from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Assiduous in work or study; diligent. See Synonyms at busy.
- adj. Obsolete Skillful; clever.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Hard-working and persistent; worksome.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. 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.
- adj. Steadily and perseveringly active in a particular pursuit or aim
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Given to industry; acting or working with diligence; sedulous: as, a person industrious in business.
- Marked by industry; done with or characterized by diligence; busily pursued, performed, or employed: as, an industrious life; industrious researches.
- Expert; clever; shrewd.
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. working hard to promote an enterprise
- adj. characterized by hard work and perseverance
From Latin industriosus ("diligent, active, industrious"), from industria ("diligence, industry"); see industry. (Wiktionary)