thrift-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: a savings bank, savings and loan institution

Commentary: THRIFT[+institution][+financial][+savings]

Wall Street is waiting to see how the thrifts will respond to the new interest rates.
Bill worked at a thrift institution for two years before joining a trading firm.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 2: frugality with resources, especially money

Commentary: THRIFT[+quality][+parsimony][+frugality]

Mary shows thrift in only shopping at the discount and bargain stores.
There is a refreshing thrift of words in his writing style.
The old man accumulated a fortune during his life through thrift and hard work.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a genus of low-growing evergreen

Commentary: THRIFT[+organism][+plant][+evergreen]

The small pink and white flowers of the thrift look nice against the brick facade of that house.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 4: vigorous, healthy growth

Commentary: THRIFT[+activity][+growth][+healthy]

The daffodils and crocuses are coming up this year with great thrift.
Fertilize your garden to ensure thrift.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1