in·​dus·​tri·​al·​ist in-ˈdə-strē-ə-list How to pronounce industrialist (audio)
: 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 Hargreeves siblings are back for the final installment of the franchise, and so is their father — billionaire industrialist Sir Reginald Hargreeves, who was previously believed to be dead. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 30 May 2024 Built in 1911 for industrialist Mortimer Fleishhacker, the 74-acre property has stayed in the family for five generations. Pueng Vongs, The Mercury News, 24 May 2024 In 1990, Bolick co-founded the Institute for Justice with funding from the billionaire industrialist Charles Koch. Ronald J. Hansen, The Arizona Republic, 20 May 2024 The industrialists had been blowing people up or dismembering them long before the anarchists launched their counterattacks. Steven Johnson, New York Times, 17 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for industrialist 

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of industrialist was in 1839

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“Industrialist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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in·​dus·​tri·​al·​ist in-ˈdəs-trē-ə-ləst How to pronounce industrialist (audio)
: an owner or manager of an industry : manufacturer

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