—n. 1. the making of goods or wares by manual labor or by machinery, esp. on a large scale: the manufacture of television sets. 2. the making or producing of anything; generation: the manufacture of body cells. 3. the thing or material manufactured; product: Plastic is an important manufacture.
—v.t. 1. to make or produce by hand or machinery, esp. on a large scale.
2. to work up (material) into form for use: to manufacture cotton. 3. to invent fictitiously; fabricate; concoct: to manufacture an account of the incident. 4. to produce in a mechanical way without inspiration or originality: to manufacture a daily quota of poetry.