manufacture

noun
man·​u·​fac·​ture | \ ˌman-yə-ˈfak-chər How to pronounce manufacture (audio) , ˌma-nə-\

Definition of manufacture

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : something made from raw materials by hand or by machinery imports most manufactures used by consumers— D. L. Cohn
2a : the process of making wares by hand or by machinery especially when carried on systematically with division of labor the manufacture of automobiles
b : a productive industry using mechanical power and machinery
3 : the act or process of producing something the manufacture of blood goes on constantly in the human body— Morris Fishbein

manufacture

verb
manufactured; manufacturing\ ˌman-​yə-​ˈfak-​chə-​riŋ How to pronounce manufacturing (audio) , -​ˈfak-​shriŋ , ˌma-​nə-​ \

Definition of manufacture (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to make into a product suitable for use
2a : 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

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Other Words from manufacture

Verb

manufacturability \ ˌman-​yə-​ˌfak-​chə-​rə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce manufacturability (audio) , -​ˌfak-​shrə-​ˈbi-​ , ˌma-​nə-​ \ noun
manufacturable \ ˌman-​yə-​ˈfak-​chə-​rə-​bəl How to pronounce manufacturable (audio) , -​ˈfak-​shrə-​bəl , ˌma-​nə-​ \ adjective
manufacturing noun

Synonyms for manufacture

Synonyms: Verb

fabricate, fashion, form, frame, make, produce

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Examples of manufacture in a Sentence

Noun

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

Verb

materials used in manufacturing cars a company that manufactures wool and cotton clothing
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Partnering with Italy’s oldest silk manufactures, Martin created an homage to the 1970s. Ian Malone, Vogue, "Happy Birthday J.J.! The La DoubleJ Designer Is Celebrated With Aperol Spritzes in Little Italy," 17 May 2019 With so many cogs on the wheel, some manufactures have done away with one of the chainrings on the crank. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Road Bikes for Every Cyclist," 8 May 2019 Support for secure boot and keys that are hardwired during manufacture so the device can only run or install authorized firmware and firmware updates. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Meet Helm, the startup taking on Gmail with a server that runs in your home," 17 Oct. 2018 Simultaneously, major manufactures increased demand for pure vanilla. Rebekah Denn, The Seattle Times, "Vanilla extract costs what? A worldwide shortage means it’s time to find other options," 23 Aug. 2018 Chinese companies have also joined with Iranian peers to renovate railways, build metro lines and manufacture cars. Benoit Faucon, WSJ, "China and Russia Push Into Iran, Exploiting Europe’s Caution," 28 May 2018 European automakers could shift some production for the U.S. market to America but manufacture other models elsewhere for export to the rest of the world without the auto-parts tariff. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Crash on the Autobahn," 22 Feb. 2019 Usually, the agency tries to issue warnings on specific brands or manufactures of food. Brian Resnick, Vox, "CDC: Don’t eat romaine lettuce. If you have any, throw it away.," 21 Nov. 2018 The Barcelona Chair wasn't mass-produced until the late 1940s, when Knoll Furniture Company took over the manufacture. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "Here’s How the Iconic Barcelona Chair Design Came to Be," 23 Jan. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

While Intel is struggling to push out Intel Core processors fabricated on 10nm processes into production, the company dropped a bombshell on Wednesday: Executives began talking about manufacturing 7nm chips in 2021. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Intel commits to shipping 7nm chips by 2021, an aggressive change of pace," 8 May 2019 Critics have said Tesla's Model 3 shortcomings have called into question whether the company can manufacture high-quality vehicles in large quantities. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "Tesla CEO Elon Musk: Electric pickup truck will have 'crazy' features," 26 June 2018 Some political analysts have speculated that the CSU manufactured the showdown with Merkel in an attempt to mobilize right-wing voters ahead of critical Bavarian state elections in October. Griff Witte, Washington Post, "Merkel’s government faces internal rebellion over immigration in Germany," 18 June 2018 The advisors also intend to look over the EPA’s decision in April to revoke automobile emissions standards for vehicles manufactured between 2022 and 2025. Jeff Tollefson, Scientific American, "EPA Science Advisors Question “Secret Science” Rule on Data Transparency," 1 June 2018 Sapa Profiles was contracted to manufacture parts for the fairings on two NASA satellite launches—the one in 2009 and another failed launch in 2011. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "NASA Says Two of Its Rockets Failed Because of Metals Fraud," 1 May 2019 The home was not a prototype of anything Philips actually intended to manufacture. Felix Salmon, WIRED, "The Creepy Rise of Real Companies Spawning Fictional Design," 30 May 2018 Some of the data-processing units for angle-of-attack sensors and others measuring airspeed on the Lion Air jet were manufactured by Honeywell International Inc. Robert Wall, WSJ, "Lion Air Crash Probe Eyes Sensor Hazards Stretching Back Years," 18 Nov. 2018 The cocoa confection was designed and manufactured by artisan chocolatier Jean-Luc Decluzeau and features everything from chocolate walls and roof, fireplace, dresser, clock, cups, books and even a chocolate chandelier. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "Cottage in France made entirely of chocolate available to book for a limited time," 25 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of manufacture

Noun

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1648, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for manufacture

Noun and Verb

Middle French, from Medieval Latin manufactura, from Latin manu factus, literally, made by hand

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More Definitions for manufacture

manufacture

noun

English Language Learners Definition of manufacture

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the process of making products especially with machines in factories

manufacture

verb

English Language Learners Definition of manufacture (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

manufacture

verb
man·​u·​fac·​ture | \ ˌman-yə-ˈfak-chər How to pronounce manufacture (audio) \
manufactured; manufacturing

Kids Definition of manufacture

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to make from raw materials by hand or machinery
2 : to create using the imagination often in order to deceive He manufactures excuses for being absent.

Other Words from manufacture

manufacturer noun

manufacture

noun

Kids Definition of manufacture (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the making of products by hand or machinery
2 : production sense 2 the manufacture of blood in the body

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