Definition of 'industry'
Video: pronunciation of 'industry'
Example sentences containing 'industry'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
We have industry talks where experts tell you how to make the most of your degree. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The future of the oil services industry remains uncertain and any recovery is likely to be gradual. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The largest increase was in the car industry and transport. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Her mother has also worked in the industry all her life and seen its many sides. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The motor industry is placing huge bets on electric cars becoming mainstream over the next decade. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He said the last government had not been aware of the scale of the crisis that had engulfed the steel industry. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The technology could prove a boon to the British egg industry. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The young model is regarded as one of the industry's most promising stars. The Sun (2016)Apprenticeships are not working, he says, because of the way the construction industry is set up. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is also important to dispel the myths about what working in a particular industry or for a less well known employer might entail, he adds. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The deals made him a leading force in the iron and steel industry. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The building industry employs a lot of people. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The drinks industry proved hard to tackle. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Industry experts tell me it will hardly make any difference. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The legal sector is a service industry. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We want the car industry to meet demand for low carbon cars. The Sun (2009)The competitive abilities of these industries are thought to depend mainly on the availability of skilled labour. Competing in a Global Economy (1990)You accept the fact that this happens in the industry and work your way through it. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Video gaming is the one industry standing strong against the credit crunch. The Sun (2009)The textile industry employed as many women as men and contributed a substantial number of female officers. Christianity Today (2000)We have huge demand for housing and we need to encourage the construction industry to build. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Tens of thousands of motor industry jobs have been lost to overseas manufacturers. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There is no specialization in any particular industry or sector. TOP MARKETING AND MEDIA COMPANIES IN THE UK (2002)You often see references to the leasing industry. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)It is a trend across a lot of industries. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is harder for industry to compete globally and householders face higher bills for an essential service. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Experts from the industry may be seconded to the defence department. Science, Technology, and Social Change (1988)But the financial services industry slammed the ban. The Sun (2008)The diesel car industry was already facing a backlash over concerns about air pollution. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Output of manufacturing industry has collapsed. Times, Sunday Times (2009)With both favourites winning the big races the industry has lost over 5million. The Sun (2014)This has huge ramifications for the British film industry. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's weak in agriculture and industry. The Tribes Triumphant (2006)The racecourse is insured against such calamities, but the betting industry that underpins racing is not. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Trends of 'industry'
Extremely Common. industry is one of the 1000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage over:
Translations for 'industry'
British English: industry /ˈɪndəstrɪ/ NOUN
Industry is the work and processes involved in making things in factories.
Industry needs to carry out more research.
- American English: industry
- Arabic: صِنَاعَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: indústria
- Chinese: 工业
- Croatian: industrija
- Czech: průmysl
- Danish: industri
- Dutch: industrie
- European Spanish: industria
- Finnish: teollisuus
- French: industrie
- German: Industrie
- Greek: βιομηχανία
- Italian: industria
- Japanese: 産業
- Korean: 산업
- Norwegian: industri
- Polish: przemysł
- European Portuguese: indústria
- Romanian: industrie
- Russian: индустрия
- Spanish: industria
- Swedish: bransch
- Thai: อุตสาหกรรม
- Turkish: endüstri
- Ukrainian: промисловість
- Vietnamese: công nghiệp
Definition of industry from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
Collins Reference Catalogue 2019
View our new 2019 reference catalogue. From dictionaries, phrasebooks, language learning, atlases and maps, general reference and puzzles, you'll be sure to find books that appeal to you.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.