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NOUN (2)

1. any of numerous sun-loving low-growing evergreens of the genus Armeria having round heads of pink or white flowers;

2. extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily;
[syn: parsimony, parsimoniousness, thrift, penny-pinching]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Thrift \Thrift\ (thr[i^]ft), n. [Icel. [thorn]rift. See Thrive.] 1. A thriving state; good husbandry; economical management in regard to property; frugality. [1913 Webster] The rest, . . . willing to fall to thrift, prove very good husbands. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Success and advance in the acquisition of property; increase of worldly goods; gain; prosperity. "Your thrift is gone full clean." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] I have a mind presages me such thrift. --Shak. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] 3. Vigorous growth, as of a plant. [1913 Webster] 4. (Bot.) One of several species of flowering plants of the genera Statice and Armeria. [1913 Webster] Common thrift (Bot.), Armeria vulgaris; -- also called sea pink. [1913 Webster] Syn: Frugality; economy; prosperity; gain; profit. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

thrift n 1: any of numerous sun-loving low-growing evergreens of the genus Armeria having round heads of pink or white flowers 2: extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily [syn: parsimony, parsimoniousness, thrift, penny-pinching]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

34 Moby Thesaurus words for "thrift": austerity, austerity program, canniness, care, carefulness, chariness, economic planning, economicalness, economizing, economy, economy of means, false economy, forehandedness, frugality, frugalness, good management, husbandry, management, miserliness, niggardliness, parsimoniousness, parsimony, penuriousness, providence, prudence, prudential administration, saving, scrimping, skimping, sparingness, stinginess, thriftiness, tight purse strings, unwastefulness