manufactory

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin manūfactus +‎ -ory.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

manufactory (plural manufactories)

  1. A manufacturing process; a particular industry or part of an industry. [from 17th c.]
  2. A plant where something is manufactured; a factory. [from 17th c.]
    • 1832, Queen Victoria, journal, 2 Aug 1832:
      We have just changed horses at Birmingham where I was two years ago and we visited the manufactories which are very curious.

Adjective[edit]

manufactory (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Relating to manufacture. [18th-19th c.]