Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Built on fear and run by fear, fear is as essential to their existence as coal to our industries.

La Bresse is still a rich commune by reason of its forests and industries.

This would require that some of the men be transferred to other industries.

"Enterprise and industries," answered Cousin Egbert loftily.

This petition was an insidious blow at one of the most important of our industries.

This section is especially rich in industries, mines, and agriculture.

Then, the industries of Dara would labor at government-required tasks.

She strove by other industries to keep alive a sense of her duty as a wife.

We want our industries to grow, but we want agriculture to grow in pace with them.

Why not have some sort of industries connected with these places?


late 15c., "cleverness, skill," from Old French industrie "activity; aptitude" (14c.) or directly from Latin industria "diligence, activity, zeal," fem. of industrius "industrious, diligent," used as a noun, from early Latin indostruus "diligent," from indu "in, within" + stem of struere "to build" (see structure (n.)). Sense of "diligence, effort" is from 1530s; meaning "trade or manufacture" first recorded 1560s; that of "systematic work" is 1610s.