factory Definition

a building or group of buildings where goods are manufactured or assembled chiefly by machine.

Using factory: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "factory" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The factory produces cars for export.

  • Example

    The new factory will create hundreds of jobs in the area.

  • Example

    The factory workers went on strike for better pay and working conditions.

factory Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for factory

Phrases with factory

  • a factory or workshop, especially in the clothing industry, where manual workers are employed at very low wages for long hours and under poor conditions


    Many clothing brands have been criticized for using sweatshop factories in developing countries.

  • a system of farming where a large number of animals are kept indoors in small spaces to maximize production


    Factory farming has been linked to environmental degradation and animal cruelty.

  • the process of restoring an electronic device to its original settings


    If your phone is not working properly, you can try doing a factory reset.

Origins of factory

from Latin 'factorium', meaning 'place where something is made'


Summary: factory in Brief

A 'factory' [ˈfæk.tər.i] is a building or group of buildings where goods are manufactured or assembled mainly by machines. It is a place of production that creates jobs and exports goods. Examples include 'The factory produces cars for export.' 'Factory' extends into phrases like 'sweatshop factory,' denoting poor working conditions, and 'factory farming,' referring to intensive animal farming.

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