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manufacture (create)

Definition:

to create or produce in a mechanical way

Class:

creation verb (sewing, baking, painting, performing, etc.)

Past tense:

manufactured

Present participle:

manufacturing

3rd-person singular present:

manufactures

Type of:

make

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

This novelist has been manufacturing his books following his initial success

Etymology:

"something made by hand", from Middle French manufacture, from Medieval Latin...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of manufacture...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Manufacturing

the production of goods for use or sale using labor and machines, tools, chemical and biological processing, or formulation. The term may refer to a range of human activity, from handicraft to high tech, but is most commonly applied to industrial ... (41 of 1772 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Manufacturing

Collins Dictionary:

manufacture | manufacturable [adjective, derived]

to process or make (a product) from a raw material, especially as a large-scale operation using machinery | [transitive] to invent or concoct | the ... (23 of 502 words, 5 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/manufacture

Merriam-Webster:

manufacture [entry 1, noun]

something made from raw materials by hand or by machinery | the process of making wares by hand or by machinery especially when carried on ... (24 of 104 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/manufacture

manufacture [entry 2, verb] | manufactured [past tense] | manufacturing [present participle] | invent [synonym, sense-specific] | create [synonym, sense-specific] | fashion [synonym, sense-specific] | form [synonym, sense-specific] | frame [synonym, sense-specific] | make [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to make into a product suitable for use | to make from raw materials by hand or by machinery ; to produce according to an organized plan and with ... (28 of 213 words, 5 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/manufacture show=1

Oxford Dictionary:

manufacture | manufactures | manufacturability [derived] | manufacturable [derived]

make (something) on a large scale using machinery | (of a living thing) produce (a substance) naturally | make or produce (something abstract) in a ... (23 of 179 words, 7 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/manufacture

American Heritage Dictionary:

manufacture | manufactured [past tense] | manufacturing [present participle] | manufactures [3rd-person singular present] | manufacturable [adjective, related] | manufactural [adjective, related]

To make or process (a raw material) into a finished product, especially by means of a large-scale industrial operation. | To make or process (a ... (24 of 169 words, 9 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/manufacture

Wiktionary:

manufacture | manufactures [plural] | manufactured [past tense] | manufacturing [present participle] | mass-produce [transitive] | mass-produced [transitive, past tense] | mass-producing [transitive, present participle] | mass-produces [transitive, 3rd-person singular present] | product [synonym, sense-specific]

The action or process of making goods systematically or on a large scale. | Anything made, formed or produced; product. | [figurative] The process of such production; generation, creation. | To make things, usually on a large scale, with tools and... (38 of 130 words, 6 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/manufacture

New World Dictionary:

manufacture | manufactured [past tense] | manufacturing [present participle] | manufacturable [adjective, related]

the making of goods and articles by hand or, especially, by machinery, often on a large scale and with division of labor | anything so made; ... (25 of 123 words, 7 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/manufacture

Random House Dictionary:

manufacture | manufactured [past tense] | manufacturing [present participle]

the making of goods or wares by manual labor or by machinery, especially on a large scale. | the making or producing of anything; generation. | the ... (25 of 115 words, 7 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/manufacture

Macmillan British Dictionary:

manufacture [transitive] | manufactured [past tense] | manufacturing [present participle] | manufactures [3rd-person singular present]

to make goods in large quantities in a factory | to produce a natural substance in your body | to make up a story that is not true (26 of 70 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/manufacture

manufacture [noun] | manufactures [plural]

[uncountable] the process of making goods in large quantities in a factory | "manufactures": [plural] goods that are manufactured (18 of 53 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/manufacture 10

Cambridge Dictionary:

manufacture [entry 1]

to produce goods in large numbers, usually in a factory using machines (12 of 38 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/manufacture 1

manufacture [entry 2]

to invent something, such as an excuse or story, in order to deceive someone (14 of 35 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/manufacture 2

manufacture [entry 3]

the process of producing goods (5 of 33 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/manufacture 3

Britannica Encyclopedia:

manufacturing

any industry that makes products from raw materials by the use of manual labour or machinery and that is usually carried out systematically with a ... (25 of 188 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/849534​/manufacturing

Encarta Dictionary:

manufacture | manufactures [plural] | manufactured [past tense] | manufacturing [present participle]

to make something into a finished product using raw materials, especially on a large industrial scale | to produce something in the manner of a ... (24 of 199 words, 7 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861628294​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

manufacture

First use: 1560s

Origin: "something made by hand", from Middle French manufacture, from Medieval Latin *manufactura, from Latin manu, ablative of ... (18 of 46 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=manufacture

American Heritage Dictionary:

manufacture | manufactured [past tense] | manufacturing [present participle] | manufactures [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: From French, manufacture, from Old French, from Medieval Latin *manūfactūra: Latin manū, ablative of manus, hand; ... (16 of 42 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/manufacture

Wiktionary:

manufacture | manufactures [plural] | manufactured [past tense] | manufacturing [present participle]

Origin: Middle French manufacture, from Old French, from Medieval Latin manūfactūra ("a making by hand"), from manufactus, a compound of manu factus, manū being ablative of manus ("hand"), and factus past ... (30 of 40 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/manufacture

Oxford Dictionary:

manufacture | manufactures

First use: mid 16th century

Origin: (as noun, denoting something made by hand): from French (re-formed by association with Latin manu factum "made by hand"), from Italian ... (24 of 33 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/manufacture

New World Dictionary:

manufacture | manufactured [past tense] | manufacturing [present participle]

Origin: French from Medieval Latin manufactura from Latin manu, ablative of manus, a hand (see "manual") + factura, a making from ... (20 of 27 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/manufacture

Collins Dictionary:

manufacture

First use: 16th century

Origin: from obsolete manufact hand-made, from Late Latin manūfactus, from Latin manus hand + facere to make

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/manufacture

Merriam-Webster:

manufacture [entry 1, noun]

First use: 1567

Origin: Middle French, from Medieval Latin manufactura, from Latin manu factus, literally, made by hand

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/manufacture

Encarta Dictionary:

manufacture | manufactures [plural] | manufactured [past tense] | manufacturing [present participle]

First use: Mid-16th century

Origin: French from Italian manifattura "something made by hand" from Latin manu factum "made by hand" from manus "hand"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861628294​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

manufacture

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "manufacture"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/manufacture

Macmillan British Dictionary:

manufacture [transitive] | manufactured [past tense] | manufacturing [present participle] | manufactures [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "manufacture"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/manufacture

manufacture [noun] | manufactures [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "manufacture"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/manufacture 10

Macmillan American Dictionary:

manufacture [transitive] | manufactured [past tense] | manufacturing [present participle] | manufactures [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "manufacture"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/manufacture

manufacture [noun] | manufactures [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "manufacture"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/manufacture 10

Cambridge Dictionary:

manufacture [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "manufacture"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "manufacture"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/manufacture 1

the Free Dictionary:

manufacture

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "manufacture"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "manufacture"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "manufacture" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/manufacture

Google Dictionary:

manufacture | manufactures [plural] | manufactured [past tense] | manufacturing [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "manufacture"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=manufacture

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

manufacture

Audio: North American pronunciation of "manufacture"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=manufa​02 word=manufacture

YourDictionary Audio:

manufacture

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "manufacture" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/manufacture

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