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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Practicing or marked by the practice of thrift; wisely economical. See Synonyms at sparing.
  • adj. Industrious and thriving; prosperous.
  • adj. Growing vigorously; thriving, as a plant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Given to, or evincing, thrift; characterized by economy and good management of property; sparing; frugal.
  • adj. Thriving by industry and frugality; prosperous in the acquisition of worldly goods; increasing in wealth; as, a thrifty farmer or mechanic.
  • adj. Growing rapidly or vigorously; thriving; as, a thrifty plant or colt.
  • adj. Secured by thrift; well husbanded.
  • adj. Well appearing; looking or being in good condition; becoming.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Given to, or evincing, thrift; characterized by economy and good menegement of property; sparing; frugal.
  • adj. Thriving by industry and frugality; prosperous in the acquisition of worldly goods; increasing in wealth.
  • adj. Growing rapidly or vigorously; thriving.
  • adj. Secured by thrift; well husbanded.
  • adj. Well appearing; looking or being in good condition; becoming.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characterized by thrift; frugal; sparing; careful; economical; saving; using economy and good management.
  • Thriving; flourishing; successful; prosperous; fortunate.
  • Well-husbanded.
  • Showing marks of thrift; expensive; rich.
  • Useful; profitable.
  • Synonyms See economy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. mindful of the future in spending money
  • adj. careful and diligent in the use of resources

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  • From the 2009 4-H Market Hog Project Guidelines from Cooperative Extension at the University of Delaware:

    "When selecting your project, look for a healthy pig that:

    - is well muscled
    - has a minimal amount of back fat
    - has deep, full hams
    - is long, trim, and smooth
    - walks free of any stiffness or lameness
    - is thrifty and free of disease"

    August 17, 2010