What does manufacture mean?

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

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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.


  1. manufacture

    Manufacture is the process of converting raw materials or semi-finished goods into finished products using tools, human labor, machinery, or chemical and biological processing. It may involve various operations like designing, fabricating, packaging, testing, among others. This term may also refer to the production of goods in large quantities, often in a factory setting.

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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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. Goodluck Jonathan:

    We underestimated their external influence, since after the civil war we've not fought any war, we don't manufacture weapons, so we had to look for help to re-equip our army and the air force.

  2. Peter Kraska:

    This( practice) has devolved into a mess once, it will again. Just stop. Just quit doing it, put legislation in place that brings back the original intent of the Fourth Amendment -- you've got to get a warrant, have to knock and announce, have to give proper notice, have to give time to answer the door, and if you need to engage in a risky arrest situation or volatile, dangerous arrest situation, figure out a different way to do it than to bust down a private resident's door and manufacture a really dangerous situation.

  3. Chris Cox:

    Many antigun politicians and members of the media have wrongly claimed that 3D printing technology will allow for the production and widespread proliferation of undetectable plastic firearms, regardless of what a person may be able to publish on the internet, undetectable plastic guns have been illegal for 30 years. Federal law passed in 1988, crafted with the NRA's support, makes it unlawful to manufacture, import, sell, ship, deliver, possess, transfer, or receive an undetectable firearm.

  4. New York Rep. Steve Israel:

    Where there is a Hillary Clinton, there are Republicans trying to manufacture or amplify crisis or scandal. That's what they do here, pretty soon we'll have a special investigative committee for every action that Hillary Clinton takes. There will be a special select committee on Hillary Clinton breakfast, Hillary Clinton lunch and Hillary Clinton dinner and what Hillary Clinton had in between. Just add this to the list.

  5. Britney Spears:

    It's really sad to see that some tabloid magazines still have to manufacture ill will between Britney Spears and me, if certain journalists want to throw their integrity out the window by spreading false information, then so be it. But I'm not falling for their lies and neither should my fans or Britney's.

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