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PRODU'CE, verb transitive [Latin produco; pro and duco, to lead or draw.]

1. To bring forward; to bring or offer to view or notice; as, to produce a witness or evidence in court.

Produce your cause. Isaiah 41:21.

2. To exhibit to the public.

Your parents did not produce you

much into the world.

3. To bring forth; to bear; as plants or the soil. Trees produce fruit; the earth produces trees and grass; wheat produces an abundance of food.

4. To bear; to generate and bring forth; as young. The seas produce fish in abundance.


Produce prodigious births of body or mind.

5. To cause; to effect; to bring into existence. Small causes sometimes produce great effects. The clouds produce rain. The painter produces a picture or a landscape. The sculptor produces a statue. Vice produces misery.

6. To raise; to bring into being. The farmer produces grain enough for his family.

7. To make; to bring into being or form. The manufacturer produces excellent wares.

8. To yield or furnish. Money produces interest; capital produces profit. The commerce of the country produces a revenue to government.

9. In general, to bring into existence or into view.

10. To draw out in length; to extend; as a line produced from A to B.

PROD'UCE, noun That which is produced, brought forth or yielded; product; as the produce of a farm; the produce of trees; the produce of a country; the produce of a manufacture; the produce of the sea; the produce of a tax; the produce of a mine. But when we speak of something formed by an individual artisan or genius, we call it a production.