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

Synonyms for manufacture

Synonyms: Verb

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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 What was once the bright spot in the pandemic — the rapid development and manufacture of life-saving vaccines — now points to a vast moral failing. Nahashon Aluoka, Forbes, 10 June 2021 Instead, he's proposed banning the sale and manufacture of assault-style firearms and high-capacity magazines. Daniel Funke, USA TODAY, 25 Aug. 2021 California became the first state to ban the sale and manufacture of new fur products, and the third to bar most animals from circus performances under bills signed by the governor in 2019. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 17 Aug. 2021 The artifact, which may have been part of a bridle or harness, appeared as though it might have been dropped in the ice the just day before – our guides even recognized the technique of traditional manufacture. William Taylor, The Conversation, 11 Aug. 2021 Members of the Sackler family can retain control of their overseas pharmaceutical businesses for the next seven years before they're prohibited from the sale or manufacture of opioids. Allie Yang, ABC News, 9 Aug. 2021 Anchorage leadership, the railroad in other words, notably banned the sale and manufacture of liquor in 1915. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 18 July 2021 Last month, Norton and Gentile docketed a separate ban proposal that calls for adding amendments to the city’s ordinances that would prohibit the sale or manufacture of firearms within the city. BostonGlobe.com, 13 July 2021 Your Indian Maiden figure was introduced in 1963; the Reclining Puma was introduced in 1934; these were made from their introduction date through the close of the company, so exact dates of manufacture can’t be determined. oregonlive, 2 June 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb For example, those who invest in a socially responsible manner might go out of their way to avoid investing in companies that manufacture guns, or in industries like gambling or tobacco. Robert Farrington, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 Three of the 16 panel members listed financial ties to the companies that manufacture or market the new anticoagulants. John Fauber And Coulter Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Aug. 2021 South Africa is currently the only country in sub-Saharan Africa that has the capacity to manufacture the doses. Carley Petesch, ajc, 31 July 2021 While the vaccine still needs to be greenlighted by U.S. regulators, Novavax is on track to manufacture 100 million doses per month by the end of the third quarter and 150 million doses per month by the end of the fourth quarter. Erin Schumaker, ABC News, 14 June 2021 Chinese companies have made agreements over the past month to manufacture more than 260 million doses of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine, which has been approved for use in more than 60 countries -- many of which are developing nations. Kara Fox, CNN, 12 May 2021 The companies that build those devices then sent a wave of semiconductor orders rippling up the supply chain, which quickly overwhelmed the few chip foundries that manufacture virtually all of the world’s computer chips. Nicolás Rivero, Quartz, 5 May 2021 DeSantis spokeswoman Christina Pushaw points out that Citadel has far greater investments in Moderna and Pfizer, which manufacture COVID-19 vaccines. Brendan Farrington, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Aug. 2021 DeSantis spokeswoman Christina Pushaw points out that Citadel has far greater investments in Moderna and Pfizer, which manufacture COVID-19 vaccines. Brendan Farrington, orlandosentinel.com, 18 Aug. 2021

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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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The first known use of manufacture was in 1567

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“Manufacture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/manufacture. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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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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