1. [ verb ] put together out of components or parts
Synonyms: construct fabricate

"the company fabricates plastic chairs" "They manufacture small toys"

Related terms: make mass-produce raft industry manufacturer lying fabrication
2. [ noun ] (business) the organized action of making of goods and services for sale
Synonyms: industry manufacturing

"American industry is making increased use of computers to control production"

Related terms: commercial_enterprise production industrialization cottage_industry industry point_system rat privatize
3. [ verb ] make up something artificial or untrue
Synonyms: invent make_up cook_up fabricate
Related terms: think_up trump_up spin vamp mythologize confabulate invention storyteller
4. [ noun ] the act of making something (a product) from raw materials
Synonyms: fabrication

"the synthesis and fabrication of single crystals" "an improvement in the manufacture of explosives" "manufacturing is vital to Great Britain"

Related terms: creating_from_raw_materials formation newspeak prefabrication
Similar spelling:   manufacturer