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
Recent Examples on the Web The library in downtown Beaufort is one of 14 in South Carolina and more than 1,600 public libraries across the United States funded by steel industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 28 Sep. 2021 Gira Sarabhai was born in Ahmedabad on Dec. 11, 1923, the youngest of eight children of Sarala Devi and Ambalal Sarabhai, a prominent industrialist who made his fortune in the textile mills of Gujarat. New York Times, 23 Sep. 2021 In Mukadam’s assault, police have charged Zahir Jaffar, the son of a wealthy industrialist, with murder., 30 July 2021 Founded in 1911 by Danish-American industrialist Niels Poulson, ASF now uses the center to deliver on its cultural and educational mission. David Nikel, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021 The program by historian Annette Baldwin, who has visited every library built by industrialist/philanthropist Andrew Carnegie still in existence in Illinois, will shown via livestream at the museum and can also be viewed remotely via Zoom. Mike Danahey,, 12 Aug. 2021 The library on West Emerson Street was among many built with funds from industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie., 21 July 2021 The 2003 expansion, designed by Boston architect Graham Gund, a son of Cleveland industrialist and philanthropist George Gund II, has an entrance largely hidden from East Boulevard and Wade Oval Drive by gardens. Steven Litt, cleveland, 30 May 2021 Hale and Kilburn was founded in Philadelphia in 1873 by inventor and industrialist Henry Hale and Cheney Kilburn. Star Tribune, 25 May 2021

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First Known Use of industrialist

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Industrialist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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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) \

Kids Definition of industrialist

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

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