A large business or company. Commercial production and sale of goods.


There are but two ways of paying debt: Increase of industry in raising income, increase of thrift in laying out. -- Thomas Carlyle (Scottish Historian and Essayist, leading figure in the Victorian era. 1795-1881)



Illustration shows the layout of a sugar plantation. Denis Diderot, Encyclopédie . . . (Paris, 1762), vol. 1, plate 1

This represents industries because this image is a sugar plantation and a sugar plantation is a short of business.


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