1. [syn: booming, flourishing, palmy, prospering, prosperous, roaring, thriving]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Thrive \Thrive\ (thr[imac]v), v. i. [imp. Throve (thr[=o]v) or
Thrived (thr[imac]vd); p. p. Thrived or Thriven
(thr[i^]v"'n); p. pr. & vb. n. Thriving.] [OE.
[thorn]riven, Icel. [thorn]r[imac]fask; probably originally,
to grasp for one's self, from [thorn]r[imac]fa 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.
2. To prosper in any business; to have increase or success.
"They by vices thrive." --Sandys.
O son, why sit we here, each other viewing
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: very lively and profitable; "flourishing businesses"; "a
palmy time for stockbrokers"; "a prosperous new
business"; "doing a roaring trade"; "a thriving tourist
center"; "did a thriving business in orchids" [syn:
booming, flourishing, palmy, prospering,
prosperous, roaring, thriving]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
72 Moby Thesaurus words for "thriving":
abundance, abundant, advancing, balmy, blooming, blossoming,
booming, bountiful, budding, burgeoning, bursting, bursting out,
clear, copious, creative, crescent, developed, ease, easy,
exuberant, fair, fat, fecund, fertile, florescent, flourishing,
flowering, fructiferous, fruitful, fruiting, full-fledged,
full-grown, fully developed, generous, going strong, growing,
grown, grown-up, halcyon, hypertrophied, in full swing,
in good case, lush, luxuriant, mature, overdeveloped, overgrown,
palmy, piping, plenteous, plentiful, pregnant, productive,
progressing, proliferous, prolific, prospering, prosperous, rich,
roaring, robust, rosy, seminal, sleek, sprouting, superabundant,
swarming, teeming, thrifty, uberous, vigorous, well-being