[syn: thrive, prosper, fly high, flourish]
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):
v 1: grow vigorously; "The deer population in this town is
thriving"; "business is booming" [syn: boom, thrive,
2: make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or
reach a high point in historical significance or importance;
"The new student is thriving" [syn: thrive, prosper, fly
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
54 Moby Thesaurus words for "thrive":
advance, arrive, batten, be energetic, be vigorous, bloom, blossom,
boom, brew, burgeon, burst with energy, come on, develop, fatten,
flourish, flower, fructify, gather, germinate, go, grow, grow fat,
grow up, have energy, hypertrophy, increase, make out, mature,
mushroom, outgrow, overdevelop, overflow with energy, overgrow,
overtop, procreate, progress, prosper, pullulate, reproduce, ripen,
score, shoot up, spring up, sprout, sprout up, succeed, tower,
turn out well, upshoot, upspear, upspring, upsprout, vegetate,