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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
pro•duce /v. prəˈdus, -ˈdyus; n. ˈprɑdus, -yus, ˈproʊdus, -dyus/USA pronunciation
v., -duced, -duc•ing, n. v.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
- to cause to exist;
give rise to:[~ + object]The reactor produces steam.
- to bring into existence by the mind or by creative ability:[~ + object]to produce a great painting.
- to make or manufacture: [~ + object]to produce automobiles for export.[no object]The new auto plant is not ready to produce yet.
- Animal Husbandry to give birth to;
bear:[~ + object]The female sheep produces lambs in the spring.
- to furnish or supply;
yield: [~ + object]a mine that produces silver.[no object]That oil well is no longer producing.
- to present;
exhibit:[~ + object]He produced his credentials.
- Show Business to bring (a play, etc.) before the public:[~ + object]produced several network TV shows.
- Agricultureagricultural products thought of as a group, esp. vegetables and fruits:The farmers sell produce from the back of their trucks.
(v. prə do̅o̅s′, -dyo̅o̅s′;n. prod′o̅o̅s, -yo̅o̅s, prō′do̅o̅s, -dyo̅o̅s),USA pronunciation v., -duced, -duc•ing, n. v.t.
- 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.
- Animal Husbandryto bring forth;
give birth to;
bear:to produce a litter of puppies.
- to provide, furnish, or supply;
yield:a mine producing silver.
- Business[Finance.]to cause to accrue:stocks producing unexpected dividends.
- to bring forward;
present to view or notice;
exhibit:to produce one's credentials.
- Show Businessto bring (a play, movie, opera, etc.) before the public.
- to extend or prolong, as a line.
- to create, bring forth, or yield offspring, products, etc.:Their mines are closed because they no longer produce.
- Business[Econ.]to create economic value;
bring crops, goods, etc., to a point at which they will command a price.
pro•duc′i•ble, pro•duce′a•ble, pro•duct′i•ble, adj.
(prə duk′tə bil′i tē),USA pronunciation pro•duc′i•ble•ness, pro•duce′a•ble•ness, n.
- something that is produced;
- Agricultureagricultural products collectively, esp. vegetables and fruits.
- Animal Husbandryoffspring, esp. of a female animal:the produce of a mare.
- Latin prōdūcere to lead or bring forward, extend, prolong, produce, equivalent. to prō- pro-1 + dūcere to lead
- late Middle English producen 1375–1425
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged generate, create.
- 5.See corresponding entry in Unabridged afford.
- 7.See corresponding entry in Unabridged show.
- 13.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See crop.
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged destroy, ruin.
- 7.See corresponding entry in Unabridged conceal.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
produce vb /prəˈdjuːs/
- to bring (something) into existence; yield
- to bring forth (a product) by mental or physical effort; make: she produced a delicious dinner for us
- (transitive) to give birth to
- (transitive) to present to view: to produce evidence
- to bring before the public: he produced two plays and a film last year
- (transitive) to extend (a line)
Etymology: 15th Century: from Latin prōdūcere to bring forward, from pro-1 + dūcere to leadproˈducible adj proˌduciˈbility n
- anything that is produced; product
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