A house or place where factors, or commercial agents, reside, to transact business for their employers.
- A building or group of buildings in which goods are manufactured; a plant.
- A vessel in which newly caught seafood is prepared for shipment and sale: a floating fish factory.
- A business establishment for commercial agents or factors in a foreign country.
- The source of prolific production: a rock group that was a hit-tune factory; a motel that served as an illegal drug factory.