Definitions for thriveθraɪv; ˈθrɪv ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

thriveθraɪv; ˈθrɪv ən(v.i.)thrived; throve, thrived; thriv•en; thriv•ing.

  1. to prosper; be successful.

  2. to grow or develop vigorously; flourish.

Origin of thrive:

1150–1200; ME < ON thrīfast to thrive, reflexive of thrīfa to grasp


Princeton's WordNet

  1. boom, thrive, flourish, expand(verb)

    grow vigorously

    "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming"

  2. thrive, prosper, fly high, flourish(verb)

    make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance

    "The new student is thriving"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. thrive(verb)θraɪv

    to be very healthy, happy, or successful

    a thriving rain forest; The new company is thriving.


  1. thrive(Verb)

    To grow or increase stature; to grow vigorously or luxuriantly, to flourish.

  2. thrive(Verb)

    To increase in wealth or success; to prosper, be profitable.

    Since expanding in June, the business has really thrived.

  3. Origin: From þrífask, from þrifa.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thrive(verb)

    to prosper by industry, economy, and good management of property; to increase in goods and estate; as, a farmer thrives by good husbandry

  2. Thrive(verb)

    to prosper in any business; to have increase or success

  3. Thrive(verb)

    to increase in bulk or stature; to grow vigorously or luxuriantly, as a plant; to flourish; as, young cattle thrive in rich pastures; trees thrive in a good soil


  1. Thrive

    Thrive is the ninth studio album by Christian pop rock band Newsboys, released in 2002. It features the singles "It Is You," "Million Pieces," and "Lord." Thrive debuted at No. 38 on the Billboard 200 charts, selling 37,000 units. In 2005, the album was re-released as Thrive – Special Edition which bundled the album with the previously released concert DVD From The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. When it was pre-ordered it came with the exclusive It Is You EP.

Translations for thrive

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to grow strong and healthy

Children thrive on milk; The business is thriving.

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