producer

noun pro·duc·er \ prə-ˈdü-sər , prō- , -ˈdyü- \
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of producer

1 : one that produces; especially : one that grows agricultural products or manufactures crude materials into articles of use
2 : a person who supervises or finances a work (such as a staged or recorded performance) for exhibition or dissemination to the public
3 : an autotrophic organism (such as a green plant) viewed as a source of biomass that can be consumed by other organisms — compare consumer

Examples of producer in a Sentence

  1. the producer of the play

  2. He is the director and producer.

  3. The country is the world's leading oil producer.

Recent Examples of producer from the Web

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First Known Use of producer

circa 1513

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PRODUCER Defined for English Language Learners

producer

noun

Definition of producer for English Language Learners

  • : someone who is in charge of making and usually providing the money for a play, movie, record, etc.

  • : someone or something that grows or makes particular goods or products


PRODUCER Defined for Kids

producer

noun pro·duc·er \ prə-ˈdü-sər , -ˈdyü- \

Definition of producer for Students

1 : someone or something that grows or makes a product
  • oil producers
2 : someone who prepares or finances a public presentation (as a movie)
3 : a living thing (as a green plant) that makes its own food


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