Definitions for WEALTHwɛlθ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a great quantity or store of money, property, or other riches.

    Category: Business

  2. plentiful amount; abundance:

    a wealth of imagery.

  3. any or all things with monetary or exchange value.

    Category: Business

  4. rich or valuable contents or produce:

    the wealth of the soil.

  5. the state of being rich; prosperity; affluence.

  6. Obs. happiness.

Origin of wealth:

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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. wealth, wealthiness(noun)

    the state of being rich and affluent; having a plentiful supply of material goods and money

    "great wealth is not a sign of great intelligence"

  2. wealth(noun)

    the quality of profuse abundance

    "she has a wealth of talent"

  3. wealth, riches(noun)

    an abundance of material possessions and resources

  4. wealth(noun)

    property that has economic utility: a monetary value or an exchange value

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. wealth(noun)ɛlθ

    large amounts of money, property, and resources

    his family's great wealth

  2. wealthɛlθ

    the state of having wealth

    the relative wealth of western nations

  3. wealthɛlθ

    a large amount of

    a university with a wealth of talented educators


  1. wealth(Noun)

    Weal; welfare; prosperity; good; well-being; happiness; joy.

  2. wealth(Noun)

    Riches; valuable material possessions.

  3. wealth(Noun)

    A great amount; an abundance or plenty.

    She brings a wealth of knowledge to the project.

  4. wealth(Noun)

    Power, of the kind associated with a great deal of money.

  5. Origin: From welth, welthe, weolthe, alteration (due to similar words in -th: compare helth, derth) of wele, from wela, from welô, from wel-, equivalent to . Cognate with weelde, weelde, welida, welitha. Related also to Wohl, vel, väl. More at weal, well.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wealth(noun)

    weal; welfare; prosperity; good

  2. Wealth(noun)

    large possessions; a comparative abundance of things which are objects of human desire; esp., abundance of worldly estate; affluence; opulence; riches


  1. Wealth

    Wealth is the abundance of valuable resources or material possessions. The word wealth is derived from the old English weal, which is from an Indo-European word stem. An individual, community, region or country that possesses an abundance of such possessions or resources is known as wealthy. The concept of wealth is of significance in all areas of economics, and clearly so for growth economics and development economics yet the meaning of wealth is context-dependent. At the most general level, economists may define wealth as "anything of value" which captures both the subjective nature of the idea and the idea that it is not a fixed or static concept. Various definitions and concepts of wealth have been asserted by various individuals and in different contexts. Defining wealth can be a normative process with various ethical implications, since often wealth maximization is seen as a goal or is thought to be a normative principle of its own. The United Nations definition of inclusive wealth is a monetary measure which includes the sum of natural, human and physical assets. Natural capital includes land, forests, fossil fuels, and minerals. Human capital is the population's education and skills. Physical capital includes such things as machinery, buildings, and infrastructure.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Wealth

    defined by Ruskin to be the possession of things in themselves valuable, that is, of things available for the support of life, or inherently possessed of life-giving power.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. wealth

    A cunning device of Fate whereby men are made captive, and burdened with responsibilities from which only Death can file their fetters.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'WEALTH' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2607

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'WEALTH' in Nouns Frequency: #1154

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