1. To beget; to procreate; to propagate; to produce (a being similar to the parent); to engender; as, every animal generates its own species.
2. To cause to be; to bring into life. Milton.
3. To originate, especially by a vital or chemical process; to produce; to cause.
"Whatever generates a quantity of good chyle must likewise generate milk." -- Arbuthnot.
4. (Math.) To trace out, as a line, figure, or solid, by the motion of a point or a magnitude of inferior order.