Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “manufacture”


verb [T] (PRODUCE)   /ˌmæn·jəˈfæk·tʃər/
to produce goods in large numbers, esp. in a factory using machines: He works for a company that manufactures toys. manufacture    /ˌmæn·jəˈfæk·tʃər/ noun [U] Oil is used in the manufacture of synthetic fabrics. manufacturer    /ˌmæn·jəˈfæk·tʃə·rər/ noun [C] The company makes printed-circuit boards for manufacturers of electronic equipment.
(Definition of manufacture verb (PRODUCE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of manufacture

More American English definitions for “manufacture”

Definitions of “manufacture” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


friendly or helpful

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More