What does affluent mean?

Definitions for affluent
ˈæf lu ənt or, sometimes, əˈflu-af·flu·ent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. affluentnoun

    an affluent person; a person who is financially well off

    "the so-called emerging affluents"

  2. feeder, tributary, confluent, affluentadjective

    a branch that flows into the main stream

  3. affluent, flush, loaded, moneyed, wealthyadjective

    having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value

    "an affluent banker"; "a speculator flush with cash"; "not merely rich but loaded"; "moneyed aristocrats"; "wealthy corporations"


  1. affluentnoun

    Somebody who is wealthy.

  2. affluentnoun

    A stream or river flowing into a larger river or into a lake; a tributary stream; a tributary.

  3. affluentadjective

    Abundant; copious; plenteous.

  4. affluentadjective

    Abounding in goods or riches; materially wealthy.

  5. affluentadjective


Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. AFFLUENTadjective

    Etymology: affluent, Fr. affluens, Lat.

    These parts are no more than foundation-piles of the ensuing body; which are afterwards to be increased and raised to a greater bulk by the affluent blood, that is transmitted out of the mother’s body. Gideon Harvey, on Consumptions.

    I see thee, Lord and end of my desire,
    Loaded and blest with all the affluent store,
    Which human vows at smoaking shrines implore. Matthew Prior.


  1. affluent

    Wealth is the abundance of valuable financial assets or physical possessions which can be converted into a form that can be used for transactions. This includes the core meaning as held in the originating Old English word weal, which is from an Indo-European word stem. The modern 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. An individual possessing a substantial net worth is known as wealthy. Net worth is defined as the current value of one's assets less liabilities (excluding the principal in trust accounts).At the most general level, economists may define wealth as "the total of anything of value" that 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. A community, region or country that possesses an abundance of such possessions or resources to the benefit of the common good is known as wealthy. 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, energy resources, and minerals. Human capital is the population's education and skills. Physical (or "manufactured") capital includes such things as machinery, buildings, and infrastructure.


  1. affluent

    Affluent refers to individuals, communities, or societies that possess a substantial amount of wealth, riches, or highly valued resources. It can also refer to an abundance or profusion of something.

  2. affluent

    Affluent is a term used to describe an individual, group, or society that has a large amount of wealth, high standard of living, and abundant material possessions. It is typically associated with high income, substantial property, and substantial consumption of goods.

  3. affluent

    Affluent refers to individuals, communities, or societies that have an abundance of wealth, possessions or other material goods. Often, it is used to describe a high socio-economic status or standard of living obtained through economic prosperity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Affluentadjective

    flowing to; flowing abundantly

  2. Affluentadjective

    abundant; copious; plenteous; hence, wealthy; abounding in goods or riches

  3. Affluentnoun

    a stream or river flowing into a larger river or into a lake; a tributary stream

  4. Etymology: [Cf. F. affluent, L. affluens, -entis, p. pr. See Affluence.]


  1. Affluent

    Affluent is an American Thoroughbred racehorse. Bred and raced by Janis Whitham, and trained by U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Ron McAnally, the daughter of 1978 U.S. Triple Crown winner Affirmed won four Grade I races and retired to broodmare duty with career earnings of $1,497,650. As a broodmare, Affluent has produced two foals by Storm Cat, one by Distorted Humor and a foal by Awesome Again is due in 2009.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Affluent

    af′flōō-ent, adj. abounding: wealthy (with in).—n. a stream flowing into a river or lake.—ns. Af′fluence, abundance: wealth; Af′fluency (obs.).—adv. Af′fluently.—n. Af′fluentness. [L. affluĕre, affluent-emad, to, fluĕre, to flow.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. affluent

    A stream flowing directly into another stream; a more specific term than tributary.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of affluent in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of affluent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of affluent in a Sentence

  1. Christine Shisler:

    We're seeing a lot of affluent newcomers looking to buy high-purchase price homes, now we can actually service any mortgage amount.

  2. Susan Berry:

    People are shocked because it's an affluent neighborhood.

  3. Suniya Luthar:

    We are certainly not saying that all affluent parents do this, or even that most do. But there is a sizable and vocal minority of parents who do not just bail their kids out but do it repeatedly and do it in very inappropriate circumstances, so these are the kids who then start to believe, and rightfully so, I'm not getting caught and even if I do, nothing's going to happen to me.

  4. President Obama:

    I do think at a certain point you've made enough money. The affluent.

  5. Anthony Hayes:

    There is an extreme disparity when it comes to treating HIV and AIDS, it's critical, when we talk about ending the epidemic, to not just to talk about the science. These are people who are incredibly vulnerable as it relates to all aspects of society. In contrast, more affluent HIV positive people — specifically gay white men — are able to access care, they have jobs, they have homes, they have access to life's basic necessities that many do not.

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  • ثريArabic
  • вливащ се, охолен, богаташ, изобилен, богатBulgarian
  • reichlich, wohlhabend, Reicher, reich, begütert, GeldsackGerman
  • ricachón, abundante, adinerado, afluente, ricoSpanish
  • فراوانPersian
  • varakas, runsasFinnish
  • riche, richard, affluent, abondantFrench
  • धनीHindi
  • tehetős, gazdagHungarian
  • 金持ち, 金満家, 裕福Japanese
  • welgesteldDutch
  • zamożnyPolish
  • afluentePortuguese
  • afluentRomanian
  • богатый, богач, вливаться, обильный, зажиточный, изобильный, состоятельныйRussian
  • bogataš, imućnik, имућник, imućan, имућан, богаташSerbo-Croatian
  • riklig, öveflödande, rik, välbärgad, förmögenSwedish
  • varlıklıTurkish

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    Thanks for your definitions . Jean Baptiste. Kind regards �‼
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any of a class of organic compounds containing the cyano radical -CN
A mitre
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