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


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Thrive v. i. [imp. Throve or Thrived p. p. Thrived or Thriven p. pr. & vb. n. Thriving.]
 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.”
 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) 2.0

      adj 1: very lively and profitable; "flourishing businesses"; "a
             palmy time for stockbrokers"; "a prosperous new
             business"; "doing a roaring trade"; "a thriving
             tourist center"; "did a thriving business in orchids"
             [syn: booming, flourishing, palmy, prospering,
              prosperous, roaring]
      2: having or showing vigorous vegetal or animal life;
         "flourishing crops"; "flourishing chicks"; "a growing
         boy"; "fast-growing weeds"; "a thriving deer population"
         [syn: flourishing, growing]