factory

n.

  1. A house or place where factors, or commercial agents, reside, to transact business for their employers.
  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.