To manufacture is defined as to make something from raw materials by hand or using machines.verb
An example of to manufacture is to make clothing from cotton.
The definition of manufacture is the process of making items from raw materials.noun
An example of manufacture is the making of automobiles in factories.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- 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: Fr < ML manufactura < L manu, abl. of manus, a hand (see manual) + factura, a making < factus, pp. of facere, to make, do
- 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
- manufacturable adjective
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verb man·u·fac·tured, man·u·fac·tur·ing, man·u·fac·tures verb, transitive
- 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: From 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.
- manˌu·facˈtur·a·ble adjective
- manˌu·facˈtur·al adjective
- manˌu·facˈtur·ing noun