Definitions for Manufactureˌmæn yəˈfæk tʃər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

man•u•fac•tureˌmæn yəˈfæk tʃər(v.; n.)-tured, -tur•ing

  1. (v.t.)to make or produce by hand or machinery, esp. on a large scale.

  2. to work up (material) into form for use:

    to manufacture cotton.

  3. to fabricate; concoct:

    to manufacture an excuse.

  4. to produce in a mechanical way:

    manufactured poetry daily.

  5. (n.)the making of goods or wares by manual labor or by machinery, esp. on a large scale:

    the manufacture of cars.

  6. the making or producing of something; generation:

    the manufacture of body cells.

  7. the thing manufactured.

Origin of manufacture:

1560–70; < MF: making, appar. < ML manifactūra= L manū, abl. of manus hand + factūra fashioning

Princeton's WordNet

  1. industry, manufacture(noun)

    the organized action of making of goods and services for sale

    "American industry is making increased use of computers to control production"

  2. fabrication, manufacture, manufacturing(verb)

    the act of making something (a product) from raw materials

    "the synthesis and fabrication of single crystals"; "an improvement in the manufacture of explosives"; "manufacturing is vital to Great Britain"

  3. manufacture, fabricate, construct(verb)

    put together out of artificial or natural components or parts

    "the company fabricates plastic chairs"; "They manufacture small toys"; He manufactured a popular cereal"

  4. fabricate, manufacture, cook up, make up, invent(verb)

    make up something artificial or untrue

  5. manufacture(verb)

    produce naturally

    "this gland manufactures a specific substance only"

  6. manufacture(verb)

    create or produce in a mechanical way

    "This novelist has been manufacturing his books following his initial success"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. manufacture(verb)ˌmæn yəˈfæk tʃər

    to produce a product for sale

    We manufacture our goods in China.


  1. manufacture(Noun)

    The action or process of making goods systematically or on a large scale.

  2. manufacture(Noun)

    Anything made, formed or produced; product.

  3. manufacture(Noun)

    The process of such production; generation, creation.

  4. manufacture(Verb)

    To make things, usually on a large scale, with tools and either physical labor or machinery.

  5. manufacture(Verb)

    To create goods from raw material, e.g. in a factory.

  6. manufacture(Verb)

    In a negative sense, to fabricate; to create false evidence to support a point.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Manufacture(noun)

    the operation of making wares or any products by hand, by machinery, or by other agency

  2. Manufacture(noun)

    anything made from raw materials by the hand, by machinery, or by art, as cloths, iron utensils, shoes, machinery, saddlery, etc

  3. Manufacture(verb)

    to make (wares or other products) by hand, by machinery, or by other agency; as, to manufacture cloth, nails, glass, etc

  4. Manufacture(verb)

    to work, as raw or partly wrought materials, into suitable forms for use; as, to manufacture wool, cotton, silk, or iron

  5. Manufacture(verb)

    to be employed in manufacturing something

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Manufacture' in Nouns Frequency: #2427

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Manufacture' in Verbs Frequency: #900

Translations for Manufacture

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to make, originally by hand but now usually by machinery and in large quantities

This firm manufactures cars at the rate of two hundred per day.

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