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Definitions of factory

  1. a plant consisting of buildings with facilities for manufacturing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A house or place where factors, or commercial agents, reside, to transact business for their employers. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The body of factors in any place; as, a chaplain to a British factory. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A building, or collection of buildings, appropriated to the manufacture of goods; the place where workmen are employed in fabricating goods, wares, or utensils; a manufactory; as, a cotton factory. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A place where goods are made; a manufactory; a trading station. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Establishment of a factor; manufactory. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. A business establishment in charge of factors in a foreign country. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. A manufactory; a trading settlement abroad; the body of traders in a trading settlement. Factory-hand, a person employed about a mill. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. A place where goods are manufactured; the place where factors reside or keep their goods-applied to commercial stations abroad. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for factory

  1. The Featherloom factory saw little of Emma now. – Half Portions by Edna Ferber
  2. He had lost Uncle Loren's money, but he still had a small job at the factory – In a Little Town by Rupert Hughes