Definitions for: Manufacture

[n] the organized action of making of goods and services for sale; "American industry is making increased use of computers to control production"
[n] the act of making something (a product) from raw materials
[v] make up something artificial or untrue
[v] put together out of components or parts; "Ford makes cars"; "They manufacture small toys"

Webster (1913) Definition: Man`u*fac"ture, n. [L. manus the hand + factura a
making, fr. facere to make: cf. F. manufacture. See Manual,
and Fact.]
1. The operation of making wares or any products by hand, by
machinery, or by other agency.

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

Man`u*fac"ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Manufactured; p. pr. & vb. n. Manufacturing.] [Cf. F.
1. To make (wares or other products) by hand, by machinery,
or by other agency; as, to manufacture cloth, nails,
glass, etc.

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

Man`u*fac"ture, v. i.
To be employed in manufacturing something.

Synonyms: construct, cook up, fabricate, fabrication, industry, invent, make up

See Also: business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise, concoct, confabulate, cottage industry, creating from raw materials, dream up, formation, hatch, industrial enterprise, industrialisation, industrialization, make, mass-produce, mythologise, mythologize, prefabrication, production, raft, shaping, spin, think of, think up, trump up, vamp, vamp up

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