Definitions for richrɪtʃ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
richrɪtʃ(adj.; n.)-er, -est
(adj.)having wealth or great possessions; abundantly supplied with resources, means, or funds.
abounding in natural resources:
a rich territory.
abounding (usu. fol. by in or with):
rich in beauty.
of great value or worth:
a rich harvest.
delectably or excessively spicy, or sweet and abounding in butter or cream:
a rich gravy; a rich pastry.
costly, expensively elegant, or fine, as jewels.
made of valuable materials or with elaborate workmanship, as furniture.
(of color) deep, strong, or vivid.
full and mellow in tone:
a rich voice.
strongly fragrant; pungent:
a rich odor.
producing or yielding abundantly:
abundant, plentiful, or ample:
a rich supply.
(of a mixture in a fuel system) having a relatively high ratio of fuel to air
Ref: (contrasted with lean 1 2 5 ).
Informal. highly amusing. ridiculous; absurd.
(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
Adrienne, born 1929, U.S. poet.
rich people, rich(adj)
people who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group)
"only the very rich benefit from this legislation"
possessing material wealth
"her father is extremely rich"; "many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles"
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"
of great worth or quality
"a rich collection of antiques"
fat, fertile, productive, rich(adj)
marked by great fruitfulness
"fertile farmland"; "a fat land"; "a productive vineyard"; "rich soil"
"deep purple"; "a rich red"
"rich seams of coal"
high in mineral content; having a high proportion of fuel to air
"a rich vein of copper", "a rich gas mixture"
suggestive of or characterized by great expense
"a rich display"
containing plenty of fat, or eggs, or sugar
"rich desserts"; "they kept gorging on rich foods"
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"
pleasantly full and mellow
"a rich tenor voice"
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
a family who got rich in the oil business
≠ the poor
The rich don't know how lucky they are.
a rich and vibrant cultural history; a region rich in natural resources; These books are rich sources of ideas for kids.
(of food) made with lots of butter, cream, eggs, etc.
a rich chocolate dessert
(of colors or sounds) strong and full
the cello's rich sound; the rich reds and blues of the rugs
(of soil) providing lots of nutrients for plants
the dark rich soil
Wealthy: having a lot of money and possessions.
Having a fatty, intense flavour.
Plentiful, abounding, abundant, fulfilling
Elaborate, having complex formatting, multimedia, or depth of interaction.
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.
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.
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
hence, in general, well supplied; abounding; abundant; copious; bountiful; as, a rich treasury; a rich entertainment; a rich crop
yielding large returns; productive or fertile; fruitful; as, rich soil or land; a rich mine
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
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
not faint or delicate; vivid; as, a rich color
full of sweet and harmonius sounds; as, a rich voice; rich music
abounding in beauty; gorgeous; as, a rich landscape; rich scenery
abounding in humor; exciting amusement; entertaining; as, the scene was a rich one; a rich incident or character
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'rich' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1595
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'rich' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1506
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.
- ricoPortuguese (BR)
- دارا؛ ثروتمندFarsi
- bogat, imućanCroatian
- 돈 많은Korean
- دارا؛ ثروتمندPersian
- شتمن، بډاى ، موړ، دولتمنPashto
- 富有的Chinese (Trad.)
- giàu cóVietnamese
- 富（裕）的Chinese (Simp.)
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