industry

industry
noun (plural -tries) Etymology: Middle English (Scots) industrie, from Middle French, from Latin industria, from industrius diligent, from Old Latin indostruus, perhaps from indu in + -struus (akin to Latin struere to build) — more at end-, strew Date: 15th century 1. diligence in an employment or pursuit; especially steady or habitual effort 2. a. systematic labor especially for some useful purpose or the creation of something of value b. a department or branch of a craft, art, business, or manufacture; especially one that employs a large personnel and capital especially in manufacturing c. a distinct group of productive or profit-making enterprises <
the banking industry
>
d. manufacturing activity as a whole <
the nation's industry
>
3. work devoted to the study of a particular subject or author <
the Shakespeare industry
>
Synonyms: see business

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Industry — Industry, CA U.S. city in California Population (2000): 777 Housing Units (2000): 124 Land area (2000): 11.715453 sq. miles (30.342882 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.177850 sq. miles (0.460630 sq. km) Total area (2000): 11.893303 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Industry — ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Industry (Illinois) Industry (Iowa) Industry (Kalifornien) Industry (Maine) Industry (New York) Industry (Pennsylvania) Industry (Texas) Industry ist der Name mehrerer Musikgruppen: Industry… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Industry — In dus*try, n.; pl. {Industries}. [L. industria, cf. industrius diligent; of uncertain origin: cf. F. industrie.] [1913 Webster] 1. Habitual diligence in any employment or pursuit, either bodily or mental; steady attention to business; assiduity; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • industry — [in′dəs trē] n. pl. industries [LME < MFr industrie < L industria < industrius, active, industrious < * indo struus < OL endo (> L in) + struere, to pile up, arrange: see STREW] 1. Obs. a) skill or cleverness b) the application… …   English World dictionary

  • Industry —    Industry became an important, diverse, and fast growing sector of the Israeli economy that contributed about one third of the gross national product by the late 1970s and also became a major source of employment and of commodity exports. The… …   Historical Dictionary of Israel

  • industry — I (activity) noun adsiduitas, alacrity, application, ardor, assiduity, assiduousness, attention, bustle, busyness, constancy, determination, devotedness, devotion, diligence, diligentia, drive, dynamism, eagerness, earnestness, effort, employment …   Law dictionary

  • Industry, CA — U.S. city in California Population (2000): 777 Housing Units (2000): 124 Land area (2000): 11.715453 sq. miles (30.342882 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.177850 sq. miles (0.460630 sq. km) Total area (2000): 11.893303 sq. miles (30.803512 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Industry, IL — U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 540 Housing Units (2000): 223 Land area (2000): 0.471115 sq. miles (1.220181 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000668 sq. miles (0.001731 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.471783 sq. miles (1.221912 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Industry, PA — U.S. borough in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 1921 Housing Units (2000): 816 Land area (2000): 9.841635 sq. miles (25.489716 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.720393 sq. miles (1.865808 sq. km) Total area (2000): 10.562028 sq. miles (27.355524 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Industry, TX — U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 304 Housing Units (2000): 142 Land area (2000): 1.044782 sq. miles (2.705973 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.021992 sq. miles (0.056960 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.066774 sq. miles (2.762933 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • industry — [n1] manufacturing big business*, business, commerce, commercial enterprise, corporation, management, manufactory, megacorp*, mob, monopoly, multinational, outfit*, production, trade, traffic; concepts 323,325 industry [n2] hard work activity,… …   New thesaurus


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