affluent

[ af-loo-uh nt or, often, uh-floo- ]
/ ˈæf lu ənt or, often, əˈflu- /

adjective

having an abundance of wealth, property, or other material goods; prosperous; rich: an affluent person.
abounding in anything; abundant.
flowing freely: an affluent fountain.

noun

a tributary stream.
an affluent person: a luxurious resort appealing to young affluents.

Origin of affluent

1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin affluent- (stem of affluēns rich; orig. present participle of affluere), equivalent to af- af- + flu- flow + -ent -ent
SYNONYMS FOR affluent
1 See rich.
2 teeming.
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affluent

/ (ˈæflʊənt) /

adjective

rich; wealthy
abundant; copious
flowing freely

noun

archaic a tributary stream

Word Origin for affluent

C15: from Latin affluent-, present participle of affluere to flow towards, from fluere to flow
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Word Origin and History for affluently

affluent


adj.

mid-15c., "flowing," from Middle French affluent (14c.) or directly from Latin affluentem (nominative affluens) "flowing toward, abounding, rich, copious," present participle of affluere "flow toward," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + fluere "to flow" (see fluent).

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