Common thrift(Bot.), Armeria vulgaris; — also called sea pink.

Syn. — Frugality; economy; prosperity; gain; profit.

(Thrift"i*ly) adv.

1. In a thrifty manner.

2. Carefully; properly; becomingly. [Obs.]

A young clerk . . . in Latin thriftily them gret [greeted].

(Thrift"i*ness), n. The quality or state of being thrifty; thrift.

(Thrift"less), a. Without thrift; not prudent or prosperous in money affairs.Thrift"less*ly, adv.Thrift"less*ness, n.

(Thrift"y) a. [Compar. Thriftier ; superl. Thriftiest.]

1. Given to, or evincing, thrift; characterized by economy and good menegement of property; sparing; frugal.

Her chaffer was so thrifty and so new.

I am glad he hath so much youth and vigor left, of which he hath not been thrifty.

2. Thriving by industry and frugality; prosperous in the acquisition of worldly goods; increasing in wealth; as, a thrifty farmer or mechanic.

3. Growing rapidly or vigorously; thriving; as, a thrifty plant or colt.

4. Secured by thrift; well husbanded. [R.]

I have five hundred crowns,
The thrifty hire I saved under your father.

5. Well appearing; looking or being in good condition; becoming. [Obs.]

I sit at home, I have no thrifty cloth.

Syn. — Frugal; sparing; economical; saving; careful.

(Thrill) n. [See Trill.] A warbling; a trill.

(Thrill), n. [AS. þyrel an aperture. See Thrill, v. t.] A breathing place or hole; a nostril, as of a bird.

1. A thriving state; good husbandry; economical management in regard to property; frugality.

The rest, . . . willing to fall to thrift, prove very good husbands.

2. Success and advance in the acquisition of property; increase of worldly goods; gain; prosperity. "Your thrift is gone full clean." Chaucer.

I have a mind presages me such thrift.

3. Vigorous growth, as of a plant.

4. (Bot.) One of several species of flowering plants of the genera Statice and Armeria.

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