Definitions for Richrɪtʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

richrɪtʃ(adj.; n.)-er, -est

  1. (adj.)having wealth or great possessions; abundantly supplied with resources, means, or funds.

  2. abounding in natural resources:

    a rich territory.

  3. abounding (usu. fol. by in or with):

    rich in beauty.

  4. of great value or worth:

    a rich harvest.

  5. delectably or excessively spicy, or sweet and abounding in butter or cream:

    a rich gravy; a rich pastry.

  6. costly, expensively elegant, or fine, as jewels.

  7. made of valuable materials or with elaborate workmanship, as furniture.

  8. (of color) deep, strong, or vivid.

  9. full and mellow in tone:

    a rich voice.

  10. strongly fragrant; pungent:

    a rich odor.

  11. producing or yielding abundantly:

    rich soil.

    Category: Agriculture

  12. abundant, plentiful, or ample:

    a rich supply.

  13. (of a mixture in a fuel system) having a relatively high ratio of fuel to air

    Category: Automotive

    Ref: (contrasted with lean 1 2 5 ).

  14. Informal. highly amusing. ridiculous; absurd.

    Category: Informal

  15. (n.)the rich, rich persons collectively.

Origin of rich:

bef. 900; OE rīce, c. OHG rīh(h)i (G reich), Go reikeis wealthy, ult. < Celtic *rīg-s king



  1. Adrienne, born 1929, U.S. poet.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rich people, rich(adj)

    people who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group)

    "only the very rich benefit from this legislation"

  2. rich(adj)

    possessing material wealth

    "her father is extremely rich"; "many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles"

  3. rich(adj)

    having an abundant supply of desirable qualities or substances (especially natural resources)

    "blessed with a land rich in minerals"; "rich in ideas"; "rich with cultural interest"

  4. rich(adj)

    of great worth or quality

    "a rich collection of antiques"

  5. fat, fertile, productive, rich(adj)

    marked by great fruitfulness

    "fertile farmland"; "a fat land"; "a productive vineyard"; "rich soil"

  6. deep, rich(adj)

    strong; intense

    "deep purple"; "a rich red"

  7. rich(adj)

    very productive

    "rich seams of coal"

  8. rich(adj)

    high in mineral content; having a high proportion of fuel to air

    "a rich vein of copper", "a rich gas mixture"

  9. rich(adj)

    suggestive of or characterized by great expense

    "a rich display"

  10. rich(adj)

    containing plenty of fat, or eggs, or sugar

    "rich desserts"; "they kept gorging on rich foods"

  11. full-bodied, racy, rich, robust(adj)

    marked by richness and fullness of flavor

    "a rich ruby port"; "full-bodied wines"; "a robust claret"; "the robust flavor of fresh-brewed coffee"

  12. rich(adj)

    pleasantly full and mellow

    "a rich tenor voice"

  13. ample, copious, plenteous, plentiful, rich(adj)

    affording an abundant supply

    "had ample food for the party"; "copious provisions"; "food is plentiful"; "a plenteous grape harvest"; "a rich supply"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. rich(adjective)ɪtʃ

    ≠ poor

    a family who got rich in the oil business

  2. richɪtʃ

    ≠ the poor

    The rich don't know how lucky they are.

  3. richɪtʃ

    ≠ poor

    a rich and vibrant cultural history; a region rich in natural resources; These books are rich sources of ideas for kids.

  4. richɪtʃ

    (of food) made with lots of butter, cream, eggs, etc.

    a rich chocolate dessert

  5. richɪtʃ

    (of colors or sounds) strong and full

    the cello's rich sound; the rich reds and blues of the rugs

  6. richɪtʃ

    (of soil) providing lots of nutrients for plants

    the dark rich soil


  1. rich(Adjective)

    Wealthy: having a lot of money and possessions.

  2. rich(Adjective)

    Having a fatty, intense flavour.

  3. rich(Adjective)

    Plentiful, abounding, abundant, fulfilling

  4. rich(Adjective)

    Very amusing.

  5. rich(Adjective)

    Ridiculous, absurd.

  6. rich(Adjective)

    Elaborate, having complex formatting, multimedia, or depth of interaction.

  7. rich(Adjective)

    Of a fuel-air mixture, having less air than is necessary to burn all of the fuel; less air- or oxygen- rich than necessary for a stoichiometric reaction.

  8. Rich(ProperNoun)


  9. Origin: From riche, from rice, from rīkijaz, probably from rīgos, from reg-. Cognate with ryk, rijk, reich, rig, ríkur. The Middle English word was reinforced by riche, from the same Proto-Germanic root.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rich

    having an abundance of material possessions; possessed of a large amount of property; well supplied with land, goods, or money; wealthy; opulent; affluent; -- opposed to poor

  2. Rich

    hence, in general, well supplied; abounding; abundant; copious; bountiful; as, a rich treasury; a rich entertainment; a rich crop

  3. Rich

    yielding large returns; productive or fertile; fruitful; as, rich soil or land; a rich mine

  4. Rich

    composed of valuable or costly materials or ingredients; procured at great outlay; highly valued; precious; sumptuous; costly; as, a rich dress; rich silk or fur; rich presents

  5. Rich

    abounding in agreeable or nutritive qualities; -- especially applied to articles of food or drink which are high-seasoned or abound in oleaginous ingredients, or are sweet, luscious, and high-flavored; as, a rich dish; rich cream or soup; rich pastry; rich wine or fruit

  6. Rich

    not faint or delicate; vivid; as, a rich color

  7. Rich

    full of sweet and harmonius sounds; as, a rich voice; rich music

  8. Rich

    abounding in beauty; gorgeous; as, a rich landscape; rich scenery

  9. Rich

    abounding in humor; exciting amusement; entertaining; as, the scene was a rich one; a rich incident or character

  10. Rich(verb)

    to enrich

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Rich' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1595

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Rich' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1506

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Rich' in Adjectives Frequency: #155

Translations for Rich

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


wealthy; having a lot of money, possessions etc

a rich man/country.

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