A rock group that was a hit-tune factory; a motel that served as an illegal drug factory.
An example of a factory is a place where cars are built.
An example of factory is a child's school where germs are spread quickly, a "germ factory."
Other Word Forms
Origin of factory
- Late Latin factōria oil press, mill and Medieval Latin factōria establishment for factors both from Latin factor factor factor
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition