Definition of industry
1 : diligence in an employment or pursuit; especially : steady or habitual effort
2a : systematic labor especially for some useful purpose or the creation of something of valueb : a department or branch of a craft, art, business, or manufacture; especially : one that employs a large personnel and capital especially in manufacturingc : a distinct group of productive or profit-making enterprises the banking industryd : manufacturing activity as a whole the nation's industry
3 : work devoted to the study of a particular subject or author the Shakespeare industry
Examples of industry in a sentence
He favors policies that promote industry.
She invested in several large industries.
She became so popular that a whole industry grew up around her and her image.
Synonym Discussion of industry
INDUSTRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of industry for English Language Learners
: the process of making products by using machinery and factories
: a group of businesses that provide a particular product or service
: the habit of working hard and steadily
INDUSTRY Defined for Kids
Definition of industry for Students
1 : businesses that provide a certain product or service the oil industry the shipping industry
2 : manufacturing activity In May, industry slowed down.
3 : the habit of working hard and steadily Rab did not immediately spring into action to make a good show of his industry before his master. — Esther Forbes, Johnny Tremain
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