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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. 
  1. to cause to exist;
    give rise to:[+ object]The reactor produces steam.
  2. to bring into existence by the mind or by creative ability:[+ object]to produce a great painting.
  3. to make or manufacture: [+ object]to produce automobiles for export.[no object]The new auto plant is not ready to produce yet.
  4. Animal Husbandry to give birth to;
    bear:[+ object]The female sheep produces lambs in the spring.
  5. to furnish or supply;
    yield: [+ object]a mine that produces silver.[no object]That oil well is no longer producing.
  6. to present;
    exhibit:[+ object]He produced his credentials.
  7. Show Business to bring (a play, etc.) before the public:[+ object]produced several network TV shows.

n.  prod•uce , [uncountable]
  1. Agricultureagricultural products thought of as a group, esp. vegetables and fruits:The farmers sell produce from the back of their trucks.
See -duc-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
pro•duce  (v. prə do̅o̅s, -dyo̅o̅s;n. prodo̅o̅s, -yo̅o̅s, prōdo̅o̅s, -dyo̅o̅s),USA pronunciation v.,  -duced, -duc•ing, n. 
v.t. 
  1. to bring into existence;
    give rise to;
    cause:to produce steam.
  2. to bring into existence by intellectual or creative ability:to produce a great painting.
  3. to make or manufacture:to produce automobiles for export.
  4. Animal Husbandryto bring forth;
    give birth to;
    bear:to produce a litter of puppies.
  5. to provide, furnish, or supply;
    yield:a mine producing silver.
  6. Business[Finance.]to cause to accrue:stocks producing unexpected dividends.
  7. to bring forward;
    present to view or notice;
    exhibit:to produce one's credentials.
  8. Show Businessto bring (a play, movie, opera, etc.) before the public.
  9. to extend or prolong, as a line.

v.i. 
  1. to create, bring forth, or yield offspring, products, etc.:Their mines are closed because they no longer produce.
  2. Business[Econ.]to create economic value;
    bring crops, goods, etc., to a point at which they will command a price.

n.  prod•uce 
  1. something that is produced;
    yield;
    product.
  2. Agricultureagricultural products collectively, esp. vegetables and fruits.
  3. Animal Husbandryoffspring, esp. of a female animal:the produce of a mare.
pro•duci•ble, pro•ducea•ble, pro•ducti•ble, adj. 
pro•duc′i•bili•ty, pro•duct•i•bil•i•ty  (prə duk′tə bili tē),USA pronunciation  pro•duci•ble•ness, pro•ducea•ble•ness, n. 
  • 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/
  1. to bring (something) into existence; yield
  2. to bring forth (a product) by mental or physical effort; make: she produced a delicious dinner for us
  3. (transitive) to give birth to
  4. (transitive) to present to view: to produce evidence
  5. to bring before the public: he produced two plays and a film last year
  6. (transitive) to extend (a line)
n /ˈprɒdjuːs/
  1. anything that is produced; product
Etymology: 15th Century: from Latin prōdūcere to bring forward, from pro-1 + dūcere to lead

proˈducible adj proˌduciˈbility n



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