• Fresco: The Industrial Arts of War
    Fresco: The Industrial Arts of War
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj industrious characterized by hard work and perseverance
    • adj industrious working hard to promote an enterprise
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Timbering—one of the first English industries in the New World. (Painting by Sidney E. King.) Timbering—one of the first English industries in the New World. (Painting by Sidney E. King.)

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The "naked recreation and travel" industry has grown by 233% in the past decade
    • Industrious Given to industry; characterized by diligence; constantly, regularly, or habitually occupied; busy; assiduous; not slothful or idle; -- commonly implying devotion to lawful and useful labor. "Frugal and industrious men are commonly friendly to the established government."
    • Industrious Steadily and perseveringly active in a particular pursuit or aim; as, he was negligent in business, but industrious in pleasure; an industrious mischief maker. "Industrious to seek out the truth of all things."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Automobile building is the largest manufacturing industry in the world.
    • industrious Given to industry; acting or working with diligence; sedulous: as, a person industrious in business.
    • industrious Marked by industry; done with or characterized by diligence; busily pursued, performed, or employed: as, an industrious life; industrious researches.
    • industrious Expert; clever; shrewd.
    • industrious Synonyms Industrious, Industrial; busy, laborious, active, hard-working, sedulous. Industrious, having the activity or the moral quality of industry; industrial, connected with the application of industry to manufactures: as, the industrious ant; industrial statistics.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In one day, the Tootsie Roll Industry makes over 16 million lollipops
    • adj Industrious diligent or active in one's labour: laborious: diligent in a particular pursuit
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  • Ellen Terry
    Ellen Terry
    “Imagination, industry, and intelligence -- the three I s -- are all indispensable to the actress, but of these three the greatest is, without doubt, imagination.”
  • Joseph Heller
    Joseph Heller
    “Frankly, I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private industry.”
  • Samuel Smiles
    “Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “Industry need not wish.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    “In the ordinary business of life, industry can do anything which genius can do, and very many things which it cannot.”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    “Like the bee, we should make our industry our amusement.”


Smokestack industry - Heavy industries like iron and steel production, especially if they produce a lot of pollution, are smokestack industries.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. industrius, industriosus,: cf. F. industrieux,. See Industry
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L.; perh. from indo, old form of in, within, and struĕre, to build up.


In literature:

It never got much beyond a federation of large industrial cities.
"The Negro" by W.E.B. Du Bois
The revival of Irish rural industries dates from Mr. Balfour's chief-secretaryship.
"Against Home Rule (1912)" by Various
While we may admit advances and gains in certain isolated directions, the extra burden is felt in all directions of commerce and industry.
"New York Times Current History: The European War, Vol 2, No. 1, April, 1915" by Various
This party was peculiarly a party of the peasants, just as the party of Plechanov was peculiarly a party of industrial workers.
"Bolshevism" by John Spargo
In the final analysis, the problem of industrial training narrows down to the skilled industrial trades.
"Wage Earning and Education" by R. R. Lutz
The textile industry has followed the same law of development that I have indicated in the other industries.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
I do not underrate the difficulty of applying this principle of industrial relief over the whole field of industry.
"Essays in Liberalism" by Various
Indeed, industry in its early stages seems everywhere doomed to be the enemy of beauty and instinctive life.
"The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism" by Bertrand Russell
These were destined to form the corner-stone of the oil industry in Scotland.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
This requirement was best met by a people composed as far as possible only of industrious, uneducated, and tax-paying peasants.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard

In poetry:

The stirring bee
Prepares to take his round
Among the bow'rs
And smiling flow'rs,
Where'er they may be found.
"To Spring" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
For fortune, wealth and fame,
For fortune, wealth and fame;
So he clasped hands with Industry,
For fortune, wealth and fame.
"Laura Secord: The Heroine of The War Of 1812 - Act III" by Sarah Anne Curzon
Thy voyages attend
Industrious Hakluit,
Whose reading shall inflame
Men to seek fame,
And much commend
To after-times thy wit.
"To The Virginian Voyage" by Michael Drayton
It makes the leaders of the state
Forget that man needs limit,
And names this crime industry great,
Because there's money in it.
"Strong Drink" by Frank Barbour Coffin
The bard, who paints from rural plains,
Must oft himself the void supply
Of damsels pure and artless swains,
Of innocence and industry:
"Written In The Isle Of Thanet" by Robert Bloomfield
Why, Mistress Chloe, do you bother
With prattlings and with vain ado
Your worthy and industrious mother,
Eschewing them that come to woo?
"A Paraphrase," by Eugene Field

In news:

As a single industry, mold and die serves multiple industrial segments.
Alltech's fifth annual Global 500, set for Dec 4-6 in Lexington, Ky. Will feature industry experts who will address the changing future of the dairy and beef industries.
Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp. Has introduced the Quiet Cube 250, a 250HP industrial vacuum system with a maximum operating dBA of 84.
As with the retail products industry, there are winners and losers in the hotel industry.
Ingraffea's talk focused on debunking myths about shale gas development, myths he says are perpetuated by the gas industry — an industry in which he worked.
We went into an industry where we were shipping three to five times faster than the industry normal, and offering a reall...
Organizers of the joint industry project said the industry needs tools that provide better accuracy in distance and direction .
Professional Carwashing & Detailing ® magazine conducted an unscientific straw poll asking industry members if they thought Nissan's campaign will have a negative affect on the industry.
Plenish high oleic soybeans offer benefits to consumers and the food industry and industrial sector, providing the potential for increased value to soybean farmers.
MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—Former industry publisher, David Priestley , after being away from publishing, is returning to the industry with the Web site, Bike Trade News.
Few consumer trends have impacted the food industry like the low-carbohydrate diet, and its ramifications are reflected in the performance of the industry's largest corporations.
SOUTHFIELD, MI-The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) is seeking industry volunteers to create a guide to effective error proofing .
"Tamarack Industries is the leading manufacturer of powered screeds for concrete construction industry," Perkins said in a press release.
JLG Industries Inc has unveiled what it calls the industry's largest self-propelled boom lift.
Vigor Industrial's CEO, Frank Foti (Photo courtesy Vigor Industrial).

In science:

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), Philadelphia, PA (1999).
Quenched Point-to-Point Free Energy for Random Walks in Random Potentials
This work was supported in part by a Magneton grant from the Israel Ministry of Industry and Trade. N.
Compressed Beamforming in Ultrasound Imaging
Among others the establishment of a co-operation with industry is supported within the AIDA pro ject within the FP7 programme on research infrastructure in Europe.
A large scale prototype for a SiW electromagnetic calorimeter for a future linear collider
This issue is currently addressed in collaboration with industrial partners as well as by revising the entire assembly process of the detector.
A large scale prototype for a SiW electromagnetic calorimeter for a future linear collider
Such an encapsulation is standard in industry under the keyword GLOBTOP and has been successfully applied to circuits implemented on a prototype PCB.
A large scale prototype for a SiW electromagnetic calorimeter for a future linear collider