give birth to; bear: to produce a litter of puppies.
- to provide, furnish, or supply; yield: a mine producing silver.
- Finance. to cause to accrue: stocks producing unexpected dividends.
- to bring forward; present to view or notice; exhibit: to produce one’s credentials.
- to bring (a play, movie, opera, etc.) before the public.
- to extend or prolong, as a line.
verb (used without object), pro·duced, pro·duc·ing.
- to create, bring forth, or yield offspring, products, etc.: Their mines are closed because they no longer produce.
- Economics. to create economic value; bring crops, goods, etc., to a point at which they will command a price.
noun prod·uce [prod-oos, -yoos, proh-doos, -dyoos] /ˈprɒd us, -yus, ˈproʊ dus, -dyus/
- something that is produced; yield; product.
- agricultural products collectively, especially vegetables and fruits.
- offspring, especially of a female animal: the produce of a mare.
- to bring (something) into existence; yield
- to bring forth (a product) by mental or physical effort; makeshe produced a delicious dinner for us
- (tr) to give birth to
- (tr) to manufacture (a commodity)this firm produces cartons
- (tr) to give rise toher joke produced laughter
- (tr) to present to viewto produce evidence
- to bring before the publiche produced two plays and a film last year
- to conceive and create the overall sound of (a record) and supervise its arrangement, recording, and mixing
- (tr) geometry to extend (a line)
- anything that is produced; product
- agricultural products regarded collectivelyfarm produce
v.early 15c., “develop, proceed, extend,” from Latin producere “lead or bring forth, draw out,” figuratively “to promote, empower; stretch out, extend,” from pro- “forth” (see pro-) + ducere “to bring, lead” (see duke). Sense of “bring into being” is first recorded 1510s; that of “put (a play) on stage” is from 1580s. Related: Produced; producing. n.“thing or things produced,” 1690s, from produce (v.), and originally accented like it. Specific sense of “agricultural productions” (as distinguished from manufactured goods) is from 1745.