Definitions for Industryˈɪn də stri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•dus•tryˈɪn də stri(n.)(pl.)-tries.

  1. the aggregate of manufacturing enterprises in a particular field:

    the steel industry.

    Category: Business

  2. any general business activity:

    the tourist industry.

    Category: Business

  3. trade or manufacture in general.

    Category: Business

  4. systematic work or labor.

  5. energetic, devoted activity at any work or task; diligence.

  6. the aggregate of work, scholarship, and ancillary activity in a particular field, often named after its principal subject:

    the Mozart industry.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  7. Archaeol. an assemblage of artifacts regarded as unmistakably the work of a single prehistoric group.

    Category: Archaeology

Origin of industry:

1475–85; earlier industrie < L industria, n. use of fem. of industriusindustrious

Princeton's WordNet

  1. industry(noun)

    the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise

    "each industry has its own trade publications"

  2. industry, manufacture(noun)

    the organized action of making of goods and services for sale

    "American industry is making increased use of computers to control production"

  3. diligence, industriousness, industry(noun)

    persevering determination to perform a task

    "his diligence won him quick promotions"; "frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. industry(noun)ˈɪn də stri

    the production of goods

    to work in industry

  2. industryˈɪn də stri

    the companies involved in a particular type of industry

    the automotive/textile/manufacturing industry

Wiktionary

  1. industry(Noun)

    The tendency to work persistently.

    Over the years, their industry and business sense made them wealthy.

  2. industry(Noun)

    Businesses of the same type, considered as a whole.

  3. industry(Noun)

    Businesses that produce goods as opposed to services.

    There used to be a lot of industry around here, but now the economy depends on tourism.

  4. industry(Noun)

    The sector of the economy consisting of large-scale enterprises

  5. industry(Noun)

    Automated production of material goods.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Industry(noun)

    habitual diligence in any employment or pursuit, either bodily or mental; steady attention to business; assiduity; -- opposed to sloth and idleness; as, industry pays debts, while idleness or despair will increase them

  2. Industry(noun)

    any department or branch of art, occupation, or business; especially, one which employs much labor and capital and is a distinct branch of trade; as, the sugar industry; the iron industry; the cotton industry

  3. Industry(noun)

    human exertion of any kind employed for the creation of value, and regarded by some as a species of capital or wealth; labor

Freebase

  1. Industry

    Industry is the production of an economic good or service within an economy. Manufacturing industry became a key sector of production and labour in European and North American countries during the Industrial Revolution, upsetting previous mercantile and feudal economies. This occurred through many successive rapid advances in technology, such as the production of steel and coal. Following the Industrial Revolution, perhaps a third of the world's economic output is derived from manufacturing industries. Many developed countries and many developing/semi-developed countries depend significantly on industry. Industries, the countries they reside in, and the economies of those countries are interlinked in a complex web of interdependence.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Industry

    The aggregate of manufacturing or technically productive enterprises in a particular field, often named after its principle product, as "the automobile industry", "the steel industry". It includes the ownership and management of companies, factories, industrial plants, etc. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Industry' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #446

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Industry' in Written Corpus Frequency: #991

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Industry' in Nouns Frequency: #129


Translations for Industry

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

industry(noun)

(any part of) the business of producing or making goods

the ship-building industry; The government should invest more money in industry.

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