What does the word thrive mean?

Usage examples for thrive

  1. No one could have been worse adapted by nature for the task of learning whether a nation was in a way to thrive. – Autobiography of Anthony Trollope by Anthony Trollope
  2. This will need to be watered once or twice a week, and it will grow and thrive all summer long in a corner of your room. – The American Woman's Home by Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe