wealth

[ welth ]
/ wɛlθ /

noun

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.
Economics.
  1. all things that have a monetary or exchange value.
  2. 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

1200–50; Middle English welth (see well1, -th1); modeled on health

Related forms

wealth·less, adjectiveo·ver·wealth, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for wealth

wealth

/ (wɛlθ) /

noun

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

Derived Forms

wealthless, adjective

Word Origin for wealth

C13 welthe, from weal ²; related to well 1
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