What does manufacture mean?

Definitions for manufacture
ˌmæn yəˈfæk tʃərman·u·fac·ture

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word manufacture.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. industry, manufacturenoun

    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, manufacturingverb

    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, constructverb

    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, inventverb

    make up something artificial or untrue

  5. manufactureverb

    produce naturally

    "this gland manufactures a specific substance only"

  6. manufactureverb

    create or produce in a mechanical way

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


  1. manufacturenoun

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

  2. manufacturenoun

    Anything made, formed or produced; product.

  3. manufacturenoun

    The process of such production; generation, creation.

  4. manufactureverb

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

  5. manufactureverb

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

  6. manufactureverb

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Manufacturenoun

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

    Etymology: [L. manus the hand + factura a making, fr. facere to make: cf. F. manufacture. See Manual, and Fact.]

  2. Manufacturenoun

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

    Etymology: [L. manus the hand + factura a making, fr. facere to make: cf. F. manufacture. See Manual, and Fact.]

  3. Manufactureverb

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

    Etymology: [L. manus the hand + factura a making, fr. facere to make: cf. F. manufacture. See Manual, and Fact.]

  4. Manufactureverb

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

    Etymology: [L. manus the hand + factura a making, fr. facere to make: cf. F. manufacture. See Manual, and Fact.]

  5. Manufactureverb

    to be employed in manufacturing something

    Etymology: [L. manus the hand + factura a making, fr. facere to make: cf. F. manufacture. See Manual, and Fact.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Manufacture

    man-ū-fakt′ūr, v.t. to make from raw materials by any means into a form suitable for use.—v.i. to be occupied in manufactures.—n. the process of manufacturing: anything manufactured.—n. Manufact′ory, a factory or place where goods are manufactured.—adj. Manufact′ural.—n. Manufact′urer, one who manufactures.—p.adj. Manufact′uring, pertaining to manufactures. [Fr.,—L. manus, the hand, factura, a making, from facĕre, factum, to make.]

Editors Contribution

  1. manufacture

    To create a product from a form of material or matter.

    The company did manufacture roof tiles.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 23, 2020  

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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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of manufacture in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of manufacture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of manufacture in a Sentence

  1. Alexander Novak:

    This is the first Russian produced powerful machine with 100-percent domestic manufacture and it will, of course, help us to completely substitute purchases of foreign equipment of this capacity.

  2. Antonin Artaud:

    The race of prophets is extinct. Europe is becoming set in its ways, slowly embalming itself beneath the wrappings of its borders, its factories, its law-courts and its universities. The frozen Mind cracks between the mineral staves which close upon it. The fault lies with your moldy systems, your logic of 2 + 2 = 4. The fault lies with you, Chancellors, caught in the net of syllogisms. You manufacture engineers, magistrates, doctors, who know nothing of the true mysteries of the body or the cosmic laws of existence. False scholars blind outside this world, philosophers who pretend to reconstruct the mind. The least act of spontaneous creation is a more complex and revealing world than any metaphysics.

  3. Michael Rubin:

    The thing that makes Iran so dangerous is it not only exports Chemical Weapons to proxies in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq, but it brags about exporting the ability to manufacture Chemical Weapons.

  4. David Soucie:

    The FAA has very little, if anything, to do with the actual manufacture of the aircraft once it's been approved to be manufactured, the FAA needs to be looked at.

  5. Hiral Sanghavi:

    Angel investing is something that I believe you can completely get rid of with crowdfunding, angels come at the seed stage and crowdfunding literally has the ability to kill it. Related : How This Couple Created the All-In-One Travel Jacket That Is Nearing $ 2 Million on Kickstarter While Hiral Sanghavi is a fan of the benefits of crowdfunding, This Couple’s also learned firsthand that This Travel Jacket’s by no means easy. This Travel Jacket requires some serious hustle. This Couple first campaign, a blockbuster success, was stressful. Hiral Sanghavi learned a few things. Here are This Couple top three tips for crowdfunding success : The first BauBax travel jackets shipped four months late. Part of the reason for the delay was because the BauBax team expected to raise only $ 20,000. They raised $ 9.2 million on Kickstarter and another $ 2.3 million on Indiegogo. That meant that BauBax had to manufacture a whole lot more jackets than it had been expecting to sell.

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