Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or resulting from industry: industrial development; industrial pollution.
  • adj. Having highly developed industries: an industrial nation.
  • adj. Employed, required, or used in industry: industrial workers; industrial diamonds.
  • n. A firm engaged in industry.
  • n. A stock or bond issued by an industrial enterprise.
  • n. A person employed in industry.
  • n. A style of rock music marked by harsh rhythms, little melody, and nihilistic lyrics.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of or relating to industry, notably manufacturing.
  • adj. produced by such industry.
  • adj. used by such industry.
  • adj. employed as manpower by such industry.
  • adj. having many industries; industrialized.
  • adj. Belonging or pertaining to the genre of industrial music.
  • n. An employee in industry
  • n. An enterprise producing tangible goods or providing certain services to industrial companies.
  • n. A bond or stock issued by such company

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Consisting in industry; pertaining to industry, or the arts and products of industry; concerning those employed in labor, especially in manual labor, and their wages, duties, and rights.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to industry or its results; relating to or connected with productive industry or the manufacture of commodities: as, the industrial arts; an industrial exhibition; industrial activity or depression.
  • n. A person engaged in an industrial pursuit; a producer of commodities; a handicraftsman.
  • n. A share of stock in an industrial (manufacturing or commercial) enterprise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or resulting from industry
  • adj. employed in industry
  • adj. having highly developed industries
  • adj. suitable to stand up to hard wear

Etymologies

industry +‎ -al (Wiktionary)

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