captain of industry
A prominent business person who owns or is the highest-ranking executive of one or more major firms, especially one who has considerable wealth and influence.

Plugson, who has indomitably spun Cotton merely to gain thousands of pounds . . . was a Captain of Industry, born member of the Ultimate genuine Aristocracy of this Universe, could he have known it!

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  • captain of industry — ˌcaptain of ˈindustry noun captains of industry PLURALFORM [countable] COMMERCE someone who runs or owns an important company and has a lot of influence: • An aptitude for leadership is essential for a successful captain of industry. * * *… …   Financial and business terms

  • Captain of industry — was a term originally used in the U.S. during the Industrial Revolution describing a business leader whose means of amassing a personal fortune contributes positively to the country in some way. This may have been through increased productivity,… …   Wikipedia

  • captain of industry — noun count MAINLY JOURNALISM someone who owns or manages a large important company …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • captain of industry — the head of a great industrial enterprise : entrepreneur * * * the head of a large business firm, esp. of an industrial complex. [1835 45] * * * captain of industry A leading industrial figure or the head of a large industry • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • captain of industry — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms captain of industry : singular captain of industry plural captains of industry mainly journalism someone who owns or manages a large important company …   English dictionary

  • captain of industry — captains of industry N COUNT You can refer to the owners or senior managers of industrial companies as captains of industry …   English dictionary

  • captain of industry — n. a corporation officer; a capitalist. □ The captains of industry manage to hang on to their money no matter what. □ It’s fun to see those captains of industry drive up in their benzes …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • captain of industry — the head of a large business firm, esp. of an industrial complex. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • Captains of Industry (disambiguation) — Captain of industry and similar can mean: *Captain of industry, a business leader *Captains of Industry (band), a group formed by former Stiff Records performer Wreckless Eric *Captains of Industry (comics), a fictional DC Comics superteam… …   Wikipedia

  • Industry — The category describing a company s primary business activity. This category is usually determined by the largest portion of revenue. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * industry in‧dus‧try [ˈɪndəstri] noun industries PLURALFORM 1.… …   Financial and business terms

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