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captain of industry

noun

Definition of captain of industry

  1. :  someone who owns or manages a large, successful business or company



Word by Word Definitions

captainplay
  1. :  a military leader :  the commander of a unit or a body of troops

    :  a subordinate officer commanding under a sovereign or general

    :  a commissioned officer in the army, air force, or marine corps ranking above a first lieutenant and below a major

  1. :  to be captain of :  lead

industryplay
  1. :  diligence in an employment or pursuit

    :  steady or habitual effort

    :  systematic labor especially for some useful purpose or the creation of something of value


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