(thrv), v. i. [imp. Throve (thrv) or Thrived (thrvd); p. p. Thrived or Thriven (thrv"'n); p. pr. & vb. n. Thriving.] [OE. riven, Icel. rfask; probably originally, to grasp for one's self, from rfa to grasp; akin to Dan. trives to thrive, Sw. trifvas. Cf. Thrift.] 1. To prosper by industry, economy, and good management of property; to increase in goods and estate; as, a farmer thrives by good husbandry.
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Diligence and humility is the way to thrive in the riches of the understanding, as well as in gold.
I. Watts.
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2. To prosper in any business; to have increase or success. "They by vices thrive." Sandys.
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O son, why sit we here, each other viewing
Idly, while Satan, our great author, thrives?
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And so she throve and prospered.
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3. To increase in bulk or stature; to grow vigorously or luxuriantly, as a plant; to flourish; as, young cattle thrive in rich pastures; trees thrive in a good soil.
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