thrift

  • 1thrift — [θrɪft] noun 1. [countable] also thrift institution FINANCE ORGANIZATIONS in the US, a Savings and Loan Association or savings bank …

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  • 2Thrift — (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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3thrift — n: an institution that promotes saving and provides mortgages; esp: savings and loan association – called also thrift institution; Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4Thrift — can refer to: * A generic term for a savings and loan association in the United States * Thrift (plant) a plant in the genus Armeria that have pink or white flowers; the term is especially used to refer to Armeria maritima * Thrift (protocol), a… …

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  • 5thrift´i|ly — thrift|y «THRIHF tee», adjective, thrift|i|er, thrift|i|est. 1. careful in spending; economical; saving: »a thrifty housewife …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 6thrift|y — «THRIHF tee», adjective, thrift|i|er, thrift|i|est. 1. careful in spending; economical; saving: »a thrifty housewife …

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  • 7thrift — [ θrıft ] noun 1. ) uncount the practice of spending money carefully so that you do not waste any 2. ) thrift or thrift institution count AMERICAN an institution similar to a bank that allows its members to save or borrow money …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 8thrift — [thrift] n. [ME < ON < thrifast, to prosper: see THRIVE] 1. Obs. a) the condition of thriving; prosperity b) physical thriving; vigorous growth 2. careful management of one s money or resources; economy; frugality 3. any of a genus (Armeria …

    English World dictionary

  • 9thrift — /thrift/, n. 1. economical management; economy; frugality. 2. Also called thrift institution. Banking. a savings and loan association, savings bank, or credit union. 3. Also called sea pink. any alpine and maritime plant belonging to the genus… …

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  • 10thrift — c.1300, fact or condition of thriving, also prosperity, savings, from M.E. thriven to thrive (see THRIVE (Cf. thrive)), possibly influenced by O.N. þrift, variant of þrif prosperity, from þrifask to thrive. Sense of habit of saving, economy first …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11thrift — [θrıft] n [U] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old Norse; Origin: wealth and success , from thrifask; THRIVE] old fashioned wise and careful use of money, so that none is wasted →↑spendthrift …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12thrift — [n] economy austerity, carefulness, economizing, frugality, parsimony, providence, prudence, saving, stinginess, thriftiness; concept 335 Ant. extravagance, spending, waste …

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  • 13thrift — ► NOUN 1) carefulness and prudence in the use of money and other resources. 2) a plant which forms low growing tufts of slender leaves with rounded pink flower heads, growing chiefly on sea cliffs and mountains. ORIGIN from Old Norse, grasp, get… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14thrift — spend·thrift·i·ness; thrift; thrift·i·ly; thrift·i·ness; thrift·less; thrift·less·ness; spend·thrift; un·thrift; thrift·less·ly; …

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  • 15thrift — [[t]θrɪ̱ft[/t]] thrifts 1) N UNCOUNT (approval) Thrift is the quality and practice of being careful with money and not wasting things. They were rightly praised for their thrift and enterprise. Ant: extravagance 2) N COUNT A thrift or a thrift… …

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  • 16thrift — UK [θrɪft] / US noun Word forms thrift : singular thrift plural thrifts 1) [uncountable] the practice of spending money carefully so that you do not waste any 2) thrift or thrift institution [countable] American a building society …

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  • 17Thrift — This interesting surname has a number of possible origins. Firstly, it may be of Anglo Saxon origin, and a topographical name from the Olde English pre 7th Century firhthe , woodland, scrub on the edge of a forest, given to someone who lived by… …

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  • 18thrift — n. to practice thrift * * * [θrɪft] to practice thrift …

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  • 19thrift — /θrɪft / (say thrift) noun 1. economical management; economy; frugality. 2. vigorous growth, as of a plant. 3. → sea pink. 4. Obsolete Colloquial accumulated wealth. {Middle English, from thrive. Compare Icelandic thrift prosperity} –thriftless,… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 20thrift — pajūrinė gvaizdė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pliumbaginių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Armeria maritima), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje, Šiaurės Amerikoje ir Čilėje. atitikmenys: lot. Armeria maritima angl. common sea trift; sea cushion;… …

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