manufacture


manufacture
[[t]mæ̱njʊfæ̱ktʃə(r)[/t]]
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manufactures, manufacturing, manufactured
1) VERB To manufacture something means to make it in a factory, usually in large quantities.

[V n] They manufacture the class of plastics known as thermoplastic materials...

[V n] The first three models are being manufactured at the factory in Ashton-under-Lyne...

[V-ed] We import foreign manufactured goods.

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manufacturing N-UNCOUNT

...management headquarters for manufacturing in China.

...the manufacturing of a luxury type automobile.

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Manufacture is also a noun.

...the manufacture of nuclear weapons. ...celebrating 90 years of car manufacture.

2) N-COUNT: usu pl In economics, manufactures are goods or products which have been made in a factory. [TECHNICAL]

...a long-term rise in the share of manufactures in non-oil exports.

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3) VERB (disapproval) If you say that someone manufactures information, you are criticizing them because they invent information that is not true.

[V n] According to the prosecution, the officers manufactured an elaborate story...

[V n] He said the allegations were manufactured on the flimsiest evidence.

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  • manufacture — [ manyfaktyr ] n. f. • 1511 « travail manuel »; lat. médiév. manufactura 1 ♦ Vx Fabrication. Mod. École centrale des arts et manufactures. 2 ♦ (1623) Vx ou hist. Grande fabrique, établissement industriel utilisant surtout le travail à la main… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Manufacture — Man u*fac ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Manufactured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Manufacturing}.] [Cf. F. manufacturer.] 1. To make (wares or other products) by hand, by machinery, or by other agency; as, to manufacture cloth, nails, glass, etc. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • manufacture — [v1] build, produce accomplish, assemble, carve, cast, cobble*, complete, compose, construct, create, execute, fabricate, fashion, forge, form, frame, fudge together*, machine, make, make up, mass produce, mill, mold, prefab, process, put… …   New thesaurus

  • Manufacture — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • manufacture — I noun assemblage, assembly, composition, construction, creation, development, execution, fabrica, fabrication, fashioning, forging, formation, forming, making, molding, origination, preparation, production, synthesis II verb assemble, build,… …   Law dictionary

  • Manufacture — Man u*fac ture, v. i. To be employed in manufacturing something. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • manufacturé — manufacturé, ée (ma nu fa ktu ré, rée) part. passé de manufacturer. Objets manufacturés …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • manufacture — fabricate, forge, *make, form, shape, fashion Analogous words: produce, turn out, yield (see BEAR) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • manufacture — Manufacture, f. antepenac. C est la façon de quelque ouvrage faicte à la main …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • manufacture — ► VERB 1) make (something), especially on a large scale using machinery. 2) (manufactured) made or produced in a merely mechanical way. 3) invent or fabricate (evidence or a story). ► NOUN ▪ the process of manufacturing. DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • manufacture — [man΄yo͞o fak′chər, man΄yəfak′chər] n. [Fr < ML manufactura < L manu, abl. of manus, a hand (see MANUAL) + factura, a making < factus, pp. of facere, to make, DO1] 1. the making of goods and articles by hand or, esp., by machinery, often …   English World dictionary