Factory etymology


English word factory comes from Latin facio (I do, make) through Latin factor (one who or which does or makes something) and Middle French factorie (factory)

Etymology of factory

Detailed word origin of factory

Dictionary entry Language Definition
facio Latin (lat) I appoint.. I do. I make, construct, fashion, frame, build, erect. I make, produce, compose.
factus Latin (lat)
factor Latin (lat) One who or which does or makes something; doer, maker, performer, perpetrator, agent, player.
factorie Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm) factory
factory English (en) (now, _, rare) The position or state of being a factor.. (obsolete) A trading establishment, especially set up by merchants working in a foreign country.. (programming) In a computer program or library, a function, method, etc. which creates an object.. A building or other place where manufacturing takes place.. A device which produces or manufactures something.

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