Definitions for Welfareˈwɛlˌfɛər
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word Welfare
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the good fortune, health, happiness, prosperity, etc., of a person, group, or organization; well-being.
Ref: welfare work.
financial or other assistance given to those in poverty or need; public relief.
Idioms for welfare:
on welfare, receiving financial or other assistance from the government because of poverty or need.
Category: Idiom, Government
Origin of welfare:
1275–1325; ME, from phrase wel fare. See well1, fare
social welfare, welfare, public assistance(noun)
governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need
"she lives on welfare"
something that aids or promotes well-being
"for the benefit of all"
wellbeing, well-being, welfare, upbeat, eudaemonia, eudaimonia(noun)
a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous
"the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
care or government money given to poor, sick, etc. people
to receive welfare; families on welfare
sb's physical and mental health
authorities concerned for the missing boy's welfare
health, happiness and prosperity; well-being in any respect
(chiefly U.S.) various forms of financial aid provided by the government to those who are in need of it (abbreviated form of Welfare assistance), social security, income support,
Origin: wel faran "wellness" (cognate with Old Norse velferð, Swedish välfärd and Dutch welvaart.) Equivalent to .
well-doing or well-being in any respect; the enjoyment of health and the common blessings of life; exemption from any evil or calamity; prosperity; happiness
Welfare is the provision of a minimal level of well-being and social support for all citizens, sometimes referred to as public aid. In most developed countries welfare is largely provided by the government, and to a lesser extent, charities, informal social groups, religious groups, and inter-governmental organizations. The welfare state expands on this concept to include services such as universal healthcare and unemployment insurance.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Welfare' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2110
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Welfare' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4177
Rank popularity for the word 'Welfare' in Nouns Frequency: #951
Translations for Welfare
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
mental and physical health; living conditions
Who is looking after the child's welfare?
- رفاهِيَّه، صالِحArabic
- bem-estarPortuguese (BR)
- das WohlergehenGerman
- vel; velfærdDanish
- ευημερία, υγεία, καλοπέρασηGreek
- سلامت و آسايشFarsi
- dobrobit, blagostanjeCroatian
- velferð, velmegunIcelandic
- benessere, beneItalian
- 행복, 복지Korean
- dobrobyt, szczęściePolish
- stare bună a sănătăţii; bunăstareRomanian
- blaho(byt), prosperitaSlovak
- välfärd, välSwedish
- ความมีสุขภาพดี; สวัสดิภาพThai
- sağlık, afiyet, refahTurkish
- 身心健康，福祉Chinese (Trad.)
- добробут, достатокUkrainian
- فلاح و بہبودUrdu
- khoẻ mạnh; thịnh vượngVietnamese
- 幸福，康乐Chinese (Simp.)
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