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.
Recent Examples on the Web Her colleague Heela, who used to be on camera, is working as a producer now out of fears for her safety. Christiane Amanpour, CNN, 19 May 2022 Momtaheni got her start at Warner Bros. and also previously served as a producer for ABC's Good Morning America. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 18 May 2022 Tatum will also serve as a producer through his company, Free Association. Rosa Escandon, Forbes, 18 May 2022 Here, after World War II, the quixotic — all right, yes, and the downright weird — aviator/producer/industrialist Howard Hughes built the enormous wooden flying boat that just about everyone but Hughes called the Spruce Goose. Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2022 Bangladeshi director/producer Abu Shahed Emon is also due at Cannes. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 17 May 2022 Previously, Ho worked as a freelance food and pop culture writer, as a podcast producer on the Racist Sandwich, and as a restaurant chef. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 May 2022 For Amanat, who serves as a producer on the series, she's thrilled to be able to introduce Kamala's story to an even larger audience. Devan Coggan,, 11 May 2022 LeBron James also serves as a producer through The SpringHill Company. Benjamin Vanhoose,, 10 May 2022 See More

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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 25 May. 2022.

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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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