NounIndustry (countable and uncountable; plural industries)
- (uncountable) The tendency to work persistently.
- Over the years, their industry and business sense made them wealthy.
- (countable, business, economics) Businesses of the same type, considered as a whole.
- The software and tourism industries continue to grow, while the steel industry remains troubled.
- The steel industry has long used blast furnaces to smelt iron.
- (uncountable, economics) Businesses that produce goods as opposed to services.
- There used to be a lot of industry around here, but now the economy depends on tourism.
- (in singular, economics) The sector of the economy consisting of large-scale enterprises
- (European software patents) Automated production of material goods.
- (tendency to work persistently): diligence; application
- (businesses of the same type): sector; field
- (businesses that produce goods): manufacturing
Adjectives for Industry
domestic; ignorant; large; indefatigable; honest; urban; diversified; pious; prodigious; persistent; purposeless; scheduled; languid; necessitous; productive; peaceable; incomparable; much-vexed; myriad-shaped; indigenous; extraordinary; untiring; vast; growing; refining; charming; laudable; seasonal; unwearied; promising; middling; patient; technical; all-absorbing; mingled; damnable; unflagging; depression-born; unfaltering; modest; native; skilful; adoring; subsidized; persistent; unaided; predominating; dark-armed.
Verbs for Industry
blossom into—; bulwark—; chastise—; cow —; cripple—; dislocate—; dominate—; evolve into—; father—; fortify—; foster—; gag—; merge—s; modernize—; organize—; paralyze—; prod—; reconstruct—; regulate —; rejuvenate—; resurrect—; retard—; revitalize—; revive—; sovietize—; speed up —; stimulate—; subsidize—; threaten—; tie up—; —booms; —buzzes; —collapses; —flourishes; —languishes; —perks up; — rallies; —squirms.
Aktiengesellschaft, activity, aktiebolag, application, ardor, assiduity, assiduousness, balance of trade, big business, body corporate, bulldog tenacity, business, business dealings, business establishment, bustle, cartel, chamber of commerce, combine, commerce, commercial affairs, commercial enterprise, commercial relations, compagnie, company, concentration, concern, conglomerate, conglomerate corporation, consolidating company, consortium, constancy, copartnership, corporate body, corporation, dealing, dealings, determination, diligence, dirty work, diversified corporation, dogged perseverance, doggedness, donkeywork, drudgery, dynamism, earnestness, effort, employment, endurance, energeticalness, energy, engrossment, enterprise, exertion, fag, fair trade, fatigue, fervor, fidelity, firm, free trade, grind, handiwork, handwork, holding company, house, hustle, indefatigability, industriousness, insistence, insistency, intercourse, joint-stock association, joint-stock company, labor, laboriousness, lick, lick of work, loyalty, manual labor, manufacture, market, marketing, mercantile business, merchantry, moil, multilateral trade, obstinacy, operating company, pains, painstaking, painstakingness, partnership, patience, patience of Job, permanence, perseverance, persistence, persistency, pertinaciousness, pertinacity, plodding, plugging, plunderbund, pool, preoccupation, production, public utility, rat race, reciprocal trade, relentlessness, resolution, restraint of trade, scut work, sedulity, sedulousness, single-mindedness, singleness of purpose, slavery, slogging, small business, spadework, stability, stamina, staying power, steadfastness, steadiness, stick-to-itiveness, stock company, strenuousness, stroke, stroke of work, stubbornness, sweat, syndicate, task, tenaciousness, tenacity, the business world, the marketplace, thoroughgoingness, thoroughness, tirelessness, tiresome work, toil, trade, trade association, traffic, travail, treadmill, truck, trust, unilateral trade, unremittingness, unsparingness, unswerving attention, utility, vehemence, vigor, work, zealousness
From French industrie < Latin industria (“diligence, activity, industry”) < industrius (“diligent, active, zealous”), from Old Latin indostruus (“diligent, active”); origin unknown. Perhaps from indu (“in”) + ūst-, ūstr-, stem of ūrō (“burn, burn up, consume”, v), related to Old High German ūstrī (“industry”), Old English andūstrian (“to hate, detest”, literally “to be consumed with zeal”).
- ^ European Parliament (2003-09-24). "Europarl 2003-09-24: Amended Software Patent Directive."