[ welth ]
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  1. a great quantity or store of money, valuable possessions, property, or other riches: the wealth of a city.

  2. an abundance or profusion of anything; plentiful amount: a wealth of imagery.

  1. Economics.

    • all things that have a monetary or exchange value.

    • anything that has utility and is capable of being appropriated or exchanged.

  2. rich or valuable contents or produce: the wealth of the soil.

  3. the state of being rich; prosperity; affluence: persons of wealth and standing.

  4. Obsolete. happiness.

Origin of wealth

First recorded in 1200–50; Middle English welth; equivalent to well1 + -th1; modeled on health

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Opposites for wealth

Other words from wealth

  • wealthless, adjective
  • o·ver·wealth, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for wealth


/ (wɛlθ) /

  1. a large amount of money and valuable material possessions

  2. the state of being rich

  1. a great profusion: a wealth of gifts

  2. economics all goods and services with monetary, exchangeable, or productive value

Origin of wealth

C13 welthe, from weal ²; related to well 1

Derived forms of wealth

  • wealthless, adjective

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