from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make; create.
- transitive v. To construct by combining or assembling diverse, typically standardized parts: fabricate small boats.
- transitive v. To concoct in order to deceive: fabricated an excuse.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To form into a whole by uniting its parts; to frame; to construct; to build; as, to fabricate a bridge or ship.
- v. To form by art and labor; to manufacture; to produce; as, to fabricate computer chips.
- v. To invent and form; to forge; to devise falsely; as, to fabricate a lie or story.
- v. (cooking) To cut up an animal as preparation for cooking, particularly used in reference to fowl.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To form into a whole by uniting its parts; to frame; to construct; to build.
- transitive v. To form by art and labor; to manufacture; to produce.
- transitive v. To invent and form; to forge; to devise falsely.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To frame; build; construct; form into a whole by joining the parts; form by art and labor; manufacture; make; produce: as, to fabricate a bridge or a ship; to fabricate woolens.
- To invent or contrive; devise falsely; concoct; forge: as, to fabricate a lie or a story; to fabricate a report.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make up something artificial or untrue
- v. put together out of artificial or natural components or parts
Middle English fabricaten, from Latin fabricārī, fabricāt-, to make, from fabrica, craft; see fabric.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin fabricātus, perfect passive participle of fabricor, fabricō ("frame, build, forge"), from fabrica ("a fabric, building, etc."); see fabric and forge. Compare with French fabrique. (Wiktionary)