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man·u·fac·to·ry

 (măn′yə-făk′tə-rē)
n. pl. man·u·fac·to·ries
A factory or manufacturing plant.

[Probably manufact(ure) + -ory.]

manufactory

(ˌmænjʊˈfæktərɪ; -trɪ)
n, pl -ries
an obsolete word for factory
[C17: from obsolete manufact; see manufacture]

fac•to•ry

(ˈfæk tə ri, -tri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. a building or group of buildings with facilities for the manufacture of goods.
2. (formerly) an establishment in a foreign country where factors carried on their business.
[1550–60; factor, + -y3]
fac′to•ry•like`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.manufactory - a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturingmanufactory - a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing
assembly plant - a factory where manufactured parts are assembled into a finished product
auto factory, automobile factory, car factory - a factory where automobiles are manufactured
cannery - a factory where food is canned
chemical plant - an industrial plant where chemicals are produced
closed-circuit television - a television system that is not used for broadcasting but is connected by cables to designated monitors (as in a factory or theater)
conveyer belt, conveyor belt, conveyor, conveyer, transporter - a moving belt that transports objects (as in a factory)
foundry, metalworks - factory where metal castings are produced
lumbermill, sawmill - a mill for dressing logs and lumber
paper mill - a mill where paper is manufactured
industrial plant, plant, works - buildings for carrying on industrial labor; "they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles"
assembly line, production line, line - mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it
shop floor - workplace consisting of the part of a factory housing the machines; "the productive work is done on the shop floor"
stamp mill, stamping mill - a mill in which ore is crushed with stamps
steel factory, steel mill, steel plant, steelworks - a factory where steel is made
sweatshop - factory where workers do piecework for poor pay and are prevented from forming unions; common in the clothing industry
textile mill - a factory for making textiles
uptime - a period of time when something (as a machine or factory) is functioning and available for use
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He had subsequently travelled New England and the Middle States, as a peddler, in the employment of a Connecticut manufactory of cologne-water and other essences.
The booms were tearing at the blocks, the rudder was banging to and fro, and the whole ship creaking, groaning, and jumping like a manufactory.
One manufactory alone produces it; and, lest the secret should be betrayed, the Workmen are annually consumed, and fresh ones introduced.
In due time, the old gentleman capped the climax of his favors, by dying a Christian death, in bed, since which melancholy event Dominicus Pike has removed from Kimballton, and established a large tobacco manufactory in my native village.
The manufactory in which our family was fabricated was formerly known as the Chateau de la Rocheaimard, and had been the property of the Vicomte de la Rocheaimard previously to the revolution that overturned the throne of Louis XVI.
If the wust comes to the wust, I can but work at my trade, for I was brought up in a shoe manufactory.
The prison, the insane asylum, the squalid chamber of the almshouse, the manufactory where the demon of machinery annihilates the human soul, and the cotton field where God's image becomes a beast of burden; to these and every other scene where man wrongs or neglects his brother, the apostles of humanity have penetrated.
Holmes, but when I got to that address it was a manufactory of artificial knee-caps, and no one in it had ever heard of either Mr.
There must surely be some special and secret manufactory for the production of lodging-house ornaments.
Now, however, when you are nothing but one of the workmen in my manufactory of money, your social position is seriously altered for the worse; and, as I could not possibly think of you for a son-in-law, I have considered it best to prevent all chance of your communicating with Alicia again, by sending her away from this house while you are in it.
She thought of the collar and cuff manufactory and the eternal moan of the proprietor: "What een hell do you sink I pie fife dolla a week for?
On the 20th of October a contract was entered into with the manufactory at Coldspring, near New York, which during the war had furnished the largest Parrott, cast-iron guns.