any of numerous sun-loving low-growing evergreens of the genus Armeria having round heads of pink or white flowers
parsimony, parsimoniousness, thrift, penny-pinchingnoun
extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
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.
A savings bank.
Usually home mortgages are obtained from thrifts.
Any of various plants of the genus Armeria, particularly Armeria maritima.
a thriving state; good husbandry; economical management in regard to property; frugality
success and advance in the acquisition of property; increase of worldly goods; gain; prosperity
vigorous growth, as of a plant
one of several species of flowering plants of the genera Statice and Armeria
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
Armeria, a genus of handsome plants growing on the sea-coast.
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
The numerical value of Thrift in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Thrift in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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.
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.
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.
We owe something to extravagance, for thrift and adventure seldom go hand in hand.
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- Sparkasse, Sparsamkeit, GrasnelkeGerman
- parsimonia, economía, caja de ahorros, parquedad, ahorroSpanish
- säästöpankki, laukkaneilikka, säästäväisyysFinnish
- parcimonie, armérie, économie, épargne, banque d'épargneFrench
- tábhacht, barainnIrish
- takarék, takarékosságHungarian
- economia, risparmio, frugalità, parsimoniaItalian
- 節倹, アルメリア, 貯蓄銀行, 銀行, 浜簪, 倹約Japanese
- ყაირათი, მომჭირნეობაGeorgian
- Engels gras, zuinigheid, Armeria, bankDutch
- nøysemdNorwegian Nynorsk
- zawciąg, oszczędnośćPolish
- frugalidade, economia, parcimôniaPortuguese
- бережливость, экономностьRussian
- sparbank, sparsamhet, triftSwedish
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