In reference to the fashion industry, this is a company that is in the business of manufacturing apparel or accessories. The systemized manufacture of garments and accessories began once the sewing machine was invented in 1846.

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  • manufacturer — [ manyfaktyre ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1576 ; au p. p. 1538; de manufacture 1 ♦ Vx Fabriquer. 2 ♦ Faire subir à (une matière première) une transformation industrielle. P. p. adj. Produits manufacturés, issus de la transformation… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Manufacturer — Man u*fac tur*er, n. One who manufactures. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • manufacturer — index author (originator) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • manufacturer — 1719, worker in a manufacturing establishment, agent noun from MANUFACTURE (Cf. manufacture) (v.). Meaning one who employs workers in manufacturing is from 1752 …   Etymology dictionary

  • manufacturer — [man΄yə fak′chər ər] n. a person or company in the business of manufacturing; esp., a factory owner …   English World dictionary

  • manufacturer — manufacture man‧u‧fac‧ture 1 [ˌmænjˈfæktʆə ǁ ər] verb [transitive] MANUFACTURING to produce large quantities of goods to be sold, using machinery: • Nike started as a small company manufacturing running shoes. manufacture something from… …   Financial and business terms

  • manufacturer — noun 1. a business engaged in manufacturing some product (Freq. 16) • Syn: ↑maker, ↑manufacturing business • Derivationally related forms: ↑make (for: ↑maker), ↑manufacture …   Useful english dictionary

  • manufacturer — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, large, leading, major, top ▪ the world s largest computer manufacturer ▪ small ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • manufacturer — (ma nu fa ktu ré) v. a. 1°   Produire, travailler en manufacture. •   D abord ils [les Anglais] ne surent que vendre des laines ; mais, depuis Élisabeth, ils manufacturèrent les plus beaux draps de l Europe, VOLT. Moeurs, 182. •   Les colons sont …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • manufacturer — n. an aircraft; automobile (AE), motorcar (BE); clothing; computer; drug; furniture; radio; shoe; television manufacturer * * * [ˌmænjʊ fæktʃ(ə)rə] clothing computer drug furniture radio shoe television manufacturer …   Combinatory dictionary

  • manufacturer — [[t]mæ̱njʊfæ̱ktʃərə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ manufacturers N COUNT: oft supp N A manufacturer is a business or company which makes goods in large quantities to sell. ...the world s largest doll manufacturer …   English dictionary

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