AskDefine | Define thriving

Dictionary Definition

thriving adj
1 very lively and profitable; "flourishing businesses"; "a palmy time for stockbrokers"; "a prosperous new business"; "doing a roaring trade"; "a thriving tourist center"; "did a thriving business in orchids" [syn: booming, flourishing, palmy, prospering, prosperous, roaring]
2 having or showing vigorous vegetal or animal life; "flourishing crops"; "flourishing chicks"; "a growing boy"; "fast-growing weeds"; "a thriving deer population" [syn: flourishing, growing]

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Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. That thrives; successful; flourishing or prospering.

Noun

  1. The action of the verb to thrive.

Verb

thriving
  1. present participle of thrive

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