noun fac·to·ry \ˈfak-t(ə-)rē\

: a building or group of buildings where products are made

plural fac·to·ries

Full Definition of FACTORY

:  a station where factors reside and trade <a colonial factory>
a :  a building or set of buildings with facilities for manufacturing
b :  the seat of some kind of production <the vice factories of the slums>
fac·to·ry·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of FACTORY

  1. She got a job in the factory.
  2. <the new factory will create hundreds of much-needed jobs>

First Known Use of FACTORY

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noun fac·to·ry \ˈfak-tə-rē, ˈfak-trē\
plural fac·to·ries

Definition of FACTORY for Kids

:  a place where products are manufactured

Word Root of FACTORY

The Latin word facere, meaning to make or to do, and its form factus give us the roots fic, fact, and fect. Words from the Latin facere have something to do with making or doing something. To manufacture is to make goods. This is often done in a factory. Something difficult is hard to do. Anything effective does what it is meant to do.


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