Definitions for factoryˈfæk tə ri, -tri
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
fac•to•ryˈfæk tə ri, -tri(n.)(pl.)-ries.
a building or group of buildings with facilities for the manufacture of goods.
(formerly) an establishment in a foreign country where factors carried on their business.
Origin of factory:
1550–60; factor , + -y3
factory, mill, manufacturing plant, manufactory(noun)
a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
factory(noun)ˈfæk tə ri, -tri
a large building where a product is made
a shoe/cosmetic/firework etc. factory; factory workers
A trading establishment, especially set up by merchants working in a foreign country.
The position or state of being a factor.
A building or other place where manufacturing takes place.
A device which produces or manufactures something.
In a computer program or library, a function or method which creates an object.
Origin: From factoria, from factor. Probably via a Romance language; compare Italian fattoria, Spanish factoría, Portuguese feitoria.
a house or place where factors, or commercial agents, reside, to transact business for their employers
the body of factors in any place; as, a chaplain to a British factory
a building, or collection of buildings, appropriated to the manufacture of goods; the place where workmen are employed in fabricating goods, wares, or utensils; a manufactory; as, a cotton factory
Translations for factory
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a workshop where manufactured articles are made in large numbers
a car factory; (also adjective) a factory worker.
- fábricaPortuguese (BR)
- továrna, závod; továrníCzech
- die FabrikGerman
- fabrik; fabriks-Danish
- tvornica; tvornickiCroatian
- fabrika; rūpnīca; fabrikas-; rūpnīcas-Latvian
- fabrikk, verk, brukNorwegian
- فابريكه، چارځاىPashto
- fabrică; uzinăRomanian
- továreň; továrenskýSlovak
- 工廠Chinese (Trad.)
- фабрика, заводUkrainian
- nhà máy; xí nghiệpVietnamese
- 工厂Chinese (Simp.)
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