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spoken English25.79%written English74.21% conversational speech8.28%task-oriented speech91.72% imaginative writing4.73%informational writing95.27%
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Definition of the noun industry

What does industry mean as a name of something?

Industry is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 100 most common nouns in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: industries

  1. the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise
  2. the organized action of making of goods and services for sale
  3. persevering determination to perform a task

Alternative definition of the noun industry


  1. [uncountable] The tendency to work persistently.
  2. [countable, business, economics] Businesses of the same type, considered as a whole.
  3. [uncountable, economics] Businesses that produce goods as opposed to services.
  4. [context: in singular, economics] The sector of the economy consisting of large-scale enterprises
  5. [context: European software patent law] Automated production of material goods


  1. Industry, officially City of Industry, is an industrial suburb of Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County. Home to over 2,500 businesses and 80,000 jobs, but only 219 residents at the 2010 census—down from 777 residents in 2000—the city is almost entirely industrial. It was incorporated on June 18, 1957 to prevent surrounding cities from annexing industrial land for tax revenue.
  2. Industry is a city in Austin County, Texas, United States, at the junction of State Highway 159 and Farm to Market Road 109. The population was 304 at the 2010 census. Industry was the first permanent German settlement in Texas. Friedrich Ernst, Industry's founder, settled here in 1831 and gained Industry the title "Cradle of German Settlement in Texas".
  3. Industry is a borough in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, along the Ohio River. As of the 2010 census, the borough population was 1,835.
  4. Industry is a village in McDonough County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2000 census, the village population was 540.
  5. Industry is a town in Franklin County, Maine, United States. The population was 929 at the 2010 census. It was named from the industrious habits of its citizens.
  6. Industry Metrolink is located at 600 S. Brea Canyon Road in Industry, California. It is owned and operated by the City of Industry. Metro and Foothill Transit provide connecting service at the station with lines 484 and 482, respectively. There are approximately 1,440 parking spaces available. Foothill 482 is a local bus route serving the area There is no rail service to this station on weekends, but connecting buses continue to run with a limited schedule. In 2011, the Industry station had the highest ridership in the Riverside line, averaging 1,378 daily boardings, representing 34.5% of all boardings for the Riverside line.
  7. Industry a.k.a. Industry, Kansas: Industry is an unincorporated community in Clay and Dickinson counties in the U.S. state of Kansas.

There are other places with in their name, like North Industry, Industry Township, Preston School of Industry, Industry-Rock Falls Township, Museum of Science & Industry, Museum of Science and Industry, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Industry and Railway Park Fond-de-Gras and Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor.


  1. Industry was an American new wave band formed in 1978 in New York. On establishment, they were known as Industrial Complex, with their name later changing to Industry. In 1981, the band became commercial but disbanded three years later. Their only album was Stranger to Stranger from 1984 which spawned the hit single, "State of the Nation".
  2. Industry were a pop mixed boy/girl group formed in Ireland in 2009. The band comprised Donal Skehan, Morgan Deane, Michele McGrath and Briton Lee Hutton. Industry made their recording debut in 2009 under the independent record label MIG Live, and broke up in 2010.
  3. Industry is a musical group.

There are other groups with in their name, like Code Industry, Pink Industry, Star Industry, Bamboo Industry, Modern Industry, Thought Industry, Shoes For Industry, Captain of industry, shoes for industry!, Captains of Industry, man.machine.industry, The Silence Industry, The Xplosive Industry, Hazard of the Industry, The Motorcycle Industry, Bomb the Music Industry! and Preston School of Industry.


  1. "Industry" is the first official release by American rock singer-songwriter Jon McLaughlin as a signed artist with Island Records. The four-song EP by Jon McLaughlin, released on February 20, 2007, contains songs from his May 2007-released debut album Indiana. The first single from the EP was the promoting "Industry". Though second single "Beautiful Disaster" appears on the EP too, it is considered as the first single from Indiana.
  2. "Industry" is the first solo album by British drum and bass producer Dom & Roland. The album is released under the Moving Shadow label as a 12 track CD and 4 plate Vinyl LP. It is considered a very influential and important album that was responsible for the development of the tech-step sound in the late 1990s. Optical was featured as a co-producer on two tracks.
  3. "Industry" is an album by Richard Thompson and Danny Thompson released in 1997.
  4. "Industry" is a composition.
  5. "Industry" is a musical single of Airwave.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  6. "Industry" is a musical album of Scott's Laundry.
    • released on
  7. "Industry" is a musical single of The Modern.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  8. "Industry" is a musical album of A.n.K.h.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  9. "Industry" is a musical album of Bang on a Can All-Stars.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  10. "Industry" is a composition.
  11. "Industry" is a composition.
  12. "Industry" is a 2003 single by Wyclef Jean.
    • released in (13 years ago)


  1. Industry is a category of European Inventor Award.
  2. industry of the good that can be matched with the barterer company.
  3. Industry a.k.a. Industry in Himachal Pradesh: Ecology has been given importance in the state during the last few years. Industries becoming the cause of water or air pollution are not encouraged. Every industrial project has to be passed by the clearance of the Environment Protection Organization before its establishment.

Phrases with Industry

  1. industry analyst
  2. oil industry
  3. toy industry
  4. arms industry
  5. coal industry
  6. film industry
  7. shoe industry
  8. sign industry
  9. Heavy industry
  10. Light industry
  11. movie industry
  12. steel industry
  13. growth industry
  14. apparel industry
  15. banking industry
  16. cottage industry
  17. fashion industry
  18. garment industry
  19. housing industry
  20. Primary Industry

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Industry

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Google previewMichigan Manufacturer & Financial Record (1914)

Livingston's leading industry is the manufacture of condensed milk. Luce is a producer of charcoal iron and chemicals, which are the products of wood distillation. Macomb Sugar. Manistee is a large producer of salt, finished lumber, furniture ...

Google previewRadiation Physics for Medical Physicists (2016)

Physics, Physics by CTI Reviews

An industry is the manufacturing of a good or service within a cat Although industry is a broad term for any kind of economic produ economics and urban planning industry is a synonym for the sect sector, which is a type of economic activity ...

Google previewStudy Package for NTSE for class X

by TMH

Cotton Textile Industry is an agro based industry. Cotton is the major raw material ,

Iron and Steel Industry is a mineral based industry. Iron, limestone and other raw...

Cement Industry is a raw material-oriented industry. India possesses large ...

Google previewMicroeconomics (2008)

by Paul Krugman, Robin Wells

The world oil industry is an oligopoly because a few countries control a necessary resource for production, oil reserves. b. The microprocessor industry is an oligopoly because two firms possess superior technology and so dominate industry ...

Google previewEssentials of Economics (2010)

by Paul Krugman, Robin Wells, Kathryn Graddy

The world oil industry is an oligopoly because a few countries control a necessary resource for production, oil reserves. b. The microprocessor industry is an oligopoly because two firms possess superior technology and so dominate industry ...

Google previewChina's Cotton Industry (2010)

Economic Transformation and State Capacity by Björn Alpermann

As such China's Cotton Industry is an essential read for anyone studying Chinese business, econmics or politics.

Google previewOn Record (2006)

Rock, Pop and the Written Word by Simon Frith, Tovey Professor of Music Simon Frith, Andrew Goodwin

The popular music industry is a strategic research site for a number of reasons.

Google previewAdvances in Safety Management and Human Factors (2014)

by Pedro Arezes, Paulo Carvalho

Keywords: Furniture companies, Safety climate, Safety performance INTRODUCTION The Portuguese furniture industry is an important sector in an economical point of view, particularly in the north part of the country. However, this sector still ...

Google previewThe American Beauty Industry Encyclopedia (2010)

by Julie A. Willett

Humphreys FEMINISM Though the beauty industry is largely a product of the ...

Google previewThe New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry (2014)

by Anthony Slide

WOMEN IN FILMwas formed, by 12 women, on March 2, 1973, as a nonprofit organization for professional womenin the film industry. Tichi Wilkerson, editor-in- chief ofThe Hollywood Reporter, wasthe organization«s firstpresident. Women in ...

Google previewNewbold's Biometric Dictionary for Military and Industry (2008)

2nd Edition by Richard D. Newbold, JD, MBA, CIPP/G

To develop, buy, and maintain materiel for the Army, AMC works closely with industry, colleges and universities, the sister services, and other government agencies to ensure state-of-the-art technology and support are exploited to defend the ...

Google previewQuadrilingual Economics Dictionary (2012)

by Simon K. Kuipers, B.S. Wilpstra

industry 84 f organisation f de l'économie f; organisation f professionnelle d Betriebsorganisation f n bedrijfsorganisatie f industry,(branch of) - f branche f d' industrie f d Betriebszweig m n bedrijfstak m industry, building - f industrie f du bâtiment ...

Google previewExporters' Encyclopaedia (1916)

The livestock industry is growing, the number of cattle, sheep, and goats running well above the millions, while horses, mules, asses, and hogs approach that figure. The production of sugar cane and manufacture of sugar is one of Mexico's ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Geography, Complete Description of Earth (1855)

by Hugh Murray

Productive Industry 470 VI. Civil and Social State 473 VII. Local Geography 475 CHAP. XIII.

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Usage statistics about industry

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun industry:

spoken English25.79%written English74.21% conversational speech8.28%task-oriented speech91.72% imaginative writing4.73%informational writing95.27%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun industry:


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Quotes about Industry

I think the record industry, by and large what's left of it, is still totally homophobic. I think it's much less so in the film industry now, but the record industry, it's always been a man's world. (Lesley Gore)
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Scrabble value of I1N1D2U1S1T1R1Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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