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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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[=i]fask;  probably  originally,  to 
  grasp  for  one's  self  from  [thorn]r[=i]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. 
  --I.  Watts. 
  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?  --Milton. 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  grow  stronger;  "The  economy  was  booming"  [syn:  {boom},  {prosper}, 
  {get  ahead},  {flourish},  {expand}] 
  2:  gain  in  wealth  [syn:  {prosper},  {fligh  high},  {flourish}] 

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