- 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.
Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry. Francesca Sterlacci and Joanne Arbuckle.
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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 [ˌmænjˈfæktʆə 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