What does thrift mean?

Definitions for thriftθrɪft

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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


  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Thrift

    thrift, n. state of thriving: frugality: prosperity: increase of wealth: gain: a plant of genus Armeria, order Plumbagineæ, the marsh-rosemary.—adv. Thrift′ily.—n. Thrift′iness.—adj. Thrift′less, not thrifty: extravagant: not thriving.—adv. Thrift′lessly.—n. Thrift′lessness.—adj. Thrift′y (comp. Thrift′ier, superl. Thrift′iest), showing thrift or economy: thriving by frugality. [Thrive.]

Editors Contribution

  1. thrift

    Intelligent, practical and wise use and spending of money or resources.

    She was thrift and ensure she only bought and used what was needed.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thrift in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thrift in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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