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 for economy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  economy \e*con"o*my\ ([-e]*k[o^]n"[-o]*m[y^]), n.; pl.
     Economies ([-e]*k[o^]n"[-o]*m[i^]z). [F. ['e]conomie, L.
     oeconomia household management, fr. Gr. o'ikonomi`a, fr.
     o'ikono`mos one managing a household; o'i^kos house (akin to
     L. vicus village, E. vicinity) + no`mos usage, law, rule, fr.
     ne`mein to distribute, manage. See Vicinity, Nomad.]
     1. The management of domestic affairs; the regulation and
        government of household matters; especially as they
        concern expense or disbursement; as, a careful economy.
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              Himself busy in charge of the household economies.
                                                    --Froude.
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     2. Orderly arrangement and management of the internal affairs
        of a state or of any establishment kept up by production
        and consumption; esp., such management as directly
        concerns wealth; as, political economy.
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     3. The system of rules and regulations by which anything is
        managed; orderly system of regulating the distribution and
        uses of parts, conceived as the result of wise and
        economical adaptation in the author, whether human or
        divine; as, the animal or vegetable economy; the economy
        of a poem; the Jewish economy.
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              The position which they [the verb and adjective]
              hold in the general economy of language. --Earle.
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              In the Greek poets, as also in Plautus, we shall see
              the economy . . . of poems better observed than in
              Terence.                              --B. Jonson.
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              The Jews already had a Sabbath, which, as citizens
              and subjects of that economy, they were obliged to
              keep.                                 --Paley.
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     4. Thrifty and frugal housekeeping; management without loss
        or waste; frugality in expenditure; prudence and
        disposition to save; as, a housekeeper accustomed to
        economy but not to parsimony.
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     Political economy. See under Political.
  
     Syn: Economy, Frugality, Parsimony. Economy avoids all
          waste and extravagance, and applies money to the best
          advantage; frugality cuts off indulgences, and proceeds
          on a system of saving. The latter conveys the idea of
          not using or spending superfluously, and is opposed to
          lavishness or profusion. Frugality is usually applied to
          matters of consumption, and commonly points to
          simplicity of manners; parsimony is frugality carried to
          an extreme, involving meanness of spirit, and a sordid
          mode of living. Economy is a virtue, and parsimony a
          vice.
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                I have no other notion of economy than that it is
                the parent to liberty and ease.     --Swift.
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                The father was more given to frugality, and the
                son to riotousness [luxuriousness]. --Golding.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  economy
      n 1: the system of production and distribution and consumption
           [syn: economy, economic system]
      2: the efficient use of resources; "economy of effort"
      3: frugality in the expenditure of money or resources; "the
         Scots are famous for their economy" [syn: economy,
         thriftiness]
      4: an act of economizing; reduction in cost; "it was a small
         economy to walk to work every day"; "there was a saving of 50
         cents" [syn: economy, saving]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  86 Moby Thesaurus words for "economy":
     GNP, barter economy, brevity, briefness, budget,
     capitalistic economy, carefulness, cheap, cheeseparing,
     collectivized economy, compactness, conciseness, concision,
     conservation, conservatism, consumer economy, control, curtness,
     discretion, diversified economy, easy, economic, economic system,
     economy of assumption, economy of means, elegance, farm economy,
     forehandedness, free-enterprise economy, frugal, frugality,
     gross national product, handicraft economy, hot economy, husbandry,
     industrial economy, inexpensive, laissez-faire, law of parsimony,
     local economy, low, low-priced, manageable, meanness,
     mercantile economy, miserliness, moderate, modest,
     national economy, niggardliness, nominal, overheated economy,
     parsimoniousness, parsimony, paucity, pinching, planned economy,
     private-enterprise economy, providence, prudence, reasonable,
     restraint, rural economy, saving, scrimping, sensible, shabby,
     shoddy, skimping, socialistic economy, sound economy, stinginess,
     stinting, succinctness, terseness, thrift, thriftiness, token,
     town economy, unexpensive, urban economy, village economy,
     war economy, within means, world economy, worth the money
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  ECONOMY, n.  Purchasing the barrel of whiskey that you do not need for
  the price of the cow that you cannot afford.
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Economy, IN -- U.S. town in Indiana
     Population (2000):    200
     Housing Units (2000): 79
     Land area (2000):     0.096963 sq. miles (0.251134 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.096963 sq. miles (0.251134 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            20152
     Located within:       Indiana (IN), FIPS 18
     Location:             39.976293 N, 85.085945 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     47339
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Economy, IN
      Economy
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Economy, PA -- U.S. borough in Pennsylvania
     Population (2000):    9363
     Housing Units (2000): 3629
     Land area (2000):     17.698873 sq. miles (45.839868 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.069934 sq. miles (0.181128 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    17.768807 sq. miles (46.020996 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            22264
     Located within:       Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
     Location:             40.638466 N, 80.184891 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Economy, PA
      Economy
  

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