- 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 thriving
Since 2009, the goat has had a thriving Twitter presence as well, today enjoying up to nearly 8,000 followers.Sweden’s Burning Christmas Goat
December 25, 2014
Thousands of years ago, Meroe was a thriving hub of trade and home to some 25,000 residents.Egypt Ain’t The Only Pyramid Show In Town
December 11, 2014
The company has been plagued by accusations of rape in the United States but still appears to be thriving.Uber Finally Gets Banned—in Delhi
December 9, 2014
Thanks to the jazz scene, the city fostered a thriving African-American culture.Those Kansas City Blues: A Family History
October 24, 2014
But even before this celebrity benediction, Brooklyn was thriving in the City of Lights.How Brooklyn Invaded Paris—Next Stop, the World
October 23, 2014
Apropos, your little godson is thriving charmingly, but is a very deil.The Letters of Robert Burns
But then the Mayor is a thriving man, and has a wife to look after him.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
So that the ruler of the sea can get in supplies from a thriving district.
He left the park, and wandered into a thriving luncheonette.Dream Town
Es-Salt is a populous and thriving town, the only one in all that country.Byeways in Palestine
- to grow strongly and vigorously
- to do well; prosper
Word Origin and History for thriving
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.