manufacture man‧u‧fac‧ture 1 [ˌmænjˈfæktʆə ǁ -ər] verb [transitive] MANUFACTURING
to produce large quantities of goods to be sold, using machinery:

• Nike started as a small company manufacturing running shoes.

manufacture something from something

• The drawers are manufactured from solid beech.

• Imports of manufactured goods are increasing.

— manufacturer noun [countable] :

• The contracts allow retailers to sell equipment at below the manufacturer's price.

• a leading paint manufacturer

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manufacturer UK US /ˌmænjəˈfæktʃər/ noun [C]
PRODUCTION a company or country that produces goods in large numbers: a manufacturer of sth »

They are a manufacturer of computer parts for Hewlett Packard.

leading/major manufacturer »

The company quickly became a leading manufacturer of TVs.


a car/computer/clothing manufacturer


Among manufacturers, sales and orders are at a 12-month high.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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