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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 thrift /ˈθrɪft/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Thrift n.
 1. A thriving state; good husbandry; economical management in regard to property; frugality.
    The rest, . . . willing to fall to thrift, prove very good husbands.   --Spenser.
 2. Success and advance in the acquisition of property; increase of worldly goods; gain; prosperity.  “Your thrift is gone full clean.”
    I have a mind presages me such thrift.   --Shak.
 3. Vigorous growth, as of a plant.
 4. Bot. One of several species of flowering plants of the genera Statice and Armeria.
 Common thrift Bot., Armeria vulgaris; -- also called sea pink.
 Syn: -- Frugality; economy; prosperity; gain; profit.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: any of numerous sun-loving low-growing evergreens of the
           genus Armeria having round heads of pink or white
      2: extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money
         unnecessarily [syn: parsimony, parsimoniousness, penny-pinching]