manufacture


1man·u·fac·ture

noun \ˌman-yə-ˈfak-chər, ˌma-nə-\

: the process of making products especially with machines in factories

Full Definition of MANUFACTURE

1
:  something made from raw materials by hand or by machinery
2
a :  the process of making wares by hand or by machinery especially when carried on systematically with division of labor
b :  a productive industry using mechanical power and machinery
3
:  the act or process of producing something

Examples of MANUFACTURE

  1. materials used in the manufacture of cars
  2. We're developing new methods of paper manufacture.

Origin of MANUFACTURE

Middle French, from Medieval Latin manufactura, from Latin manu factus, literally, made by hand
First Known Use: 1567

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

Rhymes with MANUFACTURE

2manufacture

verb

: to make (something) usually in large amounts by using machines

: to create (something, such as a false story or explanation) by using your imagination often in order to trick or deceive someone

manufacturedmanufactur·ing \-ˈfak-chə-riŋ, -ˈfak-shriŋ\

Full Definition of MANUFACTURE

transitive verb
1
:  to make into a product suitable for use
2
a :  to make from raw materials by hand or by machinery
b :  to produce according to an organized plan and with division of labor
c :  prefabricate <a manufactured home>
3
:  invent, fabricate <known to manufacture evidence>
4
:  to produce as if by manufacturing :  create <writers who manufacture stories for television>
intransitive verb
:  to engage in manufacture
man·u·fac·tur·abil·i·ty \-ˌfak-chə-rə-ˈbi-lə-tē, -ˌfak-shrə-ˈbi-\ noun
man·u·fac·tur·able \-ˈfak-chə-rə-bəl, -ˈfak-shrə-bəl\ adjective
manufacturing noun

Examples of MANUFACTURE

  1. materials used in manufacturing cars
  2. a company that manufactures wool and cotton clothing

First Known Use of MANUFACTURE

1648

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