noun, plural in·dus·tries for 1, 2, 7.
- indwelling catheter,
Origin of industry
Examples from the Web for industries
Increasingly, as these industries develop, on-site solar and wind is a way of guaranteeing a lower price for electricity.
But the industry employs over 11 million people, and the EEOC received just 7,256 total complaints from all industries last year.Waitressing Is One of the Worst Jobs for Sexual Harassment|Brandy Zadrozny|October 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sex workers contribute significantly to the economic health of print publications—and many other industries.
Richardson makes his money in industries that are dominated by female consumers, such as fashion and pop music.Revenge on the Pervs: Why the Tide Is Finally Turning Against Dov Charney and Terry Richardson|Amanda Marcotte|June 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This was true of all industries, but especially those built on creativity and innovation.
In Germany the printers have led the way; the number of their followers in other industries is increasing.The Theory and Policy of Labour Protection|Albert Eberhard Friedrich Schffle
Other industries might reduce their hours gradually from twelve to ten, and then to nine.Steel|Charles Rumford Walker
There is no competition between these industries; one does not supersede the other.Speeches of Benjamin Harrison|Benjamin Harrison
Industries are waking up, and on the Rand the roar of the stamps has replaced that of the cannon.The War in South Africa|Arthur Conan Doyle
Most industries and most companies have adequate leeway within which to grant substantial wage increases.State of the Union Addresses of Harry S. Truman|Harry S. Truman
noun plural -tries
- industrial ownership and management interests collectively, as contrasted with labour interests
- manufacturing enterprise collectively, as opposed to agriculture
Word Origin for industry
late 15c., "cleverness, skill," from Old French industrie "activity; aptitude" (14c.) or directly from Latin industria "diligence, activity, zeal," fem. of industrius "industrious, diligent," used as a noun, from early Latin indostruus "diligent," from indu "in, within" + stem of struere "to build" (see structure (n.)). Sense of "diligence, effort" is from 1530s; meaning "trade or manufacture" first recorded 1560s; that of "systematic work" is 1610s.