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.
Recent Examples of industry from the Web
The U.S. coal industry was in decline long before the Paris accord was signed in 2015.
In 1998, the tobacco industry, 46 states, and six other jurisdictions entered into the largest civil-litigation settlement agreement in U.S. history.
The uncertainty has made some investors more nervous about getting into the industry.
The 2017 SkillsUSA California conference included more than 2,200 competitors in 128 events, judged by more than 200 members from business and industry throughout the state.
Opinions flowed like rosé, arguments flashed like paparazzi cameras, as the industry’s relationship to Silicon Valley, the fate of the old-school movie theater and the kind of screen content that deserves to be called art were discussed and debated.
A decade later a tornado damaged the roof of the 1952 warehouse but the monolithic Roundhouse continues to stand high and dry, a fitting legacy to the role of rail transportation in Birmingham’s once prosperous iron and steel industry.
Some sustainable initiatives also save growers and producers money, said Nate Herman, a senior vice president for supply chain for the American Apparel and Footwear Association, an industry group.
Meanwhile, wealthy Americans and the medical device and insurance industries still fare best in the House bill.
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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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