Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Prosperous or successful; advancing in well-being or wealth; thrifty; flourishing: increasing; growing: as, a thriving mechanic; a thriving trader; a thriving town.
  • Successful; famous; worthy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective That thrives; successful; flourishing or prospering.
  • noun The action of the verb to thrive.
  • verb Present participle of thrive.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective very lively and profitable

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Examples

  • LONDON - As a government-commissioned inquiry into Britain's journalistic practices opened Monday, its chief lawyer delivered a series of bombshell revelations about what he called a "thriving cottage industry" of illegality at the defunct News of the World tabloid.

    The Seattle Times

  • -- I never heard that any prodigies preceded or accompanied his nativity; or that the planets, or his mother's cravings during her pregnancy, had sealed him with any particular mark or badge of distinction: but have been well assured he was a fine boy, sucked heartily of his mother's milk, and what they call a thriving child.

    Life's Progress Through The Passions Or, The Adventures of Natura

  • Connolly barely held on in thriving suburban Fairfax - the county he long represented on the County Board of Supervisors - and lost the Prince William County portion of his district.

    Va. Democrats took a bruising, but state still remains in 'purple' territory

  • Connolly barely held on in thriving suburban Fairfax - the county he long represented on the County Board of Supervisors - and lost the Prince William County portion of his district.

    Va. Democrats took a bruising, but state still remains in 'purple' territory

  • Connolly barely held on in thriving suburban Fairfax - the county he long represented on the County Board of Supervisors - and lost the Prince William County portion of his district.

    Democrats took a bruising, but state's still in 'purple' territory

  • I hope open Symbian turns that into an again thriving ecosystem.

    Android, hope and skepticism : #comments

  • In Biddya, close to the Israeli settlement of Ariel and the industrial zone of Brukin, the women's group, Women for Life (WfL), and the student organization called Flowers Against the Occupation both see that survival and thriving is also part of the agenda of non-violent resistance.

    Thursdays with my sisters

  • In Biddya, close to the Israeli settlement of Ariel and the industrial zone of Brukin, the women's group, Women for Life (WfL), and the student organization called Flowers Against the Occupation both see that survival and thriving is also part of the agenda of non-violent resistance.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • In the end, the mission succeeds and humanity is once again thriving on the newly resurrected planet.

    REVIEW: Terraforming Earth by Jack Williamson

  • How can the President and his advisors claim that the economy is "thriving" - when 35 million Americans in our country, the richest country in the history of the world, struggled to put food on the table last year and the number of the hungriest Americans keeps going up?

    Sen. Bernie Sanders: Why He Opposes the Nussle Appointment as OMB Director

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