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in·dus·try

 (ĭn′də-strē)
n. pl. in·dus·tries
1.
a. The sector of an economy made up of manufacturing enterprises: government regulation of industry.
b. A sector of an economy: the advertising industry. See Synonyms at business.
2. Energetic devotion to a task or an endeavor; diligence: demonstrated great intelligence and industry as a prosecutor.
3. Ongoing work or study associated with a specified subject or figure: the Civil War industry; the Hemingway industry.
4. Archaeology
a. A collection of artifacts or tools made from a specified material: a Mesolithic bone industry.
b. A standardized tradition of toolmaking associated with a specified tool or culture: a stone hand-axe industry; the Acheulian industry.
5. Obsolete Cleverness or skill.

[Middle English industrie, skill, from Old French, from Latin industria, diligence, from feminine of industrius, diligent; see ster- in Indo-European roots.]

industry

(ˈɪndəstrɪ)
n, pl -tries
1. (Economics) organized economic activity concerned with manufacture, extraction and processing of raw materials, or construction
2. (Commerce) a branch of commercial enterprise concerned with the output of a specified product or service: the steel industry.
3. (Sociology)
a. industrial ownership and management interests collectively, as contrasted with labour interests
b. manufacturing enterprise collectively, as opposed to agriculture
4. diligence; assiduity
[C15: from Latin industria diligence, from industrius active, of uncertain origin]

in•dus•try

(ˈɪn də stri)

n., pl. -tries.
1. the aggregate of manufacturing enterprises in a particular field: the steel industry.
2. any general business activity: the tourist industry.
3. trade or manufacture in general.
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.
7. Archaeol. an assemblage of artifacts regarded as unmistakably the work of a single prehistoric group.
[1475–85; earlier industrie < Latin industria, n. use of feminine of industrius industrious]

Industry


the branch of chemistry that deals with the industrial use and application of organic substances. — chemurgic, chemurgical, adj.
Rare. useful arts, as agriculture, commerce, and manufacturing.
the science and technology of applying radiation and x rays to industrial use. See also radio.
the application of automated machinery to tasks traditionally done by hand, as in the manufacturing industry.
a believer in the doctrines of John Alexander Dowie who founded Zion City, Illinois, in 1901, as an industrial community for his followers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.industry - the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterpriseindustry - the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise; "each industry has its own trade publications"
manufacture, industry - the organized action of making of goods and services for sale; "American industry is making increased use of computers to control production"
commercial enterprise - an enterprise connected with commerce
aluminum business, aluminum industry - manufacturers of aluminum considered as a group
apparel industry, fashion business, fashion industry, garment industry, rag trade - makers and sellers of fashionable clothing
banking industry, banking system - banks collectively
automobile industry - the manufacturers of automobiles considered collectively
aviation - the operation of aircraft to provide transportation
chemical industry - the manufacturers of chemicals considered collectively
coal industry - the producers of coal considered collectively
computer industry - the manufacturers of computers considered collectively
construction industry, housing industry - an industry that builds housing
electronics industry - the manufacturers of electronic products considered collectively
entertainment industry, show biz, show business - those involved in providing entertainment: radio and television and films and theater
film industry, movie industry - the entertainment industries involved in producing and distributing movies
growth industry - an industry that is growing rapidly
lighting industry - an industry devoted to manufacturing and selling and installing lighting
arms industry, munitions industry - an industry that manufacturers weapons of war
oil business, oil industry, refining industry - an industry that produces and delivers oil and oil products
plastics industry - an industry that manufactures plastic articles
securities industry, market - the securities markets in the aggregate; "the market always frustrates the small investor"
service industry - an industry that provides services rather than tangible objects
shipbuilding industry - an industry that builds ships
shoe industry - an industry that manufactures and sells shoes
sign industry - an industry that produces signs
steel industry - the industry that makes steel and steel products
sunrise industry - a new industry that is expanding rapidly (especially telecommunications or electronics)
tobacco industry - an industry that manufactures and sells products containing tobacco
toy business, toy industry - an industry that manufactures and sells toys for children
trucking industry - an industry that provides transportation for commercial products
2.industry - the organized action of making of goods and services for saleindustry - the organized action of making of goods and services for sale; "American industry is making increased use of computers to control production"
cottage industry - small-scale industry that can be carried on at home by family members using their own equipment
production - (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale; "he introduced more efficient methods of production"
industrial enterprise, industrialisation, industrialization - the development of industry on an extensive scale
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
point system - a system of evaluation based on awarding points according to rules
industry - the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise; "each industry has its own trade publications"
privatise, privatize - change from governmental to private control or ownership; "The oil industry was privatized"
rat - employ scabs or strike breakers in
3.industry - persevering determination to perform a task; "his diligence won him quick promotions"; "frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues"
determination, purpose - the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose; "his determination showed in his every movement"; "he is a man of purpose"
assiduity, assiduousness, concentration - great and constant diligence and attention
sedulity, sedulousness - the quality of being constantly diligent and attentive
studiousness - diligent study

industry

noun
1. business, production, manufacturing, trade, trading, commerce, commercial enterprise countries where industry is developing rapidly
2. trade, world, business, service, line, field, craft, profession, occupation the textile industry
3. diligence, effort, labour, hard work, trouble, activity, application, striving, endeavour, toil, vigour, zeal, persistence, assiduity, tirelessness No one doubted his industry or his integrity.
Quotations
"Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise" Bible: Proverbs
"Where there is no desire, there will be no industry" [John Locke Some Thoughts Concerning Education]
"Avarice, the spur of industry" [David Hume Essays, Moral and Political: Of Civil Liberty]

industry

noun
1. Commercial, industrial, or professional activity in general:
2. Steady attention and effort, as to one's occupation:
Translations
صِنَاعَةٌصِناعَهكَد، إجْتِهاد
průmyslpracovitost
industri=-industriarbejdsomhedflid
teollisuus
industrija
ipariparág
iînaîuriîni, vinnusemi
産業業界
산업
darbiniai santykiaidarbštumasdarbštusindustrializacijaindustrinis
industrija, rūpniecībastrādīgumsuzcītība
pracovitosťpriemysel
industrijapanoga
branschindustri
อุตสาหกรรม
công nghiệp

industry

[ˈɪndəstrɪ] N
1.industria f
the steel/coal/textile industryla industria siderúrgica/minera/textil
the banking/insurance/hotel industryel sector bancario/de seguros/hotelero
the tourist industryel turismo
a career in industryuna carrera en el sector empresarial
see also heavy D
2. (= industriousness) → laboriosidad f, aplicación f

industry

[ˈɪndəstri] n
(= business) → industrie f
I'd like to work in industry → J'aimerais travailler dans l'industrie.
the tourist industry → l'industrie du tourisme
the oil industry → l'industrie pétrolière
(= diligence) → application f

industry

n
(= trade, branch of industry)Industrie f; heavy/light industrySchwer-/Leichtindustrie f; hotel industryHotelgewerbe nt; tourist industryTourismusbranche or -industrie f; in certain industriesin einigen Branchen
(= industriousness)Fleiß m

industry

[ˈɪndəstrɪ] n
a.l'industria
light/heavy industry → industria leggera/pesante
the tourist industry → il turismo
b. (frm) (industriousness) → operosità

industry

(ˈindəstri) plural ˈindustries noun
1. (any part of) the business of producing or making goods. the ship-building industry; The government should invest more money in industry.
2. hard work or effort. He owed his success to both ability and industry.
inˈdustrial (-ˈdas) adjective
having, concerning etc industries or the making of goods. That area of the country is industrial rather than agricultural.
inˈdustrialist (-ˈdas-) noun
a person who takes part in the running of a large industrial organization. a wealthy industrialist.
inˈdustrialized, inˈdustrialised (-ˈdas) adjective
(of a country) having a large number of industries.
inˌdustrialiˈzation, inˌdustrialiˈsation noun
inˈdustrious (-ˈdas-) adjective
busy and hard-working. industrious pupils.
industrial estate
an area of a town etc set aside for (the building of) factories.
industrial relations
the relationship between the management and the workers in a factory etc.

industry

صِنَاعَةٌ průmysl industri Industrie βιομηχανία industria teollisuus industrie industrija industria 産業 산업 industrie industri przemysł indústria индустрия bransch อุตสาหกรรม endüstri công nghiệp 工业
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All old-established national industries have been destroyed or are daily being destroyed.
Industries were working short time; many great factories were standing idle against the time when the surplus should be gone; and wages were being cut right and left.
Wall Street--so named from a street in ancient New York, where was situated the stock exchange, and where the irrational organization of society permitted underhanded manipulation of all the industries of the country.
Besides, the general political agitation drew the attention of our people away from the more fundamental matters of perfecting themselves in the industries at their doors and in securing property.
At Hampton the student was constantly making the effort through the industries to help himself, and that very effort was of immense value in character-building.
ARE the industries of this country in a flourishing condition?
One of the heads of these two new households started a distillery of potato-spirit, and the other was a wool-washer; each combined these occupations with his official work, and in this way two valuable industries were created among us.
Industries must work out their own salvation, competition is the life of trade.
United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industries, Order No.
When Jurgis had first inspected the packing plants with Szedvilas, he had marveled while he listened to the tale of all the things that were made out of the carcasses of animals, and of all the lesser industries that were maintained there; now he found that each one of these lesser industries was a separate little inferno, in its way as horrible as the killing beds, the source and fountain of them all.
Another 160,000 indirect jobs are created in such industries as law, accounting, catering and transportation as a result of building industry work.
Editor's note: This article is an edited version of a presentation given by David Forrester at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc.

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