pro·​duc·​er | \ prə-ˈdü-sər How to pronounce producer (audio) , prō-, -ˈdyü-\

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

the producer of the play He is the director and producer. The country is the world's leading oil producer.
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Ari wrote, tagging producers Savan Kotecha and Ilya Salmanzadeh. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande Says She Is Creating New Music," 11 May 2019 From the world’s biggest miners to German car makers and Japanese manufacturers of iridescent powder for cosmetics, producers around the world are bracing for collateral damage as the U.S. escalates its tariff fight with China. Takashi Mochizuki, WSJ, "Escalating U.S.-China Trade Fight Stings Companies World-Wide," 10 May 2019 With any reality show, producers are there to encourage conversations and ask pointed questions. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "What Amy Roloff Says About Rumors That 'Little People, Big World' Is Fake," 8 May 2019 To create this guidebook, Brzezinski teamed up with Daniela Pierre-Bravo, a producer on Morning Joe who spent formative years of her own career working for Brzezinski on the program. Adam Rathe, Town & Country, "Mika Brzezinski On Her New Book Earn It! and the Best Job Advice She Ever Got," 8 May 2019 Christian Siriano also dressed several other stars the big night, including actress Laverne Cox and producer Ryan Murphy, who also hosted his own Met Gala afterparty at Hudson Yards. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Janelle Monae Channeled a Surrealist Painting at the Met Gala," 7 May 2019 Broccoli is the daughter of original Bond producer Cubby Broccoli, and Wilson is her half-brother. Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics, "Bond 25: Everything We Know About the New James Bond Movie," 25 Apr. 2019 In 2012, after stumbling across Joanna's blog about family and the home-renovation business, High Noon producer Katie Neff called the Gaines to talk about her style and starting a business with Chip. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "Chip and Joanna Gaineses' Love Story Is Better Than The Notebook," 19 Apr. 2019 The friend Loggins was with at Augusta National in 1981 was an attorney who knew former CBS golf producer Frank Chirkinian. David Brandt, The Seattle Times, "Sounds of Spring: Loggins’ song ‘Augusta’ endures at Masters," 14 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of producer

circa 1513, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of producer

: 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


pro·​duc·​er | \ prə-ˈdü-sər How to pronounce producer (audio) , -ˈdyü-\

Kids Definition of producer

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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a sum of money that is sent as a payment

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