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Meaning of FACTORY

Pronunciation:  'fakturee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a plant consisting of buildings with facilities for manufacturing

FACTORY is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: manufactory, manufacturing plant, mill
 See Also: assembly line, assembly plant, auto factory, automobile factory, cannery, car factory, chemical plant, foundry, industrial plant, line, lumbermill, metalworks, paper mill, plant, production line, sawmill, shop floor, stamp mill, stamping mill, steel factory, steel mill, steel plant, steelworks, sweatshop, textile mill, works



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fac"to*ry\, n.; pl. {Factories} (-r?z). [Cf. F.
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.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are at a factory, represents repetitious thinking and old way of doing things. It is symbolic of predictability and unchanging habits.
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