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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Manufacturenoun

    Etymology: manus and facio, Latin; manufacture, French.

    Heav’n’s pow’r is infinite: earth, air, and sea,
    The manufacture mass the making pow’r obey. Dryden.

    The peasants are clothed in a coarse kind of canvas, the manufacture of the country. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

  2. To Manufactureverb

    To make by art and labour; to form by workmanship.

    Etymology: manufacturer, French.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Manufacturenoun

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

  2. Manufacturenoun

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

  3. Manufactureverb

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

  4. Manufactureverb

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

  5. Manufactureverb

    to be employed in manufacturing something

  6. 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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  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. Eric Adams:

    We have to turn off the faucet that is continually feeding the river of violence in our cities, there's a tint of racism to this. We don't manufacture guns in Chicago but why are we able to remove 12,000 guns off the street ? Where are they coming from ?

  2. Richard Hatchett:

    We want to make investments up front, at risk, even before we know the vaccines work, to be able to (immediately) manufacture them at a scale of tens or hundreds of millions of doses.

  3. Antonio Neri:

    We have the ability to manufacture more products in the United States. That's not the issue, the issue is how to manage our supply chain to best serve our customers.

  4. Ian Fogg:

    They're not giving exposure to any of their partners that have [to date] been involved in the design and manufacture of Nexus phones. the prices are essentially the same as the starting prices for an iPhone. And similar to the top-end Samsung phones.

  5. Matt Card:

    As a U.S. company you have to be very, very smart about where you manufacture.

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