Definitions for thriftθrɪft

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

thriftθrɪft(n.)

  1. economical management; economy.

  2. Also called thrift′ institu`tion. a savings and loan association, savings bank, or credit union.

    Category: Business

  3. any alpine and maritime plant belonging to the genus Armeria, of the leadwort family, having pink or white flowers, esp. A. maritima, noted for vigorous growth.

    Category: Plants

  4. vigorous growth.

    Category: Developmental Biology

  5. Obs. prosperity.

Origin of thrift:

1200–50; ME < ON: well-being, prosperity; akin to thrive

Princeton's WordNet

  1. thrift(noun)

    any of numerous sun-loving low-growing evergreens of the genus Armeria having round heads of pink or white flowers

  2. parsimony, parsimoniousness, thrift, penny-pinching(noun)

    extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily

Wiktionary

  1. thrift(Noun)

    The characteristic of using a minimum of something (especially money).

    His thrift can be seen in how little the trash man takes from his house.

  2. thrift(Noun)

    A savings bank.

    Usually home mortgages are obtained from thrifts.

  3. thrift(Noun)

    Any of various plants of the genus Armeria, particularly Armeria maritima.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thrift(noun)

    a thriving state; good husbandry; economical management in regard to property; frugality

  2. Thrift(noun)

    success and advance in the acquisition of property; increase of worldly goods; gain; prosperity

  3. Thrift(noun)

    vigorous growth, as of a plant

  4. Thrift(noun)

    one of several species of flowering plants of the genera Statice and Armeria


Translations for thrift

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

thrift(noun)

careful spending of money, or using of food or other resources, so that one can save or have some left in reserve; economy

She is noted for her thrift but her husband is very extravagant.

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