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1. factory

noun. ['ˈfæktɝi'] a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing.

Synonyms

  • stamp mill
  • foundry
  • stamping mill
  • manufacturing plant
  • production line
  • steel factory
  • auto factory
  • mill
  • sawmill
  • textile mill
  • paper mill
  • metalworks
  • assembly line
  • car factory
  • cannery
  • manufactory
  • lumbermill
  • sweatshop
  • plant
  • steelworks
  • industrial plant
  • chemical plant
  • steel plant
  • shop floor
  • line
  • steel mill
  • works
  • assembly plant

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • natural object
  • curve
  • straight line

Etymology

  • factoria (Latin)
  • factor (Latin)

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Rhymes with Factory

  • refractory

How do you pronounce factory?

Pronounce factory as ˈfæktəri.

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Sentences with factory


1. Noun, singular or mass
Perform a factory reset on your TV if you're unable to get the picture to look right.

Quotes about factory


1. The world is not a wish-granting factory.
- John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

2. Art is the most beautiful deception of all. And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life in it, we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it become a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory.
- Claude Debussy

3. Feature-length film comedy is harder to pull off than the episodic sitcom - it doesn't have the same factory machinery up and running, teams of writers putting familiar characters through permutations - but that doesn't explain the widening quality gap that makes movie humor look like a genetic defective.
- James Wolcott

2. factory-made

adjective. produced in quantity at a factory.

Synonyms

  • mass-produced
  • ready-made
  • manufactured
  • store-bought

Antonyms

  • custom-made
  • original
  • natural object
  • home-baked
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