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THRIFT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does thrift mean? 

THRIFT (noun)
  The noun THRIFT has 2 senses:

1. any of numerous sun-loving low-growing evergreens of the genus Armeria having round heads of pink or white flowers
2. extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily

  Familiarity information: THRIFT used as a noun is rare.


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THRIFT (noun)


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Meaning:

Any of numerous sun-loving low-growing evergreens of the genus Armeria having round heads of pink or white flowers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("thrift" is a kind of...):

subshrub; suffrutex (low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "thrift"):

Armeria maritima; cliff rose; sea pink (tufted thrift of seacoasts and mountains of north temperate zone; occasionally grown as a ground cover)

Holonyms ("thrift" is a member of...):

Armeria; genus Armeria (shrubby or herbaceous low-growing evergreen perennials)


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Meaning:

Extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

parsimoniousness; parsimony; penny-pinching; thrift

Hypernyms ("thrift" is a kind of...):

frugality; frugalness (prudence in avoiding waste)


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