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Meaning of THRIFT

Pronunciation:  thrift

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
  2. [n]  any of numerous sun-loving low-growing evergreens of the genus Armeria having round heads of pink or white flowers

THRIFT is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: parsimoniousness, parsimony, penny-pinching
 See Also: Armeria, Armeria maritima, cliff rose, frugality, frugalness, genus Armeria, sea pink, subshrub, suffrutex



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Thrift\, n. [Icel. [thorn]rift. See {Thrive}.]
1. A thriving state; good husbandry; economical management in
   regard to property; frugality.

         The rest, . . . willing to fall to thrift, prove
         very good husbands.                   --Spenser.

2. Success and advance in the acquisition of property;
   increase of worldly goods; gain; prosperity. ``Your thrift
   is gone full clean.'' --Chaucer.

         I have a mind presages me such thrift. --Shak.

3. Vigorous growth, as of a plant.

4. (Bot.) One of several species of flowering plants of the
   genera {Statice} and {Armeria}.

{Common thrift} (Bot.), {Armeria vulgaris}; -- also called
   {sea pink}.

Syn: Frugality; economy; prosperity; gain; profit.