Thrift

Thrift

(thrft), n. [Icel. rift. See Thrive.] 1. A thriving state; good husbandry; economical management in regard to property; frugality.
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The rest, . . . willing to fall to thrift, prove very good husbands.
Spenser.
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2. Success and advance in the acquisition of property; increase of worldly goods; gain; prosperity. "Your thrift is gone full clean." Chaucer.
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I have a mind presages me such thrift.
Shak.
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3. Vigorous growth, as of a plant.
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4. (Bot.) One of several species of flowering plants of the genera Statice and Armeria.
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Common thrift (Bot.), Armeria vulgaris; -- also called sea pink.
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Syn. -- Frugality; economy; prosperity; gain; profit.
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