Definition of industry:
- Any department or branch of art, occupation, or business; especially, one which employs much labor and capital and is a distinct branch of trade; as, the sugar industry; the iron industry; the cotton industry.
- Habitual diligence in any employment or pursuit, either bodily or mental; steady attention to business; assiduity; - opposed to sloth and idleness; as, industry pays debts, while idleness or despair will increase them.
- Human exertion of any kind employed for the creation of value, and regarded by some as a species of capital or wealth; labor.
patience, industriousness, fabrication, trading, manufacturing, mass production, attention, care, exertion, industrious, application, sedulousness, constancy, effort, traffic, sloth, perseverance, assiduousness, diligence, inventiveness, persistence, laziness, production, assiduity, pains, intentness, zeal, capital, energy, manufacture, action.
business (part of speech: noun)
- busy work,
- "German Problems and Personalities", Charles Sarolea.
- "From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography", George Edwards M.P., O.B.E..
In the story of " Lazy Lawrence," where the object was to excite a spirit of industry, care has been taken to proportion the reward to the exertion, and to demonstrate that people feel cheerful and happy whilst they are employed.- "The Parent's Assistant", Maria Edgeworth.