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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Recent Examples on the Web Such headscratchers-of-the-damned are the specialty of writer-director-producer-fight choreographer Gareth Evans, mastermind of the Raid films. Matt Zoller Seitz, Vulture, "Gangs of London: Come for the Fights, Stay for the Fights," 2 Apr. 2021 British trance producer/DJ Gareth Emery will headline this Relentless Beats experience, with opening sets by Jason Ross and Nurko. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, "April concert guide for Phoenix: Here's what you need to know about this month's shows," 1 Apr. 2021 There was the wife of a Hollywood producer who imagined that she would still be entitled, post-split, to fly on the movie studio’s private jet. New York Times, "Laura Wasser, She Who Will Cleave the Union of Kim and Kanye," 1 Apr. 2021 And having heard that a Korean producer friend wants remake rights, that might just happen. Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, "China’s ‘Better Days’ puts destructiveness of school bullying at the forefront," 31 Mar. 2021 This could be good news for Clearwater Paper Corp., a consumer tissue producer that makes some lower-tier product and skews toward recycled tissue grades, Wilde said. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, "Toilet paper and diaper maker Kimberly-Clark plans to raise prices of its consumer products," 31 Mar. 2021 This year also found producer Ben Winston taking over the reins of the show after his predecessor, Ken Ehrlich, stepped down from the role last year after overseeing the Grammys for 40 years. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, "Recording Academy Announces 2022 Grammys Date," 31 Mar. 2021 Good lives in Los Angeles with her husband, producer and preacher DeVon Franklin. Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, "Meagan Good Shares Every Single Step of Her Skin-Care Routine," 31 Mar. 2021 Another one: The Bipartisan Policy Center announced this morning that Toby Z. Rice, president and CEO of natural gas producer EQT Corporation, will join the group’s Energy Project as a member of the American Energy Innovation Council. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, "Daily on Energy: The major emissions policy Biden tucked into his infrastructure spending plan," 31 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of producer

circa 1513, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of producer was circa 1513

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“Producer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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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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