factory

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Factory \Fac"to*ry\, noun; pl. {Factories} (-r[i^]z). [Cf. F. factorerie.]

1. A house or place where factors, or commercial agents, reside, to transact business for their employers. "The Company's factory at Madras." --Burke.

2. The body of factors in any place; as, a chaplain to a British factory. --W. Guthrie.

3. 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.

{Factory leg} (Med.), a variety of bandy leg, associated with partial dislocation of the tibia, produced in young children by working in factories.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

factory

noun

1: a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing [syn: {factory}, {mill}, {manufacturing plant}, {manufactory}]


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