Definition of manufactory in English:


nounPlural manufactories

  • A factory.

    • ‘The count had set up his manufactory on the site of an earlier factory where earthenware had been made for about two years.’
    • ‘The workshops and manufactories became breeding grounds for radical ideas to take hold.’
    • ‘At Sevres, where the manufactory moved in 1756, some apprentices were accepted at the ages of nine or ten if they showed artistic ability, but they did not receive a wage until they were sixteen.’
    • ‘It was not in the contemplation of the parties [to the 1982 conveyance] that the bakery would cease to be used as a manufactory.’
    • ‘The rare porcelain coffeepot augments the museum's extensive holdings of porcelain made by the Tucker manufactory in Philadelphia, one of the first in the United States.’
    workshop, workroom, plant, factory, works, manufacturing complex, industrial unit, business unit, mill, foundry, yard, garage, atelier, studio
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Early 17th century (denoting a manufactured article): from manufacture, on the pattern of factory.