noun, plural industries for 1, 2, 7.
the aggregate of manufacturing or technically productive enterprises in a particular field, often named after its principal product:
the automobile industry; the steel industry.
any general business activity; commercial enterprise:
the Italian tourist industry.
trade or manufacture in general:
the rise of industry in Africa.
the ownership and management of companies, factories, etc.:
friction between labor and industry.
systematic work or labor.
energetic, devoted activity at any work or task; diligence:
Her teacher praised her industry.
the aggregate of work, scholarship, and ancillary activity in a particular field, often named after its principal subject:
the Mozart industry.
Archaeology. an assemblage of artifacts regarded as unmistakably the work of a single prehistoric group.
noun (pl) -tries
organized economic activity concerned with manufacture, extraction and processing of raw materials, or construction
a branch of commercial enterprise concerned with the output of a specified product or service: the steel industry
industrial ownership and management interests collectively, as contrasted with labour interests
manufacturing enterprise collectively, as opposed to agriculture
noun 1. an act or fact of infecting; state of being infected. 2. an infecting with germs of disease, as through the medium of infected insects, air, water, or clothing. 3. an infecting agency or influence. 4. an infectious disease: Is this infection very dangerous? 5. the condition of suffering an infection. 6. corruption of […]
or subinfeud [suhb-in-fyoo-deyt] /ˌsʌb ɪnˈfyu deɪt/ verb (used with or without object), subinfeudated, subinfeudating. 1. to grant subinfeudation (to). subinfeudate /ˌsʌbɪnˈfjuːdeɪt/ verb 1. to grant (lands) by subinfeudation
[suhb-in-fyoo-dey-shuh n] /ˌsʌb ɪn fyuˈdeɪ ʃən/ noun, Feudal Law. 1. the granting of a portion of an estate by a feudal tenant to a subtenant, held from the tenant on terms similar to those of the grant to the tenant. 2. the tenure established. 3. the estate or fief so created. subinfeudation /ˌsʌbɪnfjʊˈdeɪʃən/ noun 1. […]
[suhb-in-fyoo-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˌsʌb ɪnˈfyu dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ noun, plural subinfeudatories. 1. a person who holds by subinfeudation. subinfeudatory /ˌsʌbɪnˈfjuːdətərɪ; -trɪ/ noun (pl) -ries 1. a man who held his fief by a subinfeudation adjective 2. of or relating to subinfeudation