Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Thrift (Page: 1502)

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. 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. [1503]