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

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

Freebase

  1. Apache Thrift

    Thrift is an interface definition language and binary communication protocol that is used to define and create services for numerous languages. It is used as a remote procedure call framework and was developed at Facebook for "scalable cross-language services development". It combines a software stack with a code generation engine to build services that work efficiently to a varying degree and seamlessly between C#, C++, Cappuccino, Cocoa, Delphi, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, Node.js, OCaml, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby and Smalltalk. Although developed at Facebook, it is now an open source project in the Apache Software Foundation. The implementation was described in an April 2007 technical paper released by Facebook, now hosted on Apache.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jennie Jerome Churchill:

    We owe something to extravagance, for thrift and adventure seldom go hand in hand.

  2. Thomas Edison:

    Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless.

  3. Grover Cleveland:

    It is the duty of those serving the people in public place closely to limit public expenditures to the actual needs of the government economically administered, because this bounds the right of the government to extract tribute from the earnings of labor or the property of the citizen, and because public extravagance begets extravagance among the people. We should never be ashamed of the simplicity and prudential economies which are best suited to the operation of a republican form of government and most compatible with the mission of the American people. Those who are selected for a limited time to manage public affairs are still of the people, and may do much by their example to encourage, consistently with the dignity of their official functions, that plain way of life which among their fellow-citizens aids integrity and promotes thrift and prosperity.


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