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

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 One of the enclosures contained large numbers of animal bones, suggesting a large-scale industrial operation, where cattle bones were being split for marrow and grease for the manufacture of soap or tallow for candles. Amy Woodyatt, CNN, 9 Dec. 2021 The tonearm, designed by Frank Schröder of Berlin, is the first to use selective laser melting, an additive 3-D printing technology that allows for the manufacture of designs previously impossible to fabricate. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 5 Dec. 2021 California has banned the manufacture and sale of many assault-style weapons for decades. Adam Beam, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Dec. 2021 California has banned the manufacture and sale of many assault-style weapons for decades. Adam Beam, chicagotribune.com, 12 Dec. 2021 California has banned the manufacture and sale of many assault-style weapons for decades. Adam Beam, The Christian Science Monitor, 12 Dec. 2021 Boosting the manufacture and sale of cleaner cars in the United States now represents one of the last chances for Biden and other Democrats to notch a win in their fight against global warming before year's end. Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 18 Nov. 2021 Biden has proposed banning the manufacture and sale of assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines. Daniel Funke, USA TODAY, 25 Aug. 2021 How the Plan does this in the realm of battery manufacture is the subject of the next section. Robert Hockett, Forbes, 15 Nov. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb And because China lacks the capacity to manufacture the most advanced chips for itself, leading tech companies such as Huawei, which once led the world in smartphone sales, have seen part of their business crippled. Will Knight, Wired, 27 Dec. 2021 The global community would then need the capacity to manufacture sufficient quantities of drugs or vaccines to meet the needs of large populations and ensure systems are in place to distribute products to every corner of the world. Rebecca Katz And Devi Sridhar, CNN, 27 Dec. 2021 The Lincoln plant has the capacity to manufacture 340,000 vehicles and engines annually and employs more than 4,500 people. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, 21 Dec. 2021 While the semiconductor shortage is likely to affect Microsoft’s ability to manufacture its latest Xbox console, that’s not the only reason hardware companies are scrambling. NBC news, 24 Nov. 2021 That includes improvements to expand the plant’s ability to manufacture new electric products. Washington Post, 29 Oct. 2021 Toyota plans to build a new $1.29 billion factory in the U.S. to manufacture batteries for gas-electric hybrid and fully electric vehicles. Tom Krisher, ajc, 18 Oct. 2021 While Merck has the ability to manufacture and move to market quickly, there are numerous other COVID-19-related policies that will continue to put up roadblocks that are causing delays. Jj Kinahan, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2021 But the Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer by volume, says that regulatory delays in the U.S. has hampered the SII’s ability to manufacture and distribute vaccines. Fortune, 24 Sep. 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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12 Jan 2022

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“Manufacture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/manufacture. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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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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