• a Workshop of Shoemakers Manufacturing Sandals
    a Workshop of Shoemakers Manufacturing Sandals
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v manufacture make up something artificial or untrue
    • v manufacture put together out of artificial or natural components or parts; He manufactured a popular cereal" "the company fabricates plastic chairs","They manufacture small toys"
    • v manufacture create or produce in a mechanical way "This novelist has been manufacturing his books following his initial success"
    • v manufacture produce naturally "this gland manufactures a specific substance only"
    • n manufacture the organized action of making of goods and services for sale "American industry is making increased use of computers to control production"
    • n manufacture the act of making something (a product) from raw materials "the synthesis and fabrication of single crystals","an improvement in the manufacture of explosives","manufacturing is vital to Great Britain"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Manufacture of an Incandescent Lamp Manufacture of an Incandescent Lamp

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 40 percent of the almonds in the world are used by manufacturers of chocolate
    • Manufacture Anything made from raw materials by the hand, by machinery, or by art, as cloths, iron utensils, shoes, machinery, saddlery, etc.
    • Manufacture The operation of making wares or any products by hand, by machinery, or by other agency.
    • v. i Manufacture To be employed in manufacturing something.
    • Manufacture To make (wares or other products) by hand, by machinery, or by other agency; as, to manufacture cloth, nails, glass, etc.
    • Manufacture To work, as raw or partly wrought materials, into suitable forms for use; as, to manufacture wool, cotton, silk, or iron.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Draftsmen have to make 27,000 drawings for the manufacturing of a new car.
    • n manufacture The operation of making goods or wares of any kind; the production of articles for use from raw or prepared materials by giving to these materials new forms, qualities, properties, or combinations, whether by hand-labor or by machinery: used more especially of production in a large way by machinery or by many hands working coöperatively.
    • n manufacture Anything made for use from raw or prepared materials; collectively, manufactured articles; figuratively, anything formed or produced; a contrivance.
    • n manufacture A place or building in which manufacturing operations are carried on; a factory.
    • manufacture To make or fabricate, as anything for use, especially in considerable quantities or numbers, or by the aid of many hands or of machinery; work materials into the form of: as, to manufacture cloth, pottery, or hardware; to manufacture clothing, boots and shoes, or cigars.
    • manufacture Figuratively, to produce artificially; elaborate or get up by contrivance or special effort; hence, to make a show of; simulate: as, to manufacture words or phrases; a manufactured public opinion; manufactured grief or emotion.
    • manufacture To use as material for manufacture; work up into form for use; make something from: as, to manufacture wool into cloth.
    • manufacture To be occupied in manufactures; fabricate or elaborate something.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Proctor & Gamble originally manufactured candles before moving on to soap.
    • v.t Manufacture man-ū-fakt′ūr to make from raw materials by any means into a form suitable for use
    • v.i Manufacture to be occupied in manufactures
    • n Manufacture the process of manufacturing: anything manufactured
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  • H. V. Adolt
    H. V. Adolt
    “We are all manufacturers. Making good, making trouble, or making excuses.”
  • Woodrow T. Wilson
    “Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left.”
  • Simone Weil
    “Culture is an instrument wielded by teachers to manufacture teachers, who, in their turn, will manufacture still more teachers.”
  • Watts Humprey
    Watts Humprey
    “INNOVATION is the process of turning ideas into manufacturable and marketable form.”
  • Benjamin Ricketson Tucker
    Benjamin Ricketson Tucker
    “We enact many laws that manufacture criminals, and then a few that punish them”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. manus, the hand + factura, a making, fr. facere, to make: cf. F. manufacture,. See Manual, and Fact


In literature:

It is quite true that all the things she has bought from us were not produced or manufactured by us.
"Are we Ruined by the Germans?" by Harold Cox
What would become of the porcelain manufacture without it?
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
Other important manufactures are automobiles (value, 1905, $4,256,979) and telescopes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
Coco-nut oil is also used in the manufacture of marine soap, which forms a lather with sea-water.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
The poorer grades are employed in the manufacture of soap, candles and phonograph records.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 5" by Various
There are few manufactures.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
Manufactured primarily by Bennett in Chicago in 1859, it also may have been produced in the East, although no manufacturer's name can be found.
"The Invention of the Sewing Machine" by Grace Rogers Cooper
He is also indebted to many manufacturers who have furnished him with particulars and photographs of dredging plant.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 7" by Various
The value of gross manufactured products increased 41.9% from 1890 to 1900.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
The third importation was made by Sir Titus Salt, the English manufacturer of mohair, and arrived in South Africa in 1857.
"Practical Angora Goat Raising" by C. P. Bailey

In poetry:

The rear, in awful silence still,
Trooped bravely up the hill,
Led on by manufacture Dick,
And George with umbrella stick.
"The Watch And Ward." by Samuel Bamford
The sound, without a pause between,
Of foot, and wheel, and hoof ;
The manufacture's loud machine
From yonder lengthened roof.
"A Town" by Jane Taylor
"No — vile Manufacture! ne'er harbour
A hope to be fed at our boards; —
Base offspring of Arkwright the barber,
What claim canst thou have upon Lords?
"Cotton and Corn" by Thomas Moore
He capped a flask and hissed a quiet curse —
Bleakly smiling, tapped a switch to bleed
A pressure vessel. (Clearly what he needs,
To manufacture his own Universe,
"The Alchemist" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Therefore, good people, his goods are really grand,
And manufactured at Weensforth Mill, Hawick, Scotland;
Where there's always plenty of Tweeds on hand,
For the ready cash at the people's command.
"Lines in Praise of Mr. J. Graham Henderson, Hawick" by William Topaz McGonagall
To think they have found a clever man indeed,
That knows good wool and how to manufacture Scotch tweed,
I wish you success for many a long day,
Because your Scotch tweeds are the best, I venture to say.
"A Tribute to Mr J. Graham Henderson, The World's Fair Judge" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced that manufacturing industry executive Michael F Molnar has been appointed as the agency's first-ever chief manufacturing officer.
The Rally Rails are manufactured from polished stainless steel for maximum rust protection, according to the manufacturer.
We've reported before about various plans to improve the manufacturing of carbon fiber composites for use in mainstream automobile manufacturing.
Plexus learned on Nov 5 that Juniper would stop using its manufacturing services by the end of the current fiscal year, the Neenah-based manufacturer said on a conference call Wednesday.
Pfizer has two manufacturing facilities in Germany for high- potency manufacturing, respectively in Freiburg and Illertissen.
Last year, Far East manufacturing centers experienced two high-profile natural disasters that highlighted for manufacturers and supply chain and operations managers the pressing need for risk mitigation strategies.
Nearly every major computer manufacturer has one, and some manufacturers are explicitly targeting businesses that want a cheaper alternative for employees than full-blown laptops.
Utility Trailer Manufacturing announced the expansion of its refrigerated trailer manufacturing plant in Marion, Va.
American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc.'s Detroit manufacturing complex may get new life as a plan is in the works for a new supplier to lease a portion of the plant.
Zoned M15 (heavy manufacturing) and RP (auto parking), an existing manufacturing or warehousing operation could move to the site on a turn-key basis.
The five buses were manufactured by Collins Bus Corp. And delivered to the district by the manufacturer's Oregon-based distributor, Western Bus Sales.
Watlow, a designer and manufacturer of complete thermal systems with locations around the world, has moved its Mexican manufacturing operation in Queretaro to a larger facility, increasing the company's manufacturing capacity.
Pfizer employs about 3,200 people in Kalamazoo County, many of whom work at its large manufacturing plant in Portage -- the company's largest manufacturing plant worldwide.
George Rountree, 48, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine , possession of methamphetamine and for children being present during the manufacture of methamphetamine .
AMT--The Association for Manufacturing Technology has released the second generation of its Manufacturing Mandate, a plan that calls for a national, coordinated strategy to boost US manufacturing co mpetitiveness.

In science:

These specifications are among the most severe ever realised in radio telescopes and force the designer and manufacturer to push the boundaries of the technology.
Study of the Dynamics of Large Reflector Antennas with Accelerometers
Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, forthcoming.
Martingale proofs of many-server heavy-traffic limits for Markovian queues
Zero-inflated Poisson regression, with an application to defects in manufacturing.
Accounting for self-protective responses in randomized response data from a social security survey using the zero-inflated Poisson model
So we are investigating manufacturing another cell for the scientific instrument to avoid this problem which is only a limitation in the final flux (which may also be compensated by other actions).
Laboratory performances of the solar multichannel resonant scattering spectrometer prototype of the GOLF-New Generation instrument
The HPL developers recommended to HPL users willing to test matrices of size larger than 215 to not use power two. 2007 – numerical failure report – A large manufacturer observed a numerical failure with HPL and n = 2, 220, 032.
The Problem with the Linpack Benchmark Matrix Generator