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, manufacture(noun)

    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, manufacturing(verb)

    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, construct(verb)

    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, invent(verb)

    make up something artificial or untrue

  5. manufacture(verb)

    produce naturally

    "this gland manufactures a specific substance only"

  6. manufacture(verb)

    create or produce in a mechanical way

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


  1. manufacture(Noun)

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

  2. manufacture(Noun)

    Anything made, formed or produced; product.

  3. manufacture(Noun)

    The process of such production; generation, creation.

  4. manufacture(Verb)

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

  5. manufacture(Verb)

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

  6. manufacture(Verb)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Manufacture(noun)

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

  2. Manufacture(noun)

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

  3. Manufacture(verb)

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

  4. Manufacture(verb)

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

  5. Manufacture(verb)

    to be employed in manufacturing something

  6. Origin: [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.]

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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. Matt Card:

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

  2. Neil Sroka:

    We have to go where grassroots energy is. We can't just manufacture it out of thin air.

  3. Shu Zhang:

    We used to think: maximize quantity, export more and manufacture more. This isn't working.

  4. Richard Russo:

    People who imagine themselves to be self-made seldom enjoy examining the process of manufacture in detail.

  5. Jasen Wang:

    If you have an idea, you can quickly evaluate this idea and find factories to manufacture the product for you.

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