Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To beget; to procreate; to propagate; to produce (a being similar to the parent); to engender;
as, every animal.
generatesits own species
To cause to be; to bring into life.
To originate, especially by a vital or chemical process; to produce; to cause.
generatesa quantity of good chyle must likewise
To trace out, as a line, figure, or solid, by the motion of a point or a magnitude of inferior order.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To beget; to procreate; to propagate; to produce a being similar to the parent. Every animal generates his own species.
2.To produce; to cause to be; to bring into life; as great whales which the waters generated.
3.To cause; to produce; to form.
Sounds are generated where there is no air at all.
Whatever generates a quantity of good chyle, must likewise generate milk.
In music, any given sound generates with itself its octave and two other sounds extremely sharp, viz, its twelfth above or the octave of its fifth, and the seventeenth above.