Definitions for economyɪˈkɒn ə mi
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
e•con•o•myɪˈkɒn ə mi(n.; adj.)(pl.)-mies
(n.)thrifty management; frugality in the expenditure or consumption of money, materials, etc.
an act or means of thrifty saving:
Walking to work is one of my economies.
the management of the resources of a community, country, etc., esp. with a view to its productivity.
the prosperity or earnings of a place.
the disposition or regulation of the parts or functions of any organic whole; an organized system.
the efficient or sparing use of something:
economy of motion.
Ref: economy class.
(adj.)intended or designed to save money:
an economy car.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of economy:
1520–30; (< MF economie) < L oeconomia < Gk oikonomíā household management =oîko(s) house +-nomia -nomy
economy, economic system(noun)
the system of production and distribution and consumption
the efficient use of resources
"economy of effort"
frugality in the expenditure of money or resources
"the Scots are famous for their economy"
an act of economizing; reduction in cost
"it was a small economy to walk to work every day"; "there was a saving of 50 cents"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
economy(noun)ɪˈkɒn ə mi
the system of finance and commerce in a country
the U.S. economy; The world's economy is slowing down.
economyɪˈkɒn ə mi
Small economies can make a real difference.
economy(adjective)ɪˈkɒn ə mi
economyɪˈkɒn ə mi
(of product packages) holding large quantities, sold cheaply
Try our new economy size.
Effective management of the resources of a community or system.
Collective focus of the study of money, currency and trade, and the efficient use of resources.
Frugal use of resources.
The system of production and distribution and consumption. The overall measure of a currency system; as the national economy.
The method of divine government of the world.
Management of oneu2019s residency.
Cheap to run; using minimal resources; representing good value for money.
Origin: From oeconomia, from οἰκονομία, from οἶκος + νόμος (surface analysis ). The first recorded sense of the word economy, found in a work possibly composed in 1440, is “the management of economic affairs”, in this case, of a monastery.
the management of domestic affairs; the regulation and government of household matters; especially as they concern expense or disbursement; as, a careful economy
orderly arrangement and management of the internal affairs of a state or of any establishment kept up by production and consumption; esp., such management as directly concerns wealth; as, political economy
the system of rules and regulations by which anything is managed; orderly system of regulating the distribution and uses of parts, conceived as the result of wise and economical adaptation in the author, whether human or divine; as, the animal or vegetable economy; the economy of a poem; the Jewish economy
thrifty and frugal housekeeping; management without loss or waste; frugality in expenditure; prudence and disposition to save; as, a housekeeper accustomed to economy but not to parsimony
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
"the right arrangement of things," and distinct from Frugality, which is "the careful and fitting use of things."
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
Denying ourselves a necessary to-day in order to buy a luxury to-morrow.
Translations for economy
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the thrifty, careful management of money etc to avoid waste
Please use the water with economy; We must make economies in household spending.
- skaalbesparing, spaarsamigAfrikaans
- إقْتِصاد، عَدَم التَّبْذير، تَدْبيرArabic
- economiaPortuguese (BR)
- šetrnost; hospodárnostCzech
- die SparsamkeitGerman
- صرفه جوییFarsi
- economia, parsimoniaItalian
- taupība; ekonomijaLatvian
- økonomi, sparsomhetNorwegian
- صرفه جوییPersian
- سپما، زېرمه، زېرمه ترابرونهPashto
- šetrnosť, úspornosťSlovak
- ekonomi, sparsamhet, hushållningSwedish
- การประหยัด; เศรษฐศาสตร์Thai
- ekonomi, iktisatTurkish
- 節約Chinese (Trad.)
- ощадливість, економністьUkrainian
- مال کا محتاط استعمال ، صرف میں کفالتUrdu
- sự kiểm soát và quản lý tiềnVietnamese
- 节约Chinese (Simp.)
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