- to prosper; be fortunate or successful.
- to grow or develop vigorously; flourish: The children thrived in the country.
Origin of thrive
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Examples from the Web for thrivers
From this table we see that the thrivers of Scotland are threble thribers in Derbyshire.Comparative Studies in Nursery Rhymes
- to grow strongly and vigorously
- to do well; prosper
Word Origin and History for thrivers
c.1200, from Old Norse þrifask "to thrive," originally "grasp to oneself," probably from Old Norse þrifa "to clutch, grasp, grip" (cf. Swedish trifvas, Danish trives "to thrive, flourish"), of unknown origin. Related: Thrived; thriving.