prod·​uct | \ ˈprä-(ˌ)dəkt How to pronounce product (audio) \

Definition of product

1 : the number or expression resulting from the multiplication together of two or more numbers or expressions
2a(1) : something produced especially : commodity sense 1
(2) : something (such as a service) that is marketed or sold as a commodity
b : something resulting from or necessarily following from a set of conditions a product of his environment
3 : the amount, quantity, or total produced

Examples of product in a Sentence

The company's newest product is selling well. The sap used to make maple syrup is a natural product. This book is the product of many years of hard work. The finished product was a beautiful vase.
Recent Examples on the Web This product is a brow gel immediately, and works to semi-permanently tint as time goes on. ELLE, 11 May 2022 Overall, the product was easy to set up, simple to use, and has worked extremely well to eliminate litter box odors in my one-bedroom apartment. Jamie Kravitz, Woman's Day, 11 May 2022 There is, of course, another explanation: The product is real. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 11 May 2022 The final knockout product on our list of the best deodorants for smelly armpits is Secret’s Invisible Solid with Essential Oils. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 May 2022 In the press release, Fidelity executives noted that the new product is a response to heavy demand from both companies and employees. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 9 May 2022 All the online jokes notwithstanding, the product was excellent, especially for a fledgling organization. Washington Post, 9 May 2022 Intuit also agreed to more prominent disclosures on any ad that claims a tax preparation product is free, starting no later than August 1, 2022. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 4 May 2022 And especially when the product in question is the new LEVOIT VortexIQ 40 cordless vacuum. Maren Estrada, BGR, 2 May 2022 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'product.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of product

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for product

in sense 1, from Middle English, from Medieval Latin productum, from Latin, something produced, from neuter of productus, past participle of producere; in other senses, from Latin productum

Buying Guide

Our Reviews team has selected the best packing cubes.

Learn More About product

Time Traveler for product

Time Traveler

The first known use of product was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Dictionary Entries Near product



product engineer

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for product

Last Updated

13 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Product.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for product


prod·​uct | \ ˈprä-dəkt How to pronounce product (audio) \

Kids Definition of product

1 : the number resulting from the multiplication of two or more numbers
2 : something resulting from manufacture, labor, thought, or growth


prod·​uct | \ ˈpräd-(ˌ)əkt How to pronounce product (audio) \

Medical Definition of product

: a substance produced from one or more other substances as a result of chemical change


prod·​uct | \ ˈprä-ˌdəkt How to pronounce product (audio) \

Legal Definition of product

1 : the result of work or thought
2a : the output of an industry or firm
b : a thing created by manufacturing
3 in the civil law of Louisiana : something (as timber or a mineral) that is derived from something else and that diminishes the substance of the thing from which it is derived — compare fruit sense 2a

More from Merriam-Webster on product

Nglish: Translation of product for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of product for Arabic Speakers


Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Color

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!