man·​u·​fac·​tur·​er ˌman-yə-ˈfak-chər-ər How to pronounce manufacturer (audio)
: one that manufactures
especially : an employer of workers in manufacturing

Examples of manufacturer in a Sentence

Follow the instructions recommended by the manufacturer. They are one of the country's leading manufacturers of children's clothing.
Recent Examples on the Web China is the dominant manufacturer of electric vehicles and batteries. Compiled By Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 18 Sep. 2023 Always check the cleaning codes (there are four in total) or with the manufacturer before trying something on a new piece of furniture. Mary Cornetta, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Sep. 2023 The American National Standards Institute and NSF have certified water filters from 15 manufacturers for the reduction of select PFAS chemicals. Patricia Kime, Hannah Norman, Kff Health News, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Sep. 2023 The United Auto Workers and the car manufacturers failed to reach a contract agreement before a deadline set by the union for Thursday at 11:59 p.m. ET. Max Zahn, ABC News, 15 Sep. 2023 Don't leave flammable items like oven mitts and wooden spoons right next to your slow cooker, and follow manufacturer instructions to avoid overfilling the insert. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 15 Sep. 2023 Such clinical studies are time-consuming, so given the urgency and speed needed to develop vaccines against the ever-changing COVID-19 variants, vaccine manufacturers rely on antibody levels as an indicator of protection. Mitzi Nagarkatti, The Conversation, 13 Sep. 2023 Generally speaking, the quality of speaker manufacturer makes more difference than the materials; a high-end paper cone will always sound better than a cheap aluminum or carbon-fiber cone. Jack Baruth, Popular Mechanics, 6 Sep. 2023 There are still 31 vehicles from 17 manufacturers offering manual transmission. Heather Hunter, Washington Examiner, 6 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1687, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of manufacturer was circa 1687

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Cite this Entry

“Manufacturer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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man·​u·​fac·​tur·​er ˌman-(y)ə-ˈfak-chər-ər How to pronounce manufacturer (audio)
: one that manufactures
especially : an employer of workers in manufacturing
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