noun Date: 1641 factory 2a

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  • manufactory — UK US /ˌmænjəˈfæktəri/ noun [C] (plural manufactories) ► PRODUCTION a word used in the past for a factory, sometimes still used in the names of companies: »The Soho Manufactory was an early factory which pioneered mass production on the assembly… …   Financial and business terms

  • Manufactory — Man u*fac to*ry, n.; pl. { ries}. [Cf. L. factorium an oil press, properly, place where something is made. See {Manufacture}.] 1. Manufacture. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. A building or place where anything is manufactured; a factory. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Manufactory — Man u*fac to*ry, a. Pertaining to manufacturing. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • manufactory — [man΄yo͞o fak′tər ē, man΄yəfak′tər ē] n. pl. manufactories [< MANUFACTURE + FACTORY] FACTORY (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • manufactory — /man yeuh fak teuh ree/, n., pl. manufactories. Archaic. a factory. [1610 20; obs. manufact handmade ( < LL manufact(us); see MANUS, FACT) + ORY2] * * * …   Universalium

  • manufactory — noun A plant where something is manufactured; a factory …   Wiktionary

  • manufactory — man·u·fac·to·ry || mænÉ™ fæktrɪ / mænjÊŠ fæktrɪ n. factory, place where products are manufactured …   English contemporary dictionary

  • manufactory — noun (plural manufactories) archaic a factory. Origin C17: from manufacture, on the pattern of factory …   English new terms dictionary

  • manufactory — n. Factory …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • manufactory — man·u·fac·to·ry …   English syllables

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