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Produce meaning

Produce is a generalized term for a group of farm-produced crops and goods, including fruits and vegetables – meats, grains, oats, etc. are also sometimes considered produce. More specifically, the term "produce" often implies that the products are fresh and generally in the same state as where they were harvested. In supermarkets the term is also used to refer to the section where fruit and vegetables are kept. Produce is the main product sold by greengrocers, farmers' markets, and fruit markets.


  1. (v. t.) To bring forth, as young, or as a natural product or growth; to give birth to; to bear; to generate; to propagate; to yield; to furnish; as, the earth produces grass; trees produce fruit; the clouds produce rain.
  2. (v. t.) To bring forward; to lead forth; to offer to view or notice; to exhibit; to show; as, to produce a witness or evidence in court.
  3. (v. t.) To give being or form to; to manufacture; to make; as, a manufacturer produces excellent wares.
  4. (noun) That which is produced, brought forth, or yielded; product; yield; proceeds; result of labor, especially of agricultural labors
  5. (v. i.) To yield or furnish appropriate offspring, crops, effects, consequences, or results.
  6. (v. t.) To extend; -- applied to a line, surface, or solid; as, to produce a side of a triangle.
  7. (v. t.) To draw out; to extend; to lengthen; to prolong; as, to produce a man's life to threescore.
  8. (v. t.) To cause to be or to happen; to originate, as an effect or result; to bring about; as, disease produces pain; vice produces misery.
  9. (v. t.) To yield or furnish; to gain; as, money at interest produces an income; capital produces profit.
  10. (noun) agricultural products.
Word: pro·duce
Pronunciation of produce: pr&-'düs, prO-, -'dyüs
Function of produce: verb
Other forms of produce: pro·duced; pro·duc·ing
Origin of produce: Middle English (Sc), from Latin producere, from pro- forward ducere to lead -- more at TOW
transitive senses
1 : to offer to view or notice
2 : to give birth or rise to : YIELD
3 : to extend in length, area, or volume <produce a side of a triangle>
4 : to present to the public on the stage or screen or over radio or television
5 a : to cause to have existence or to happen : BRING ABOUT b : to give being, form, or shape to : MAKE; especially : MANUFACTURE
6 : to compose, create, or bring out by intellectual or physical effort
7 : to cause to accrue
intransitive senses : to bear, make, or yield something
- pro·duc·ible /-'dü-s&-b&l, -'dyü-/ adjective

Synonyms of produce

Acquire, Create, Develop, Farm, Get, Grow, Make, Raise,