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
Los Ríos, with 32 families, sits more than an hour’s hike through mud and rivers, cut off from hospitals, markets and virtually every industry except drugs.
That’s because the focus on epic productions has proven more consistent in recent years—perhaps to the detriment of the film industry at large.
As T.H.R. points out, the TV industry’s reboot craze hasn’t extended quite as much toward unscripted shows, but there is precedent for series like America’s Next Top Model and Fear Factor recently getting dusted off and put back on the air.
A section of the legislation would prevent U.S. companies from doing business anywhere in the world with Russian interests, causing consternation in the capital-intensive energy industry where foreign partnerships are common.
Rounding out the top five of Billboard's annual list of the 40 highest earners in the music industry were Bruce Springsteen, Drake, and Adele.
Looking more broadly at energy demand, including that for domestic heating, transport and industry, the share of wind and solar is a minuscule 1.6% (see chart).
On Wednesday night, though, the industry received welcome news.
Luke's Lobster's processing arm, Cape Seafood, expects to ship five million pounds this year, part of a crucial industry for Maine.
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Origin and Etymology of industry
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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