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noun, plural man·u·fac·to·ries. Archaic.
  1. a factory.
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Origin of manufactory

1610–20; obsolete manufact handmade (< Late Latin manūfact(us); see manus, fact) + -ory2
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Related Words for manufactory

commerce, management, business, corporation, trade, production, shop, plant, foundry, mill, machinery, firm, cooperative, industry, workshop, branch, laboratory, mob, monopoly, traffic

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Historical Examples of manufactory

  • Afterwards he obtained a post in the laboratory of a manufactory of dyes.

    The Secret Agent

    Joseph Conrad

  • Of the Paper, it is only necessary to say that it comes from the manufactory of Mr. Whatman.

  • If intended for passages, the width must be directed when they are sent to the manufactory, as they are cut before painting.

  • A manufactory was formerly so called because it named a place where things were made by hand.


    Elmer W. Cavins

  • We visited a manufactory of cheroots, for which Manilla is celebrated.

    In the Eastern Seas

    W.H.G. Kingston

British Dictionary definitions for manufactory


noun plural -ries
  1. an obsolete word for factory
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Word Origin for manufactory

C17: from obsolete manufact; see manufacture
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