- a great quantity or store of money, valuable possessions, property, or other riches: the wealth of a city.
- an abundance or profusion of anything; plentiful amount: a wealth of imagery.
- all things that have a monetary or exchange value.
- anything that has utility and is capable of being appropriated or exchanged.
- rich or valuable contents or produce: the wealth of the soil.
- the state of being rich; prosperity; affluence: persons of wealth and standing.
- Obsolete. happiness.
Origin of wealth
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2. richness, amplitude, fullness. 3a. possessions, assets, goods, property, money. 5. opulence, fortune.
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Examples from the Web for wealth
The second, and perhaps more surprising, is the wealth of human capital already existent in the region.The Rustbelt Roars Back From the Dead
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He turns a visit to a prefab home emporium into a meditation on wealth as a path to spiritual legitimacy.Charles D’Ambrosio’s X-Ray Vision Is On Full Display In His New Essay Collection.
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Force senators, their spouses and their immediate family to report their wealth down to the last dollar and cent.
For Reid, wealth accumulation has come from a steady diet of land deals and playing the market.
It had been folly enough while he believed that she stood ready to accept him and his wealth.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Wealth is not inimical to welfare; it ought to be its friendliest agency.
They are the volunteers, the owner-drivers of the Corps, many of them men of wealth and title.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
He spoke with the sureness of a man of wealth, confident that money will salve any wound.Within the Law
She tries to deceive Caesar as to her wealth, and is shamed by her treasurer Seleucus.The Man Shakespeare
- a large amount of money and valuable material possessions
- the state of being rich
- a great profusiona wealth of gifts
- economics all goods and services with monetary, exchangeable, or productive value
C13 welthe, from weal ²; related to well 1
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Word Origin and History for wealth
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