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6 definitions found
 for manufacture
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Manufacture \Man`u*fac"ture\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Manufactured; p. pr. & vb. n. Manufacturing.] [Cf. F.
     manufacturer.]
     1. To make (wares or other products) by hand, by machinery,
        or by other agency; as, to manufacture cloth, nails,
        glass, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To work, as raw or partly wrought materials, into suitable
        forms for use; as, to manufacture wool, cotton, silk, or
        iron.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Manufacture \Man`u*fac"ture\, n. [L. manus the hand + factura a
     making, fr. facere to make: cf. F. manufacture. See Manual,
     and Fact.]
     1. The operation of making wares or any products by hand, by
        machinery, or by other agency.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Anything made from raw materials by the hand, by
        machinery, or by art, as cloths, iron utensils, shoes,
        machinery, saddlery, etc.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Manufacture \Man`u*fac"ture\, v. i.
     To be employed in manufacturing something.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  manufacture
      n 1: the organized action of making of goods and services for
           sale; "American industry is making increased use of
           computers to control production" [syn: industry,
           manufacture]
      2: 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" [syn: fabrication,
         manufacture, manufacturing]
      v 1: put together out of artificial or natural components or
           parts; "the company fabricates plastic chairs"; "They
           manufacture small toys"; He manufactured a popular cereal"
           [syn: manufacture, fabricate, construct]
      2: make up something artificial or untrue [syn: fabricate,
         manufacture, cook up, make up, invent]
      3: produce naturally; "this gland manufactures a specific
         substance only"
      4: create or produce in a mechanical way; "This novelist has
         been manufacturing his books following his initial success"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  186 Moby Thesaurus words for "manufacture":
     anatomy, architectonics, architecture, arrangement, artifact,
     assemble, assembly, basic training, brainchild, briefing, build,
     building, cast, casting, child, clearing the decks, coinage,
     compose, composition, compound, concoct, concoction, conformation,
     constitution, construct, construction, contrive, conversion,
     cook up, counterfeit, crafting, craftsmanship, create, creation,
     creature, crowning achievement, cultivation, devise, devising,
     distillation, effect, elaborate, elaboration, end product,
     equipment, erect, erection, essence, evolve, extract, extraction,
     extrude, fabric, fabricate, fabrication, fake, familiarization,
     fantasize, fashion, fashioning, fixing, forge, forging, form,
     format, formation, forming, formulate, formulation, foundation,
     frame, framing, fruit, fudge, fudge together, get up, getup,
     groundwork, growing, handicraft, handiwork, harvesting, hatch,
     hoke up, indite, invent, invention, issue, machining, make,
     make up, makeready, makeup, making, making ready, manufacturing,
     mass production, mass-produce, masterpiece, masterwork, mature,
     milling, mining, mintage, mobilization, mold, molding, new mintage,
     offspring, opera, opus, opuscule, organic structure, organism,
     organization, originate, origination, outcome, outgrowth,
     patch together, pattern, patterning, physique, piece together,
     plan, planning, prearrangement, prefabricate, prefabrication,
     preliminaries, preliminary, preliminary act, preliminary step,
     prep, preparation, preparatory study, prepare, preparing, prepping,
     prerequisite, pretreatment, processing, produce, producing,
     product, production, propaedeutic, provision, put together, put up,
     putting out, putting together, raise, raising, readying, rear,
     refining, result, run up, set up, setup, shape, shaping, smelting,
     spadework, structure, structuring, tectonics, texture, think up,
     tissue, training, treatment, trial, trump up, tryout, turn out,
     turning out, warm-up, warp and woof, weave, web, whomp up, work,
     workmanship, write
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  MANUFACTURE. This word is used in the English and American patent laws. This 
  term includes two classes of things; first, all machinery which is to be 
  used and is not the object of sale; and, secondly, substances (such, for 
  example, as medicines) formed by chemical processes, when the  vendible 
  substance is the thing produced, and that which operates preserves no 
  permanent form. In the first class, the machine, and, in the second the 
  substance produced, is the subject of the patent. 2 H. Bl. 492. See 8 T. R. 
  99; 2 B. & A. 349; Day. Pat. Cas. 278; Webst. on Pat. 8; Phil. on Pat. 77; 
  Perp. Manuel des Inv. c. 2, s. 1; Renouard, c. 5, s. 1; Westminster Review, 
  No. 44, April 1835, p. 247; 1 Bell's Com., B. 1, part 2, c. 4, s. 1, p. 110, 
  6th ed. 
  
  

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