producer

noun
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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Look for producers like Domaine Tempier, Domaine du Gros ’Noré, or Domaine Terrebrune. Kristin Tice Studeman, Vogue, "The Best Wine for Every Thanksgiving Scenario," 19 Nov. 2018 The legislation also heavily restricts advertising and is laden with bureaucratic rules, including licensing and inspection requirements for producers. Ian Austen, The Seattle Times, "Dreams of big profits as marijuana becomes legal in Canada," 16 Oct. 2018 Over the past year, goods prices for producers have risen 3.9 percent. Paul Wiseman, Fox News, "US producer prices dip 0.1 percent in August," 12 Sep. 2018 In addition to starring, Witherspoon and Kidman are resuming their roles as executive producers on the Emmy-winning drama, which is based on the best-selling 2014 novel by Liane Moriarty. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Big Little Lies Season 2 Is Officially Premiering This Summer," 8 Feb. 2019 Jen has worked with several of the same directors and producers over her three movies, and is already slated to shoot movie next month. Mackenzie Dunn, Woman's Day, "'Winter Love Story' Actress Jen Lilley Reveals 6 Hallmark Movie Secrets," 18 Jan. 2019 According to Edgard Ortega, a senior producer on the project, Funomena had to think about the best way to tell. Nick Statt, The Verge, "VR storybook game Luna is even more mesmerizing on Magic Leap’s headset," 18 Dec. 2018 Farrow corroborated Johansen’s story with a male producer on the show. Brian Flood, Fox News, "'60 Minutes' honcho Jeff Fager out at CBS, network claims exit 'not directly related' to sex misconduct allegations," 12 Sep. 2018 Her fiancé, Steve Lawrence, is a television producer and director. Steven Stolman, ELLE Decor, "How Elizabeth Swartz Rose From Intern to Partner at Bunny Williams," 14 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of producer

circa 1513, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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producer

noun

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

producer

noun
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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