INDUS'TRIOUS, adjective [Latin industrius, from industria.]
1. Diligent in business or study; constantly, regularly or habitually occupied in business; assiduous; opposed to slothful and idle.
Frugal and industrious men are commonly friendly to the established government.
2. Diligent in a particular pursuit, or to a particular end; opposed to remiss or slack; as industrious to accomplish a journey, or to reconcile contending parties.
3. Given to industry; characterized by diligence; as an industrious life.
4. Careful; assiduous; as the industrious application of knowing men.