Webster 1913 Edition
The operation of making wares or any products by hand, by machinery, or by other agency.
Anything made from raw materials by the hand, by machinery, or by art, as cloths, iron utensils, shoes, machinery, saddlery, etc.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To make (wares or other products) by hand, by machinery, or by other agency;
manufacturecloth, nails, glass, etc.
To work, as raw or partly wrought materials, into suitable forms for use;
manufacturewool, cotton, silk, or iron
To be employed in manufacturing something.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The operation of making cloth, wares, utensils, paper, books, and whatever is used by man; the operation of reducing raw materials of any kind into a form suitable for use, by the hands, by art or machinery.
2.Any thing made from raw materials by the hand, by machinery, or by art; as cloths, iron utensils, shoes, cabinet work, sadlery, and the like.
1.To work raw materials into suitable forms for use; as, to manufacture wool, cotton, silk or iron.