What does the word factory mean?

Usage examples for factory

  1. York Factory stands at the Hudson Bay end of the route, and Norway House at the entrance to Lake Winnipeg. – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various
  2. If only nothing has happened at the factory! – Fromont and Risler, Complete by Alphonse Daudet Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  3. Why, when I first walked into this town I hadn't a cent, sir, not a cent, and as for lodging, all the place I had for months and months was an old piano box up a lane, behind a factory. – Literary Lapses by Stephen Leacock