Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
Thrift (?), n. [Icel. 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.
2. Success and advance in the acquisition of property; increase of worldly goods; gain; prosperity. Your thrift is gone full clean."
I have a mind presages me such thrift.
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.