industrialist

noun
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 Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, established the prize in his will along with prizes for chemistry, physics, physiology or medicine, and literature. James Hookway, WSJ, "Nobel Peace Prize Is Awarded to the World Food Program," 9 Oct. 2020 Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, established the prize in his will, along with prizes for chemistry, physics, physiology or medicine, and peace. James Hookway, WSJ, "American Poet Louise Glück Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature," 8 Oct. 2020 The Cato Institute was founded by billionaire industrialist Charles Koch and has received millions of dollars from the Koch network, the Mercer Family Foundation, Exxon Mobil Corp. and other foundations that oppose regulations. Scott Waldman, Science | AAAS, "Climate science critic to be chief scientist at key U.S. climate research agency," 22 Sep. 2020 During the early days of World War II, industrialist Henry Kaiser built Vanport City in what is now Delta Park to house the thousands of people who were coming to Portland to work in the shipyards. oregonlive, "Right-wing Proud Boys move rally to Portland’s Delta Park, site of lost Vanport City where Blacks lived during redlining days," 17 Sep. 2020 It’s narrated by Anne Morgan (Eve Hewson), daughter of industrialist J.P. Morgan (Donnie Keshawarz), who sometimes speaks directly into the camera and sometimes sits down to Google something about Tesla. Jake Coyle, Detroit Free Press, "‘Tesla’ is low on electricity," 22 Aug. 2020 Billionaire industrialist David Koch, who with his brother Charles was a major donor to conservative causes and educational groups, died at the age of 79. BostonGlobe.com, "This day in history," 23 Aug. 2020 It’s narrated by Anne Morgan (Eve Hewson), daughter of industrialist J.P. Morgan (Donnie Keshawarz), who sometimes speaks directly into the camera and sometimes sits down to Google something about Tesla. Jake Coyle, Detroit Free Press, "‘Tesla’ is low on electricity," 22 Aug. 2020 Cook's net worth is not even a quarter of that of the person at the bottom of the Bloomberg list, Indian industrialist Vikram Lal, whose personal wealth is estimated at $4.5 billion. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "Jeff Bezos now worth an astounding $200-plus billion," 27 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of industrialist

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Industrialist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/industrialist. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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industrialist

noun
How to pronounce industrialist (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of industrialist

: someone who owns or manages an industry

industrialist

noun
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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