manufacture[man′yo̵̅o̅ fak′c̸hər, -yə-]
- The definition of manufacture is the process of making items from raw materials.
An example of manufacture is the making of automobiles in factories.
- To manufacture is defined as to make something from raw materials by hand or using machines.
An example of to manufacture is to make clothing from cotton.
A factory engaged in the manufacture of clothing.
- the making of goods and articles by hand or, esp., by machinery, often on a large scale and with division of labor
- anything so made; manufactured product
- the making of something in any way, esp. when regarded as merely mechanical
Origin of manufactureFrench ; from Medieval Latin manufactura ; from Classical Latin manu, ablative of manus, a hand (see manual) + factura, a making ; from factus, past participle of facere, to make, do
transitive verbmanufactured, manufacturing
- to make by hand or, esp., by machinery, often on a large scale and with division of labor
- to work (wool, steel, etc.) into usable form
- to produce (art, literature, etc.) in a way regarded as mechanical and uninspired
- to make up (excuses, evidence, etc.); invent; fabricate; concoct
verbman·u·fac·tured, man·u·fac·tur·ing, man·u·fac·tures
- a. To make or process (a raw material) into a finished product, especially by means of a large-scale industrial operation.b. To make or process (a product), especially with the use of industrial machines.
- To create, produce, or turn out in a mechanical manner: “His books seem to have been manufactured rather than composed” (Dwight Macdonald).
- To concoct or invent; fabricate: manufacture an excuse.
- a. The act, craft, or process of manufacturing products, especially on a large scale.b. An industry in which mechanical power and machinery are employed.
- A product that is manufactured.
- The making or producing of something.
Origin of manufactureFrom French, manufacture, from Old French, from Medieval Latin *manūfactūra : Latin manū, ablative of manus, hand; see man-2 in Indo-European roots + Latin factūra, working of a metal, from factus, past participle of facere, to make; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present manufactures, present participle manufacturing, simple past and past participle manufactured)
From Middle French manufacture, from Old French, from Medieval Latin manÅ«factÅ«ra (“a making by hand"), from manufactus, a compound of manu factus, manÅ« being ablative of manus (“hand"), and factus past participle of faciÅ (“I do, make"). (compare main, manual, facture.)