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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thriftnoun

    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-pinchingnoun

    extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily


  1. thriftnoun

    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. thriftnoun

    A savings bank.

    Usually home mortgages are obtained from thrifts.

  3. thriftnoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thriftnoun

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

  2. Thriftnoun

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

  3. Thriftnoun

    vigorous growth, as of a plant

  4. Thriftnoun

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. thrift

    Armeria, a genus of handsome plants growing on the sea-coast.

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.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 28, 2017  

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  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

Examples of Thrift in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Liz Ann Sonders:

    There is this paradox of thrift — even with stimulus cash coming in, it looks like a good bet that consumers will want to keep more of a savings cushion and companies are unwilling to plow a lot of money into long-term capital investment.

  3. 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.

  4. Jennie Jerome Churchill:

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

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    worthy of reliance or trust
    • A. sought
    • B. dependable
    • C. alternate
    • D. profound

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