—v.t. 1. to bring into existence; give rise to; cause: to produce steam. 2. to bring into existence by intellectual or creative ability: to produce a great painting. 3. to make or manufacture: to produce automobiles for export. 4. to bring forth; give birth to; bear: to produce a litter of puppies. 5. to provide, furnish, or supply; yield: a mine producing silver. 6. Finance.to cause to accrue: stocks producing unexpected dividends. 7. to bring forward; present to view or notice; exhibit: to produce one's credentials. 8. to bring (a play, movie, opera, etc.) before the public.
9. to extend or prolong, as a line.
—v.i. 1. to create, bring forth, or yield offspring, products, etc.: Their mines are closed because they no longer produce. 2. Econ.to create economic value; bring crops, goods, etc., to a point at which they will command a price.
—n.prod•uce 1. something that is produced; yield; product.
2. agricultural products collectively, esp. vegetables and fruits.
3. offspring, esp. of a female animal: the produce of a mare.