captain of industry

noun

Definition of captain of industry

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : a subordinate officer commanding under a sovereign or general

  3. : 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

industry play
  1. : diligence in an employment or pursuit

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

  3. : a department or branch of a craft, art, business, or manufacture


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