in·​dus·​tri·​al·​ist | \ in-ˈdə-strē-ə-list How to pronounce industrialist (audio) \

Definition of industrialist

: one owning or engaged in the management of an industry : manufacturer

Examples of industrialist in a Sentence

a meeting of industrialists to discuss environmental issues

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Meanwhile, lack of scruple rules: Mr Goswami’s original backer, one of a new breed of Modi-supporting industrialists and a member of the upper house of parliament, profits through arms sales from the militarism Mr Goswami extols on air. The Economist, "When India’s government abuses power, the media cheer," 22 Aug. 2019 Named for Henry Melville Whitney, a Boston industrialist and owner of the site in the 1800s, The Whitney boasts nods to the city’s history with portraits of Whitney and a row of wooden ducklings. Pamela Wright,, "The Whitney is a former nurses’ dorm, transformed with care," 20 Aug. 2019 David Koch, the industrialist and one-time Libertarian Party vice-presidential candidate, died today at age 79. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "This is the Koch Brothers empire," 23 Aug. 2019 David Koch, the industrialist and libertarian who used his fortune to transform American politics while also donating more than $1 billion to philanthropic causes, has died. Tom Metcalf,, "David Koch, industrialist who funded conservatives, dies at 79," 23 Aug. 2019 David Koch, a billionaire industrialist and philanthropist whose fortune and hard-edge libertarianism had a profound effect on American politics while making him an uncommonly polarizing figure, has died. Bill Hewitt, Anchorage Daily News, "David Koch, billionaire industrialist who influenced conservative politics, dies at 79," 23 Aug. 2019 In 1922, the brewing family sold the estate to a Swiss industrialist named Victor Baerlocher. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, "In Vienna, a Villa Built for a Brewing Bigwig," 10 July 2019 The weakness of this show lies in its tendency to turn the Wilcox family, the cruel industrialists of Forster’s story, into stereotypical villains. Chris Jones,, "Remy Bumppo’s ‘Howards End’ has great Schlegel sisters, but only villains around the table," 4 Sep. 2019 The wooden box that held her body was turned into walking sticks—the industrialist Andrew Carnegie got one. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Wanted: The Missing Bones of a Scottish ‘Witch’," 3 Sep. 2019

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1839, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of industrialist

: someone who owns or manages an industry


in·​dus·​tri·​al·​ist | \ in-ˈdə-strē-ə-list How to pronounce industrialist (audio) \

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: a person who owns or engages in the management of an industry

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