factory, mill, manufacturing plant, manufactory(noun)
a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing
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
Origin: [Cf. F. factorerie.]
A factory or manufacturing plant is an industrial site, usually consisting of buildings and machinery, or more commonly a complex having several buildings, where workers manufacture goods or operate machines processing one product into another. Factories arose with the introduction of machinery during the Industrial Revolution when the capital and space requirements became too great for cottage industry or workshops. Early factories that contained small amounts of machinery, such as one or two spinning mules, and fewer than a dozen workers have been called "glorified workshops. Most modern factories have large warehouses or warehouse-like facilities that contain heavy equipment used for assembly line production. Large factories tend to be located with access to multiple modes of transportation, with some having rail, highway and water loading and unloading facilities. Factories may either make discrete products or some type of material continuously produced such as chemicals, pulp and paper or refined oil products. Factories manufacturing chemicals are often called plants and may have most of their equipment, consisting of tanks, pressure vessels, chemical reactors and pumps and piping located outdoors and are operated by personnel in control rooms. Oil refineries are similar to chemical plants in that most equipment is outdoors.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'factory' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2314
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'factory' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1900
Rank popularity for the word 'factory' in Nouns Frequency: #747
The numerical value of factory in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of factory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Not one chocolate factory has been turned into a bullet factory.
I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn't park anywhere near the place.
Hollywood grew to be the most flourishing factory of popular mythology since the Greeks.
It looks as if it was put in by an Indian. (looking at an old-fashioned fuse box while on a factory tour near Edinburgh)
The intensive conditions in factory farming provide a pressure cooker in which diseases like avian flu can spread very easily and can also evolve very easily.
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Translations for factory
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- معمل, مَصْنَعArabic
- zavod, fabrikaAzerbaijani
- фабрыка, заводBelarusian
- завод, фабрикаBulgarian
- কারখানা, ফ্যাক্টরীBengali
- labouradeg, greantiBreton
- továrna, fabrikaCzech
- virksomhed, fabriksbygning, fabrik, anlægDanish
- Fabrik, Werk, ManufakturGerman
- fábrica, plantaSpanish
- tehas, vabrikEstonian
- کارخانه, فابریکهPersian
- tehdas, laitos, teollisuuslaitos, tuotantolaitos, tehdaslaitosFinnish
- usine, fabrique, manufactureFrench
- fabrykWestern Frisian
- taigh-oibre, taigh-tionnsgain, taigh-gnìomhachais, taigh-ceàirdeScottish Gaelic
- gyár, üzemHungarian
- smiðja, fabrikka, verksmiðjaIcelandic
- ქარხანა, ფაბრიკაGeorgian
- зауыт, фабрикаKazakh
- កម្មន្តសាល, រោងចក្រKhmer
- 工場, 공장Korean
- کارگه, کارخانهKurdish
- зоот, фабрика, заводKyrgyz
- Fabrik, FabréckLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- gamykla, fabrikasLithuanian
- rūpnīca, fabrikaLatvian
- фабрика, погонMacedonian
- үйлдвэрийн газар, заводMongolian
- kilang, pabrikMalay
- အလုပ်ရုံ, စက်ရုံBurmese
- fabryka, zakładPolish
- usina, fábricaPortuguese
- fabrică, uzinăRomanian
- комбинат, фабрика, заводRussian
- fabrika, tvornica, творница, фабрикаSerbo-Croatian
- පැක්ටරිSinhala, Sinhalese
- továreň, fabrikaSlovak
- faborikiSouthern Sotho
- fabrika, fabrik, zawodTurkmen
- fabrika, tesisTurkish
- завод, фабрикаUkrainian
- nhà máyVietnamese
- oujhene, ovroe, fabrikeWalloon
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