Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 817. Economy.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (II) Intersocial Volition
Section IV. Possessive Relations
4. Monetary Relations
817. Economy.
NOUN:ECONOMY, frugality; thrift, thriftiness; care, husbandry, good housewifery, savingness, retrenchment.
  SAVINGS; prevention of waste, saveall; parsimony [See Parsimony].
VERB:BE ECONOMICAL &c. adj.; practice economy, economize, save; retrench, cut down expenses; cut one’s coat according to one’s cloth, make both ends meet, keep within compass, meet one’s expenses, keep one’s head above water, pay one’s way; husband &c. (lay by) [See Store]; save -, invest- money; put out to interest; provide -, save- -for, - against- a rainy day; feather one’s nest; look after the main chance [colloq.].
ADJECTIVE:ECONOMICAL, frugal, careful, thrifty, saving, chary, spare, sparing; parsimonious [See Parsimony]; sufficient; plain.
ADVERB:SPARINGLY &c. adj.; ne quid nimis [L.].
  1. Adde parvum parvo magnus acervus erit.
  2. Magnum est vectigal parsimonia.—Cicero
  3. Though on pleasure she was bent, She had a frugal mind.—Cowper
  4. Gars auld claes look amaist as weel’s the new.—Burns



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