Translation of "industry" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈɪn·də·stri/ us /ˈɪn·də·stri/

B1 plural industries all the companies involved in a particular type of business

the entertainment industry

[ no plural ] the making of things in factories


(Translation of “industry” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈindəstri/ (plural industries)

(any part of) the business of producing or making goods

the ship-building industry
The government should invest more money in industry.

hard work or effort

He owed his success to both ability and industry.
industrial /-ˈdas/ adjective

having, concerning etc industries or the making of goods

That area of the country is industrial rather than agricultural.
industrialist /-ˈdas-/ noun

a person who takes part in the running of a large industrial organization

a wealthy industrialist.
industrialized /-ˈdas/ adjective ( (also industrialisedBritish))

(of a country) having a large number of industries

the industrialized nations.
industrialization noun ( (also industrialisationBritish))

industrious /-ˈdas-/ adjective

busy and hard-working

trabajador, laborioso
industrious pupils.
industrial action noun

action taken by workers, especially a strike, when they are protesting against their employers

The union is threatening industrial action over a pay dispute.
industrial estate noun

an area of a town etc set aside for (the building of) factories.

polígono/zona industrial
industrial relations noun plural

the relationship between the management and the workers in a factory etc.

relaciones empresariales

(Translation of “industry” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)