Definition for throve (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), thrived or throve, thrived or thriv·en [thriv-uhn] /ˈθrɪv ən/, thriv·ing.
Origin of thrive
Examples from the Web for throve
Nevertheless, she was able to suckle the infant, who did well from its birth and throve rapidly.The Devil's Garden|W. B. Maxwell
They breathed an atmosphere of shame, and throve on what kills honest people.'Victor Hugo: His Life and Works|G. Barnett Smith
Page 269, he tells of camels brought by some Guiana ships to Virginia, but had not then heard how they throve with us.The History of Virginia, in Four Parts|Robert Beverley
At Venice they lived and throve, and made money for two hundred years.The Earl of Beaconsfield|James Anthony Froude
With all the official turmoil that grew and throve at Minneconjou in the week that followed, this narrative has nothing to do.A Soldier's Trial|Charles King
British Dictionary definitions for throve (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for throve (2 of 2)
verb thrives, thriving, thrived, throve, thrived or thriven (ˈθrɪvən) (intr)
Word Origin for thrive
Word Origin and History for throve
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.