Thrive(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.
Diligence and humility is the way to thrive in the riches of the understanding, as well as in gold.I. Watts.
2. To prosper in any business; to have increase or success. "They by vices thrive."
O son, why sit we here, each other viewingMilton.
Idly, while Satan, our great author, thrives?
And so she throve and prospered.Tennyson.
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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