Cottage vs. Industry - What's the difference?

Main Difference

The main difference between Cottage and Industry is that the Cottage is a typically, a small house and Industry is a production of goods or service of a given field within an economy.

Wikipedia

  • Cottage

    A cottage is, typically, a small house. It may carry the connotation of being an old or old-fashioned building. In modern usage, a cottage is usually a modest, often cosy dwelling, typically in a rural or semi-rural location. The word comes from the architecture of England, where it originally referred to a house with ground floor living space and an upper floor of one or more bedrooms fitting under the eaves. In British English the term now denotes a small dwelling of traditional build, although it can also be applied to modern construction designed to resemble traditional houses ("mock cottages"). Cottages may be detached houses, or terraced, such as those built to house workers in mining villages. The tied accommodation provided to farm workers was usually a cottage, see cottage garden. Peasant farmers were once known as cotters. The holiday cottage exists in many cultures under different names. In American English, "cottage" is one term for such holiday homes, although they may also be called a "cabin", "chalet", or even "camp". In certain countries (e.g. Scandinavia, Baltics, and Russia) the term "cottage" has local synonyms: In Finnish mökki, in Estonian suvila, in Swedish stuga, in Norwegian hytte (from the German word Hütte), in Slovak chalupa, in Russian дача (dacha, which can refer to a vacation/summer home, often located near a body of water). There are cottage-style dwellings in American cities that were built primarily for the purpose of housing slaves In places such as Canada, "cottage" carries no connotations of size (compare with vicarage or hermitage).

  • Industry

    An industry is the production of goods or related services within an economy. The major source of revenue of a group or company is the indicator of its relevant industry. When a large group has multiple sources of revenue generation, it is considered to be working in different industries. Manufacturing industry became a key sector of production and labour in European and North American countries during the Industrial Revolution, upsetting previous mercantile and feudal economies. This came through many successive rapid advances in technology, such as the production of steel and coal. Following the Industrial Revolution, possibly a third of the economic output comes from manufacturing industries. Many developed countries and many developing/semi-developed countries (China, India etc.) depend significantly on manufacturing industry.

Wiktionary

  • Cottage (noun)

    A small house; a cot; a hut.

  • Cottage (noun)

    A seasonal home of any size or stature. A recreational home or a home in a remote location.

    "Most cottages in the area were larger and more elaborate than my home."

  • Cottage (noun)

    A public lavatory

  • Cottage (verb)

    To stay at a seasonal home, to go cottaging.

  • Cottage (verb)

    To have homosexual sex in a public lavatory; to practice cottaging.

  • Industry (noun)

    The tendency to work persistently. Diligence.

    "Over the years, their industry and business sense made them wealthy."

  • Industry (noun)

    Businesses of the same type, considered as a whole. Trade.

    "The software and tourism industries continue to grow, while the steel industry remains troubled."

    "The steel industry has long used blast furnaces to smelt iron."

  • Industry (noun)

    Businesses that produce goods as opposed to services.

  • Industry (noun)

    The sector of the economy consisting of large-scale enterprises.

    "There used to be a lot of industry around here, but now the economy depends on tourism."

  • Industry (noun)

    Automated production of material goods{{cite-web

  • Industry (noun)

    A typological classification of stone tools, associated with a technocomplex.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Cottage (noun)

    a small house, typically one in the country

    "a holiday cottage"

  • Cottage (noun)

    a simple house forming part of a farm, used by a worker

    "farm cottages"

  • Cottage (noun)

    (in the context of casual homosexual encounters) a public toilet.

  • Cottage (verb)

    perform homosexual acts in a public toilet

    "I was busted for cottaging"

  • Industry (noun)

    economic activity concerned with the processing of raw materials and manufacture of goods in factories

    "new investment incentives for British industry"

  • Industry (noun)

    a particular form or branch of economic or commercial activity

    "the car industry"

  • Industry (noun)

    an activity or domain in which a great deal of effort is expended

    "the Shakespeare industry"

  • Industry (noun)

    hard work

    "the kitchen became a hive of industry"

Webster Dictionary

  • Cottage (noun)

    A small house; a cot; a hut.

  • Industry (noun)

    Habitual diligence in any employment or pursuit, either bodily or mental; steady attention to business; assiduity; - opposed to sloth and idleness; as, industry pays debts, while idleness or despair will increase them.

  • Industry (noun)

    Any department or branch of art, occupation, or business; especially, one which employs much labor and capital and is a distinct branch of trade; as, the sugar industry; the iron industry; the cotton industry.

  • Industry (noun)

    Human exertion of any kind employed for the creation of value, and regarded by some as a species of capital or wealth; labor.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Cottage (noun)

    a small house with a single story

  • Industry (noun)

    the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise;

    "each industry has its own trade publications"

  • Industry (noun)

    the organized action of making of goods and services for sale;

    "American industry is making increased use of computers to control production"

  • Industry (noun)

    persevering determination to perform a task;

    "his diligence won him quick promotions"

    "frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues"

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