noun, plural in·dus·tries for 1, 2, 7.
Origin of industry
Examples from the Web for industry
In 2015 I am looking forward to working with more people in the industry and doing crazier and crazier scenes!Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex|Aurora Snow|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Industry experts claim an increase in awareness amongst men when it comes to styles, design, and price regarding their underwear.Would You Pay $100 For a 50 Cent Bulge? Men’s Undies Get Expensive|James Joiner|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The industry lore is downright jaw-dropping in the details of the cons known as “brick-in-box” returns.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks|M.L. Nestel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From writer Gail Simone to artist Fiona Staples, there are incredible women already working in the industry.
There were witnesses who are sons of powerful men; congressmen, senators, captains of industry.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They are such as reason must admire, for they are the result of industry, temperance, and freedom.Travels in North America, From Modern Writers|William Bingley
Real knowledge concerning fur dressing and dyeing is possessed only by those actually engaged in the industry.Principles and Practice of Fur Dressing and Fur Dyeing|William E. Austin
As their homes by neglect have grown shabby and squalid, so their industry has become calculating and sordid.Change in the Village|(AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
The reason of all this is the lack of energy and industry in the people.Up To Date Business|Various
Lost wealth can be replaced by industry; lost health by hygiene; but lost time is gone forever.Hidden Treasures|Harry A. Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for industry
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
Word Origin and History 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.