Fac·to·ry n.; pl. Factories
1. A house or place where factors, or commercial agents, reside, to transact business for their employers. “The Company's factory at Madras.”
2. The body of factors in any place; as, a chaplain to a British factory.
3. A building, or collection of buildings, appropriated to the manufacture of goods; the place where workmen are employed in fabricating goods, wares, or utensils; a manufactory; as, a cotton factory.
Factory leg Med., a variety of bandy leg, associated with partial dislocation of the tibia, produced in young children by working in factories.
n : a plant consisting of buildings with facilities for
manufacturing [syn: mill, manufacturing plant, manufactory]