Businesses of the same type, considered as a whole. (noun)
Businesses that produce goods as opposed to services. (noun)
The sector of the economy consisting of large-scale enterprises. (noun)
Examples of word industry
They all sink into the lowest class of religions mendicants, or retainers; or live among their friends as drones upon the land; while the manufacturing, trading, and commercial industry that provided them with the comforts, conveniences, and elegancies of life while they were in a higher grade of service is in its turn thrown out of employment; and the whole frame of society becomes, for a time, deranged by the local diminution in the demand _for the services of men and the produce of their industry_.
The very word industry comes from the Middle English word industrie, or skill, and from the Latin industria, or diligence.
The very word "industry" comes from the Middle English word "industrie", or skill, and from the Latin "industria", or diligence.
Given natural resources, the other great factor in industry is labour.
The Canaries are great, but their main industry is package holidays, their economy is based on it.