What does Welfare mean?

Definitions for Welfare
ˈwɛlˌfɛərWel·fare

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. social welfare, welfare, public assistancenoun

    governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need

    "she lives on welfare"

  2. benefit, welfarenoun

    something that aids or promotes well-being

    "for the benefit of all"

  3. wellbeing, well-being, welfare, upbeat, eudaemonia, eudaimonianoun

    a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous

    "the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles"

Wiktionary

  1. welfarenoun

    health, happiness and prosperity; well-being in any respect

    Etymology: wel faran "wellness" (cognate with Old Norse velferð, Swedish välfärd and Dutch welvaart.) Equivalent to .

  2. welfarenoun

    (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,

    Etymology: wel faran "wellness" (cognate with Old Norse velferð, Swedish välfärd and Dutch welvaart.) Equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Welfarenoun

    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

    Etymology: [Well + fare to go, to proceed, to happen.]

Freebase

  1. Welfare

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Welfare

    wel′fār, n. state of faring or doing well: freedom from any calamity, &c.: enjoyment of health, &c.: prosperity.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Welfare' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2110

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Welfare' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4177

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Welfare' in Nouns Frequency: #951

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Welfare in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Welfare in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Welfare in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    Anything donated anonymously for the welfare of the real needy is a CHARITY; Anyone, be s/he any celebrity, doing it pompously or in a media glare publicly is just seeking PUBLICITY.

  2. Vallejo Police Lt. Kenny Park:

    Ms. Huskins' whereabouts are unknown, and we are treating this matter as a kidnap for ransom, we're worried about Ms. Huskins' welfare. We don't know where she's at. And that's why we're coming to the public asking for their help.

  3. Peter Steele:

    The governor is not making comments about race. Race is irrelevant. What is relevant is the cost to state taxpayers for welfare and the emotional costs for these kids who are born as a result of involvement with drug traffickers. His heart goes out to these kids because he had a difficult childhood too. We need to stop the drug traffickers from coming into our state.

  4. Peter Altmaier:

    However, there can be exceptional cases in which the state must take action to avoid severe disadvantages for the economy as a whole and the country's national welfare, for example in cases when our critical infrastructure is at stake or when it comes to game changer technologies.

  5. Inspector General -LRB- OIG -RRB-:

    It asserted that it had taken significant steps to improve the health and welfare of State Department explosive detection canines provided to Jordan and, moreover, stated that the program had to continue, regardless of these health and welfare concerns, due to ongoing national security issues in the region, however, the death of two canines from non-natural causes — namely, hyperthermia and poisoning — since June 2019 raises serious questions about the Department's contention that it has taken adequate steps to protect their health and safety.

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