Manufacture vs Maker - What's the difference?

manufacture | maker |

As verbs the difference between manufacture and maker

is that manufacture is while maker is .

As a noun maker is




(en noun)
  • The action or process of making goods systematically or on a large scale.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2009 , date=April 3 , author=Olivia Feld , title=New gum could mean sticky end for mess , work= citation , page= , passage=After years of exporting the gum base to be used as an ingredient in the manufacture of regular chewing gum, the cooperative recently decided to start making its own gum using only chicle gum base and natural flavorings and sweeteners}}
  • Anything made, formed or produced; product.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • The roads are crowded with carriers, laden with rich manufactures .
  • (figuratively) The process of such production; generation, creation.
  • * 1919 , :
  • Our lawgivers take special pride in the ever active manufacture of new bills and laws.

    Derived terms

    * manufactural * manufacture of consent


  • To make things, usually on a large scale, with tools and either physical labor or machinery.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2008 , date=July 23 , author=Michael Brooks , title=Comment: It's time for the Vatican to accept IVF , work= citation , page= , passage=Scientists are learning how to manufacture sperm and egg cells from other types of cell; others are developing "alternative" wombs}}
  • To work (raw or partly wrought materials) into suitable forms for use.
  • to manufacture wool into blankets
  • (derogatory) To fabricate; to create false evidence to support a point.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2000 , date=December 10 , author=Daniel Zalewski , title=The Misinformation Age , work= citation , page= , passage=Digital technology has made it so easy to manufacture lies that it's become difficult to separate fact from fiction.}}


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    (en noun)
  • Someone who makes; a person or thing that makes or produces something.
  • (usually, capitalized and preceded by the) God.
  • A poet.
  • * 2000 , , The Book of Prefaces , Bloomsbury 2002, p. 9:
  • It is refreshing to read how makers find great allies in the past to help them tackle the present. It helps us to see that literature is a conversation across boundaries of nation, century and language.
  • (obsolete, legal) Someone who signs a cheque or promissory note, thereby becoming responsible for payment.
  • Derived terms

    * brushmaker * homemaker * troublemaker * widow-maker


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