from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A factory or manufacturing plant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to manufacturing; employed in manufacturing: as, a manufactory operation.
  • noun The act of manufacturing; manufacture.
  • noun A building in which goods are manufactured; more generally, any place where articles for use or consumption are regularly made: more comprehensive in scope than factory. See factory, 4.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Manufacture.
  • noun A building or place where anything is manufactured; a factory.
  • adjective Pertaining to manufacturing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably manufact(ure) + –ory.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin manūfactus +‎ -ory.


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