man·​u·​fac·​to·​ry ˌman-yə-ˈfak-t(ə-)rē How to pronounce manufactory (audio)

Examples of manufactory in a Sentence

recent years have seen a tremendous growth in manufactories all along the river
Recent Examples on the Web These startlingly realistic vessels and objects sculpted or painted (or both) to mimic flora and fauna are seemingly everywhere, whether in the form of vintage pieces, those from traditional manufactories or collections created by a new wave of young makers. Alexa Brazilian Mari Maeda and Yuji Oboshi, New York Times, 16 Oct. 2023 The designer clothing website Matches now offers a garden’s worth of veggie earthenware from the 139-year-old Portuguese ceramics manufactory Bordallo Pinheiro, including plates that look like ragwort leaves, each affixed with a high relief ladybug. Alexa Brazilian Mari Maeda and Yuji Oboshi, New York Times, 16 Oct. 2023 Handcrafted at Porsche’s watch manufactory in Switzerland, the Chronograph 718 Spyder RS has a sleek, aerodynamic design and precise technical details inspired by its Boxster twin. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 10 May 2023 The gold-and-porcelain Champagne bowls gleaming within were designed by Augarten Wein, Europe's second-oldest porcelain manufactory known for their work on Marie Antoinette’s engagement service. Arden Fanning Andrews, Vogue, 6 July 2022 This has been proven through 24 days of comprehensive testing in the Saxon manufactory. Matthew Catellier, Forbes, 9 Nov. 2021 Maybe a manufactory with a big, sweeping counter, like Boston chef Barbara Lynch's Sportello. Alison Cook, Houston Chronicle, 3 Jan. 2018 His Oakland auto body shop, George V. Arth & Son, dates to 1877, when his great-grandfather, a blacksmith, bought a carriage manufactory. San Francisco Chronicle, 9 Dec. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1641, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of manufactory was in 1641

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“Manufactory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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man·​u·​fac·​to·​ry ˌman-(y)ə-ˈfak-t(ə-)rē How to pronounce manufactory (audio)
plural manufactories
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