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)

Detailed word origin of factory

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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 (eng) (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.

Words with the same origin as factory

Descendants of facio
affair affect affected defeat defect face facebook faced fact factor fair fashion feature perfect perfection profit profitable satisfaction satisfied satisfy scientific terrific testify verify