American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make steady progress; prosper.
- v. To grow vigorously; flourish: "the wild deer that throve here” ( Tom Clancy).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To prosper; flourish; be fortunate or successful.
- To increase in goods and estate; grow rich or richer; keep on increasing one's acquisitions.
- To grow vigorously or luxuriantly; flourish.
- v. To grow or increase stature; to grow vigorously or luxuriantly, to flourish.
- v. To increase in wealth or success; to prosper, be profitable.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To prosper by industry, economy, and good management of property; to increase in goods and estate.
- v. To prosper in any business; to have increase or success.
- v. To increase in bulk or stature; to grow vigorously or luxuriantly, as a plant; to flourish.
- v. grow vigorously
- v. make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance
- From Old Norse þrífask, from þrifa ("grasp"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English thriven, from Old Norse thrīfask, reflexive of thrīfa, to seize. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Consciously and systematically denying others the right to thrive is the most serious sin one can commit as a human being.”
“Unfortunately, the hands off approach that allowed your troop (and mine) to thrive is a thing of the past.”
“As long as punters keep punting, the greedy will continue to thrive from the fruits of their labor.”
“It wants the FCC to adopt rules specifying that the basic open framework that has allowed the Internet to thrive is preserved.”
“And anyone who questions that BN’s political position should thrive is an anti-Semite.”
“Those that adapt and offer good products will thrive from the increased exposure and ancillary revenue streams (even if they’re receiving less from traditional advertising); those that don’t, will cry foul and dwindle away.”
“But walking through the wood every day, sometimes with a proper woodsman in tow, I've come to realise that the way for it to thrive is to do a fairly thorough thinning: to let the light in, get rid of cankered trunks, really allow strong, new growth to come through.”
“After all, during recessions, discretionary products suffer while discount products and companies thrive, which is why Wal-Mart has been doing well.”
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