What does industry mean?

Definitions for industry
ˈɪn də striin·dus·t·ry

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word industry.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. industrynoun

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

    "each industry has its own trade publications"

  2. industry, manufacturenoun

    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, industrynoun

    persevering determination to perform a task

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

Wiktionary

  1. industrynoun

    The tendency to work persistently.

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

  2. industrynoun

    Businesses of the same type, considered as a whole.

  3. industrynoun

    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. industrynoun

    The sector of the economy consisting of large-scale enterprises

  5. industrynoun

    Automated production of material goods.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Industrynoun

    Diligence; assiduity.

    Etymology: industrie, Fr. industria, Lat.

    The sweat of industry would dry and die,
    But for the end it works to. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    See the laborious bee
    For little drops of honey flee,
    And there with humble sweets content her industry. Abraham Cowley.

    Providence would only initiate mankind into the useful knowledge of her treasures, leaving the rest to employ our industry, that we might not live like idle loiterers. Henry More, Antid.

ChatGPT

  1. industry

    Industry can be generally defined as the economic activity concerned with the process of producing goods, extracting raw materials, or providing services for commercial purposes. It typically involves the organized production and distribution of products or services, often involving multiple businesses within a particular sector. Industries can vary in scope and nature, ranging from manufacturing and construction to technology, entertainment, finance, and more.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Industrynoun

    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. Industrynoun

    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. Industrynoun

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

Wikidata

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Industry

    in′dus-tri, n. quality of being diligent: assiduity: steady application to labour: habitual diligence: manufacture: trade.—adj. Indus′trial, relating to or consisting in industry.—n. Indus′trialism, devotion to labour or industrial pursuits: that system or condition of society in which industrial labour is the chief and most characteristic feature, opposed to feudalism and the military spirit.—adv. Indus′trially.—adj. Indus′trious, diligent or active in one's labour: laborious: diligent in a particular pursuit.—adv. Indus′triously.—Industrial exhibition, museum, an exhibition, museum, of industrial products or manufactures; Industrial school, a school in which agricultural or some other industrial art is taught: a school where neglected children are taught mechanical arts. [Fr.,—L.; perh. from indo, old form of in, within, and struĕre, to build up.]

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)

Editors Contribution

  1. industry

    A specific defined element of the economy.

    They industry standard was clear and easily achieved.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 5, 2020  

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of industry in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of industry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of industry in a Sentence

  1. Steven Mnuchin:

    I think that would be very meaningful in terms of employment and saving the industry.

  2. David Silver:

    Boeing works with Airbus and Gulfstream and Bombardier all the time. They meet, they talk about issues. they're on industry working groups, all focused on safety, we understand our whole system is based on public confidence.

  3. President Nicolas Maduro:

    The United Nations has the most advanced and complete plans in the world to recover the pharmaceutical industry's production capacity and direct it toward medicines for the people.

  4. Brandon Cooper:

    Union training opportunities have given me a chance to better my operating engineer. Making more money, building retirement, security and having good health care, this opportunity at this international training center is going to pay my dividends. It has been a great experience. We appreciate what youre doing, President Trump to grow this industry. Thank you.

  5. Marcus Ferdinand:

    I would consider today's outcome an own goal (by the industry committee) that has missed the opportunity to significantly influence the further process.

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