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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But the firm was one of the UK’s key industrial producers during World War II, building some 150 ships., "Gunmakers’ stock rises following mass shootings," 6 Aug. 2019 To close out the show, the producers, co-hosts, Perry, and Sawyer joined Gilbert onstage with a cake. Eric Todisco,, "Sara Gilbert Gives Emotional Goodbye to The Talk: 'Thank You for Letting Me Belong'," 2 Aug. 2019 Meghan also revealed that Hayek—an actress, producer, women's rights activist, and advocate for refugees—was one of her first choices to star in the issue. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Salma Hayek Couldn't Tell Anyone About Meghan Markle's British Vogue Involvement—Not Even Her Fellow Cover Stars," 1 Aug. 2019 Kevin Balfe, CrimeCon's founder and executive producer, told me after the convention. Author: Britt Peterson, Anchorage Daily News, "Victims, families and America’s thirst for true-crime stories," 31 July 2019 The researchers found that protective tariffs helped American producers, such as Rust Belt steel companies, gain $23 billion in new revenue. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Interest rates cut for first time since 2008: What it means for you," 31 July 2019 Bobby was a visual artist, poet, songwriter, music producer, Brian Wilson & Bob Dylan super fan, pop-culture aficionado, and font of music, film, and art knowledge., "Robert P. Cormier," 31 July 2019 And Constellation Brands, which includes Corona and Modelo, threw down nearly $4 billion — the biggest investment in the history of weed — on a 38 percent stake in the largest Canadian marijuana producer, Canopy Growth. Amanda Chicago Lewis, The Verge, "Big Alcohol is pouring," 30 July 2019 His record is important for several reasons, the main reason being that he was denied on the country music charts for something that didn’t make any sense — not to writers, producers, even people in the country genre like Billy Ray Cyrus. Mikeisha Daché Vaughn, Teen Vogue, "Lil Nas X Has Forever Changed Hip-Hop as an Out, Queer Artist," 30 July 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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