Definition of manufactory in English:


Line breaks: manu|fac¦tory
Pronunciation: /manjʊˈfakt(ə)ri

noun (plural manufactories)

  • A factory.
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    • The workshops and manufactories became breeding grounds for radical ideas to take hold.
    • The count had set up his manufactory on the site of an earlier factory where earthenware had been made for about two years.
    • It was not in the contemplation of the parties [to the 1982 conveyance] that the bakery would cease to be used as a manufactory.


early 17th century (denoting a manufactured article): from manufacture, on the pattern of factory.

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