verb \prə-ˈdüs, prō-, -ˈdyüs\

: to make (something) especially by using machines

: to make or create (something) by a natural process

: to cause (something) to exist or happen : to cause (a particular result or effect)


Full Definition of PRODUCE

transitive verb
:  to offer to view or notice
:  to give birth or rise to :  yield
:  to extend in length, area, or volume <produce a side of a triangle>
:  to make available for public exhibition or dissemination: as
a :  to provide funding for <search for backers to produce the film>
b :  to oversee the making of <will produce their new album>
a :  to cause to have existence or to happen :  bring about
b :  to give being, form, or shape to :  make; especially :  manufacture
:  to compose, create, or bring out by intellectual or physical effort
:  to cause to accrue
intransitive verb
:  to bear, make, or yield something
pro·duc·ible \-ˈdü-sə-bəl, -ˈdyü-\ adjective

Examples of PRODUCE

  1. Thousands of cars are produced here each year.
  2. The tree produces good fruit.
  3. Honey is produced by bees.
  4. twins produced from a single egg
  5. The insect bite produced a rash.
  6. His suggestion produced the desired results.
  7. The region produces large amounts of cotton and tobacco.
  8. The college has produced some well-known scientists.

Origin of PRODUCE

Middle English (Scots), from Latin producere, from pro- forward + ducere to lead — more at tow
First Known Use: 15th century


noun \ˈprä-(ˌ)düs, ˈprō- also -(ˌ)dyüs\

: fresh fruits and vegetables

Full Definition of PRODUCE

a :  something produced
b :  the amount produced :  yield
:  agricultural products and especially fresh fruits and vegetables as distinguished from grain and other staple crops
:  the progeny usually of a female animal

Examples of PRODUCE

  1. <a book that was the produce of a lifetime of study on the subject>

First Known Use of PRODUCE


Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel


Next Word in the Dictionary: producent (adjective)
Previous Word in the Dictionary: prods
All Words Near: produce

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up produce? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More