industrialist

[ in-duhs-tree-uh-list ]
/ ɪnˈdʌs tri ə lɪst /

noun

a person who owns or is involved in the management of an industrial enterprise.

adjective

of, relating to, or characterized by industrialism.

Nearby words

  1. industrial workers of the world,
  2. industrial-strength,
  3. industrialisation,
  4. industrialise,
  5. industrialism,
  6. industrialization,
  7. industrialize,
  8. industrialized,
  9. industrials,
  10. industrious

Origin of industrialist

First recorded in 1860–65; industrial + -ist

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British Dictionary definitions for industrialist

industrialist

/ (ɪnˈdʌstrɪəlɪst) /

noun

a person who has a substantial interest in the ownership or control of industrial enterprise
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Word Origin and History for industrialist

industrialist

n.

1846, from industrial + -ist. Cf. French industrialiste (Saint-Simon, 1823). Earlier "one who makes a living by productive industry" (1837).

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