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.
- wealthless, adjective
- o·ver·wealth, noun
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How to use wealth in a sentence
His proposal focuses on delivering equitable solutions to close racial gaps in health, education, environmental justice and wealth.
Bloomberg reports that, in China, HSBC has ramped up investment in commercial banking, credit cards, investment banking, and wealth management, and now employs more than 8,000 in 170 outlets in the country.HSBC walks the tightrope between Beijing and the U.S. | claychandler | August 27, 2020 | Fortune
Crypto—once reserved for the gamers, coders, and early tech millionaires—is now a place where more people have the opportunity to participate in an alternative system where they can have more control over their wealth.Why 2020 might be the year cryptocurrency goes mainstream | jakemeth | August 24, 2020 | Fortune
Gorton scolded Giannulli for what he described as “breathtaking fraud” made possible by his wealth and privilege.Lori Loughlin gets two months in prison after judge accepts plea deal in college bribery scandal | radmarya | August 21, 2020 | Fortune
A pandemic-spurred rise in e-learning also raises questions about whether pricey university educations are worth the cost, when there are a wealth of online options.
The Perfect Storm writer talks combat brotherhood and the threat posed by growing wealth inequality.Sebastian Junger on War, Loss, and a Divided America | The Daily Beast Video | January 1, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The second, and perhaps more surprising, is the wealth of human capital already existent in the region.
Here, black children are born into families with about 10 percent—one-tenth—the average wealth of white families.
Why have educational outcomes so stubbornly flat-lined in the face of this wealth of educational resources?
He was a scion of immense wealth, a civil rights activist, and an art collector and patron.
The old earl's property, the source of his wealth, as from his title the reader will have shrewdly guessed, was in collieries.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
It is a lofty and richly-decorated pile of the fourteenth century; and tells of the labours and the wealth of a foreign land.
He saw with evident pleasure the outward and visible signs of the old earl's immense wealth.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
If wealth were always thus employed, it were a pity that great fortunes are not more numerous.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
Here and there exceptional industry or extraordinary capacity raised the artisan to wealth and turned the "man" into the "master."The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
British Dictionary definitions for wealth
a large amount of money and valuable material possessions
the state of being rich
a great profusion: a wealth of gifts
economics all goods and services with monetary, exchangeable, or productive value
- wealthless, adjective
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