From Middle French manufacture, from Old French, from Medieval Latin manūfactūra (“a making by hand”), from manufactus, a compound of manu factus, manū being ablative of manus (“hand”), and factus past participle of faciō (“I do, make”). (compare main, manual, facture.)
manufacture (plural manufactures)
- The action or process of making goods systematically or on a large scale.
2009 April 3, Olivia Feld, “New gum could mean sticky end for mess”, CNN.com:
- After years of exporting the gum base to be used as an ingredient in the manufacture of regular chewing gum, the cooperative recently decided to start making its own gum using only chicle gum base and natural flavorings and sweeteners
- Anything made, formed or produced; product.
- Jonathan Swift
- The roads are crowded with carriers, laden with rich manufactures.
- Jonathan Swift
- (figuratively) The process of such production; generation, creation.
- manufacture of consent
- To make things, usually on a large scale, with tools and either physical labor or machinery.
- (transitive) To work (raw or partly wrought materials) into suitable forms for use.
- to manufacture wool into blankets
- (derogatory) To fabricate; to create false evidence to support a point.
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- manufacture in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- “manufacture” in OED Online, Oxford University Press, 1989.
manufacture f (plural manufactures)
- "manufacture" in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of manufacturar.
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of manufacturar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of manufacturar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of manufacturar.