manufacture
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˌmænjʊˈfæktʃə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˌmænjuˈfæktʃɚ/
Noun

manufacture (plural manufactures)

  1. The action or process of making goods systematically or on a large scale.
  2. Anything made, formed or produced; product.
    • 1727, Jonathan Swift, A Short View of the State of Ireland
      The roads [are] crowded with carriers, laden with rich manufactures.
  3. (figuratively) The process of such production; generation, creation.
    • 1919, Boris Sidis, The Source and Aim of Human Progress:
      Our lawgivers take special pride in the ever active manufacture of new bills and laws.
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manufacture (manufactures, present participle manufacturing; past and past participle manufactured)

  1. To make things, usually on a large scale, with tools and either physical labor or machinery.
  2. (transitive) To work (raw or partly wrought materials) into suitable forms for use.
    to manufacture wool into blankets
  3. (derogatory) To fabricate; to create false evidence to support a point.
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