Definition for THRIFT

THRIFT, n. [from thrive.]

  1. Frugality; good husbandry; economical management in regard to property. The rest – willing to fall to thrift, prove very good husbands. Spenser.
  2. Prosperity; success and advance in the acquisition of property; increase of worldly goods; gain. I have a mind presages me such thrift. Shak.
  3. Vigorous growth, as of a plant.
  4. In botany, a plant of the genus Statice.

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