What does the word Throve mean?

Usage examples for Throve

  1. And then he gat another great spear, and smote down twelve knights, and the most part of them never throve after. – Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II) King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table by Thomas Malory
  2. What son ever revolted even from the worst father, and throve in life? – Lucretia, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. Young Schuber was an exception; he throve as a butcher in the old French market, and courted and married the young Eva Kropp. – Strange True Stories of Louisiana by George Washington Cable