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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The moves delighted traditional agents, producers and theater owners, who saw an ally where Netflix was a disrupter. Steven Zeitchik, Washington Post, "Amazon Studios, once the anti-Netflix, appears to be turning into it," 16 Sep. 2019 The moves delighted traditional agents, producers and theater owners, who saw an ally where Netflix was a disrupter. cleveland.com, "Amazon Studios, once the anti-Netflix, appears to be turning into it," 16 Sep. 2019 Ocasek was known as a producer who collaborated with other musical groups, such as Weezer, No Doubt and Bad Religion. CBS News, "Ric Ocasek, rock star and The Cars lead singer, has died," 16 Sep. 2019 The Hess Collection, on the steep slopes of Mount Veeder in the Napa Valley, was assembled by the Swiss wine producer and businessman Donald M. Hess. Patricia Leigh Brown, New York Times, "A Light Safari in Wine Country," 15 Sep. 2019 Bryan Freedman was a powerful entertainment industry lawyer known for representing some of the biggest stars, producers and agents in show business. oregonlive, "Bad blood, betrayal turns L.A. coach into Nike whistleblower," 7 Sep. 2019 Growth in China, the biggest producer and market for electric vehicles, is slowing down as a reduction in EV subsidies and a cooling economy weigh on consumers’ buying decisions. Fortune, "Electric Cars Sales Fall for the First Time Ever," 3 Sep. 2019 According to court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Pruitt, who filed the complaint on Aug. 30 after originally filing earlier that month using pseudonyms, named her abuser as producer and songwriter Keith Thomas. Robyn Merrett, PEOPLE.com, "The Voice's Jordan Pruitt Sues Disney and Her Former Manager Who She Says Abused Her as a Teen," 3 Sep. 2019 Coal India had cut down the availability of the mineral to small private sector power producers and other non-priority customers. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, "Who gains from India’s new foreign investment norms?," 29 Aug. 2019

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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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