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thrift

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Noun

CIDE DICTIONARY

thriftn. [Icel. . See Thrive.].
  •  A thriving state; good husbandry; economical management in regard to property; frugality.  [1913 Webster]
    "The rest, . . . willing to fall to thrift, prove very good husbands."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Success and advance in the acquisition of property; increase of worldly goods; gain; prosperity.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    "I have a mind presages me such thrift."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Vigorous growth, as of a plant.  [1913 Webster]
  •  One of several species of flowering plants of the genera Statice and Armeria.  [1913 Webster]
Common thrift (Bot.), Armeria vulgaris; -- also called sea pink.
Syn. -- Frugality; economy; prosperity; gain; profit.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

thrift, n.
1 frugality; economical management.
2 a plant of the genus Armeria, esp. the sea pink.

Idiom
thrift shop (or store) a shop selling second-hand items usu. for charity.
Etymology
ME f. ON (as THRIVE)

THESAURUS

thrift

austerity, austerity program, canniness, care, carefulness, chariness, economic planning, economicalness, economizing, economy, economy of means, false economy, forehandedness, frugality, frugalness, good management, husbandry, management, miserliness, niggardliness, parsimoniousness, parsimony, penuriousness, providence, prudence, prudential administration, saving, scrimping, skimping, sparingness, stinginess, thriftiness, tight purse strings, unwastefulness

ROGET THESAURUS

thrift

Prosperity

N prosperity, welfare, well-being, affluence, success, thrift, roaring trade, good fortune, smiles of fortune, blessings, godsend, luck, good luck, run of luck, sunshine, fair weather, fair wind, palmy days, bright days, halcyon days, piping times, tide, flood, high tide, Saturnia regna, Saturnian age, golden time, golden age, bed of roses, fat city, fat of the land, milk and honey, loaves and fishes, made man, lucky dog, enfant gate, spoiled child of fortune, upstart, parvenu, skipjack, mushroom, prosperous, thriving, in a fair way, buoyant, well off, well to do, well to do in the world, set up, at one's ease, rich, in good case, in full, in high feather, fortunate, lucky, in luck, born with a silver spoon in one's mouth, born under a lucky star, on the sunny side of the hedge, auspicious, propitious, providential, palmy, halcyon, agreeable, couleur de rose, prosperously, swimmingly, as good luck would have it, beyond all hope, one's star in the ascendant, all for the best, one's course runs smooth, chacun est l'artisan de sa fortune, donec eris felix multos numerabis amicos, felicitas multos habet amicos, felix se nescit amari, good luck go with thee, nulli est homini perpetuum bonum.

Acquisition

N acquisition, gaining, obtainment, procuration, procurement, purchase, descent, inheritance, gift, recovery, retrieval, revendication, replevin, restitution, redemption, salvage, trover, find, trouvaille, foundling, gain, thrift, money-making, money grubbing, lucre, filthy lucre, pelf, loaves and fishes, the main chance, emolument, profit, earnings, winnings, innings, pickings, net profit, avails, income, proceeds, produce, product, outcome, output, return, fruit, crop, harvest, second crop, aftermath, benefit, sweepstakes, trick, prize, pool, pot, wealth, subreption, obreption, stealing, acquiring, acquired, profitable, advantageous, gainful, remunerative, paying, lucrative, lucri causa.

Economy

N economy, frugality, thrift, thriftiness, care, husbandry, good housewifery, savingness, retrenchment, savings, prevention of waste, save-all, cheese parings and candle ends, parsimony, cost-cutting, cost control, economical, frugal, careful, thrifty, saving, chary, spare, sparing, parsimonious, underpaid, sparingly, ne quid nimis, adde parvum parvo magnus acervus erit, magnum est vectigal parsimonia.


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