in·dus·tri·al·ist | \in-ˈdə-strē-ə-list \

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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Many once belonged to the industrialists who built summer castles in New York’s Thousand Islands. Larry Bleiberg, USA TODAY, "10 great places to explore along the Canadian border," 29 June 2018 Built in 1926 by Alcoa President Arthur Vining Davis, the town is an acronym of the American industrialist’s name. Danielle Bochove,, "Trump’s Trade War Looms Over a Canadian Town Built to Supply America," 28 June 2018 At the time, Nixon faced questions about a $205,000 loan his brother, Donald, had received from Howard Hughes, the billionaire industrialist. Washington Post,, "Dick Tuck, Democratic prankster who targeted Nixon, dies at 94," 31 May 2018 The property, with its Moorish cloisters and 18th-century mansion, was elaborately renovated by the Scottish industrialist Francis Neville Reid in the early 20th century. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Beyond Sea Views, What to Explore While Visiting the Amalfi Coast," 27 Apr. 2018 Another key exhibit mimics the heads-up display that billionaire industrialist Tony Stark uses in his Iron Man suit. Larry Greenemeier, Scientific American, "Marvel Comics Gets Inside the Heads of the Avengers," 21 Aug. 2014 The Nobel Foundation administrates the funds for the prizes, but the will of Alfred Nobel, the industrialist and inventor, appointed the Swedish Academy as arbiter of the literature award. New York Times, "Once Delayed, Nobel Prize for Literature No Sure Thing in 2019," 26 May 2018 Cemeteries Forest Home Cemetery on Milwaukee's south side is the final resting place of many of the city's leading citizens — from politicians, industrialists and beer barons to scientists, inventors and generals. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Key civil rights spots in Milwaukee," 23 Mar. 2018 From news services and staff reports Jon Huntsman Sr., a billionaire industrialist and philanthropist who overcame poverty to become a powerful figure in his home state of Utah, died Feb. 2 at his home in Salt Lake City. Washington Post, "Jon Huntsman Sr., Utah billionaire and philanthropist, dies at 80," 7 Mar. 2018

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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 \

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

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