Produce is a generalized term for a group of farm-produced crops and goods, and is not limited to fruits and vegetables (i.e. meats, grains, oats, etc. are sometimes considered as 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.
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... they normally produce two litters a year, however, yearling females may only produce one ... sexually mature at 10 to 11 months of age and usually produce their first litter when they are a year old ...
... refers to the ability of a person or a country to produce a particular good or service at a lower marginal and opportunity cost over another ... In Portugal it is possible to produce both wine and cloth with less labor than it would take to produce the same quantities in England ... In England it is very hard to produce wine, and only moderately difficult to produce cloth ...
... Rocket propellant is a material used by a rocket as, or to produce in a chemical reaction, the reaction mass (propulsive mass) that is ejected, typically with very high speed, from a rocket ... In a chemical rocket propellants undergo exothermic chemical reactions to produce hot gas ...
... In the early 1990s, Pixar began to make arrangements with Disney to produce the first computer-animated film ... The project was abandoned because the television network that would produce it could not afford the fees required (according to director Pete Docter, the special would have required a sum of eighteen times higher ... Disney was uninterested in the concept and urged Pixar to produce a feature immediately which became a critical and commercial success ...
... Based on the climate in which they live, the Luna Moths produce differing numbers of generations ... they can live up to 7 days and will produce only one generation per year ... States around New Jersey or New York, the moths produce two generations each year ...
More definitions of "produce":
- (verb): Bring forth or yield.
Example: "The tree would not produce fruit"
Synonyms: bring forth
- (verb): Create or manufacture a man-made product.
Example: "We produce more cars than we can sell"
Synonyms: make, create
- (verb): Cause to occur or exist.
Example: "These chemicals produce a noxious vapor"
Synonyms: bring about, give rise
- (verb): Cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques.
Example: "They produce good ham in Parma"
Synonyms: grow, raise, farm
- (noun): Fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market.
Synonyms: green goods, green groceries, garden truck
- (verb): Come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes).
Synonyms: grow, develop, get, acquire
Famous quotes containing the word produce:
“The only justification for repressive institutions is material and cultural deficit. But such institutions, at certain stages of history, perpetuate and produce such a deficit, and even threaten human survival.”
—Noam Chomsky (b. 1928)
“The movies today are too rich to have any room for genuine artists. They produce a few passable craftsmen, but no artists. Can you imagine a Beethoven making $100,000 a year?”
—H.L. (Henry Lewis)
“The more books we read, the clearer it becomes that the true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and that no other task is of any consequence.”
—Cyril Connolly (19031974)