pro·duce /prəˈdus, pro, ˈdjus/
Prod·uce n. That which is produced, brought forth, or yielded; product; yield; proceeds; result of labor, especially of agricultural labors; hence, specifically, agricultural products.
Pro·duce, v. i. To yield or furnish appropriate offspring, crops, effects, consequences, or results.
Pro·duce v. t. [imp. & p. p. Produced p. pr. & vb. n. Producing ]
1. 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.
Produce your cause, saith the Lord. --Isa. xli. 21.
Your parents did not produce you much into the world. --Swift.
2. 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.
This soil produces all sorts of palm trees. --Sandys.
[They] produce prodigious births of body or mind. -- Milton.
The greatest jurist his country had produced. --Macaulay.
3. To cause to be or to happen; to originate, as an effect or result; to bring about; as, disease produces pain; vice produces misery.
4. To give being or form to; to manufacture; to make; as, a manufacturer produces excellent wares.
5. To yield or furnish; to gain; as, money at interest produces an income; capital produces profit.
6. To draw out; to extend; to lengthen; to prolong; as, to produce a man's life to threescore.
7. Geom. To extend; -- applied to a line, surface, or solid; as, to produce a side of a triangle.
n : fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market [syn: green
goods, green groceries, garden truck]
v 1: bring forth or yield; "The tree would not produce fruit"
[syn: bring forth]
2: create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more
cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys
for two centuries" [syn: make, create]
3: cause to occur or exist; "This procedure produces a curious
effect"; "The new law gave rise to many complaints";
"These chemicals produce a noxious vapor" [syn: bring
about, give rise]
4: bring out for display; "The proud father produced many
pictures of his baby"; "The accused brought forth a letter
in court that he claims exonerates him" [syn: bring forth]
5: bring onto the market or release; "produce a movie"; "bring
out a book"; "produce a new play" [syn: bring on, bring
6: cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means
of agricultural techniques; "The Bordeaux region produces
great red wines"; "They produce good ham in Parma"; "We
grow wheat here"; "We raise hogs here" [syn: grow, raise,
7: come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and
attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed
abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body";
"Well-developed breasts" [syn: grow, develop, get, acquire]