What does the word economical mean?

Usage examples for economical

  1. She was much too economical of her precious caps to waste one in a hammock. – Jan and Her Job by L. Allen Harker
  2. There is a proposition under consideration, for establishing packet- boats on a more economical plan, from Havre to Boston; but its success is uncertain, and still more, its duration. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson