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Industry meaning

industry - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise; " each industry has its own trade publications"
  2. 2. 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. 3. Human exertion of any kind employed for the creation of value, and regarded by some as a species of capital or wealth; labor.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Diligence in labor; labor.

industry - examples of usage

  1. The materials used in clothing were to a great extent the produce of household industry.
  2. The people who know about industry are those who work in it. - "The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society", Upton Sinclair.
  3. How should we effect the change, and how should we run our industry after it was done? - "The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society", Upton Sinclair.
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