noun, plural e·con·o·mies.
- the divine plan for humanity, from creation through redemption to final beatitude.
- the method of divine administration, as at a particular time or for a particular race.
Origin of economy
Related formsnon·e·con·o·my, noun, plural non·e·con·o·mies.sub·e·con·o·my, noun, plural sub·e·con·o·mies.su·per·e·con·o·my, noun, plural su·per·e·con·o·mies.
Examples from the Web for economy
Unlike the Soviet Union at a certain period in history, the Russian economy does not hold a candle to that of the United States.
The economy has begun to add jobs, but the quality of those jobs is an increasing concern.
Sometimes a column has the economy and rhythm of a short story.
Improving an economy is a lot harder with only half the population working.
The irony has thinned with the economy, perhaps: Who can really afford just to pretend to DIY today?Glenn Beck Is Now Selling Hipster Clothes. Really.|Ana Marie Cox|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I am satisfied now that my duties do not lie here, though the dear creatures here will be a constant motive for work and economy.George Eliot's Life, Vol. I (of 3)|George Eliot
And it is because they serve necessary uses in their own economy that they are found so necessary in the economy of man.The Quiver 3/1900|Anonymous
Man thirsted and nature satisfied; the economy of the world was thus balanced and all was well.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
One of the street sweepers used to teach in the school until it was shut up for the sake of economy.Augustus Does His Bit|George Bernard Shaw
In an economy of complete abundance, there is little reason for repair of basic commodities.Mercenary|Dallas McCord Reynolds
British Dictionary definitions for economy
noun plural -mies
- the complex of human activities concerned with the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services
- a particular type or branch of such production, distribution, and consumptiona socialist economy; an agricultural economy
- a class of travel in aircraft, providing less luxurious accommodation than first class at a lower fare
- (as modifier)economy class