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θraɪv; ˈθrɪv ənthrive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boom, thrive, flourish, expandverb

    grow vigorously

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

  2. thrive, prosper, fly high, flourishverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. thriveverb

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

    Etymology: From þrífask, from þrifa.

  2. thriveverb

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

    Since expanding in June, the business has really thrived.

    Etymology: From þrífask, from þrifa.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thriveverb

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

  2. Thriveverb

    to prosper in any business; to have increase or success

  3. Thriveverb

    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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Thrive

    thrīv, v.i. to prosper: to increase in goods: to be successful: to grow: to flourish:—pa.t. thrōve and thrīved; pa.p. thriv′en.adj. Thrive′less, thriftless.—n. Thrī′ver, one who succeeds.—p.adj. Thrī′ving, flourishing, successful.—adv. Thrī′vingly, in a thriving or prosperous manner.—n. Thrī′vingness. [Ice. thrífa, to grasp.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thrive in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thrive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of thrive in a Sentence

  1. Andy Crestodina:

    Entrepreneurs understand where they can thrive, and how to create value.

  2. Ben Moor:

    These are the people who in the past year, in the past 10 months, have given their all. And then you give them the opportunity to stay behind, and they kind of thrive, and it's giving something back, some control or agency, over this awful thing we've been through.

  3. Mines President Nathan Chishimba:

    There are new, low-cost mines coming on stream in other countries that can thrive in this low price environment, unless Zambia takes action now to address our challenges, so that we can compete with these other countries, our future as a copper producing nation is in peril.

  4. Paul Tabori, _The Natural Science of Stupidity_. (New York: ChiltonCompany, 1960), p. 104.:

    Modern war has decimated many a country; but it has always spawned millions of bureaucrats. They fatten on shortages and thrive on trouble. Peace can never offer such opportunities for exercising petty tyrannies, using red tape to regiment the individual and making life generally unpleasant.

  5. Anthony Burgess:

    Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets.

Images & Illustrations of thrive

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