producer

If you have the chance to travel to Brazil, you might get to visit the largest producer of coffee beans in the world. A producer is a maker or manufacturer of something.

Since the 1500s, the word producer has been used to mean "one who produces." In the late 1800s it began to have a second meaning, "someone who finances and supervises a show". A movie producer oversees the making of films in various ways, including raising money, and a record producer does a similar job in the music industry, working with musicians. This kind of producer is more of a supervisor and adviser than the actual maker of the finished product.

Definitions of producer
  1. noun
    someone who manufactures something
    synonyms: manufacturer
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    Cyrus Hall McCormick
    United States inventor and manufacturer of a mechanical harvester (1809-1884)
    John Mercer
    British maker of printed calico cloth who invented mercerizing (1791-1866)
    Isaac Merrit Singer
    United States inventor of an improved chain-stitch sewing machine (1811-1875)
    Eli Whitney
    United States inventor of the mechanical cotton gin (1765-1825)
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    arms manufacturer
    someone who manufactures arms and munitions
    brewer
    the owner or manager of a brewery
    distiller
    someone who distills alcoholic liquors
    food manufacturer
    a person who manufactures food products
    sericulturist
    a producer of raw silk
    type of:
    maker, shaper
    a person who makes things
  2. noun
    someone who finds financing for and supervises the making and presentation of a show (play or film or program or similar work)
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    film maker, film producer, filmmaker, movie maker
    a producer of motion pictures
    theatrical producer
    someone who produces theatrical performances
    auteur
    a filmmaker who has a personal style and keeps creative control over his or her works
    director, film director
    the person who directs the making of a film
    New Waver
    a film maker who follows New Wave ideas
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    creator
    a person who grows or makes or invents things
  3. noun
    something that produces
    “Maine is a leading producer of potatoes”
    “this microorganism is a producer of disease”
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    cause
    events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
  4. noun
    plant capable of synthesizing its own food from simple organic substances
    synonyms: autophyte, autophytic plant, autotroph, autotrophic organism
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    flora, plant, plant life
    (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
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