1. [syn: factory, mill, manufacturing plant, manufactory]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Factory \Fac"to*ry\, n.; pl. Factories (-r[i^]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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities
for manufacturing [syn: factory, mill, manufacturing
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
47 Moby Thesaurus words for "factory":
armory, arsenal, assembly line, assembly plant,
atomic energy plant, bindery, boatyard, boilery, bookbindery,
brewery, brickyard, cannery, creamery, dairy, defense plant,
distillery, dockyard, factory belt, factory district, feeder plant,
flour mill, industrial park, industrial zone, main plant,
manufactory, manufacturing plant, manufacturing quarter, mill,
mint, munitions plant, oil refinery, packing house, plant, pottery,
power plant, production line, push-button plant, refinery, sawmill,
shipyard, subassembly plant, sugar refinery, tannery, winery,
works, yard, yards
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
FACTORY, Scotch law. A contract which partakes of a mandate and locatio ad
operandum, and which is in the English and American law books discussed
under the title of Principal and Agent. 1 Bell's Com. 259.