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
Liz Swearingin, who has worked in the steel and aerospace industry but also served as county manager in Lewis County, New York.
Vandermeyden and her former Tesla colleagues join a growing number of women in Silicon Valley speaking out about the industry’s rampant sexism and harassment issues.
By the early 1990s, with scant evidence to support it, a global UFO and extraterrestrial industry had come into existence.
The finance industry, which contributes 7% of GDP, is in danger of decamping.
The formation of GRIT was also influenced by the city’s ongoing tech initiative, which was established last year as a way to foster and promote Glendale’s status in the tech industry.
In fact, an entire industry of eldercare lawyers and accountants exists to help the middle-class elderly shield their assets so that Medicaid can pick up the tab for their long-term care.
Retiring in 1982, Palmore represented the coal industry in an unsuccessful challenge to a constitutional amendment that had thrown out the broad form deed.
An event producer, industry veteran Yaron Lavi, was hired and began work March 6.
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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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