What does rich mean?

Definitions for richrɪtʃ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word rich.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rich people, rich(adj)

    people who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group)

    "only the very rich benefit from this legislation"

  2. rich(adj)

    possessing material wealth

    "her father is extremely rich"; "many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles"

  3. rich(adj)

    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"

  4. rich(adj)

    of great worth or quality

    "a rich collection of antiques"

  5. fat, fertile, productive, rich(adj)

    marked by great fruitfulness

    "fertile farmland"; "a fat land"; "a productive vineyard"; "rich soil"

  6. deep, rich(adj)

    strong; intense

    "deep purple"; "a rich red"

  7. rich(adj)

    very productive

    "rich seams of coal"

  8. rich(adj)

    high in mineral content; having a high proportion of fuel to air

    "a rich vein of copper", "a rich gas mixture"

  9. rich(adj)

    suggestive of or characterized by great expense

    "a rich display"

  10. rich(adj)

    containing plenty of fat, or eggs, or sugar

    "rich desserts"; "they kept gorging on rich foods"

  11. 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"

  12. rich(adj)

    pleasantly full and mellow

    "a rich tenor voice"

  13. 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"


  1. rich(Adjective)

    Wealthy: having a lot of money and possessions.

  2. rich(Adjective)

    Having a fatty, intense flavour.

  3. rich(Adjective)

    Plentiful, abounding, abundant, fulfilling

  4. rich(Adjective)

    Very amusing.

  5. rich(Adjective)

    Ridiculous, absurd.

  6. rich(Adjective)

    Elaborate, having complex formatting, multimedia, or depth of interaction.

  7. rich(Adjective)

    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.

  8. Rich(ProperNoun)


  9. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rich

    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

  2. Rich

    hence, in general, well supplied; abounding; abundant; copious; bountiful; as, a rich treasury; a rich entertainment; a rich crop

  3. Rich

    yielding large returns; productive or fertile; fruitful; as, rich soil or land; a rich mine

  4. Rich

    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

  5. Rich

    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

  6. Rich

    not faint or delicate; vivid; as, a rich color

  7. Rich

    full of sweet and harmonius sounds; as, a rich voice; rich music

  8. Rich

    abounding in beauty; gorgeous; as, a rich landscape; rich scenery

  9. Rich

    abounding in humor; exciting amusement; entertaining; as, the scene was a rich one; a rich incident or character

  10. Rich(verb)

    to enrich

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rich

    rich (comp. Rich′er, superl. Rich′est), adj. abounding in possessions: wealthy: valuable: sumptuous: fertile: full of agreeable or nutritive qualities: affluent: productive, as a rich mine: costly: mighty: ruling: ample: of superior quality: luxurious: of great moral worth: highly seasoned or flavoured, as rich pastry: bright, as a colour: full of harmonious sounds, as a rich voice: full of beauty, as a rich landscape: of a vivid colour: extravagant, as a rich joke.—v.t. (Shak.) to enrich.—v.i. to grow rich.—v.i. Rich′en, to become rich, or of higher quality of any kind.—adj. Rich′-left (Shak.), left with much wealth, richly endowed.—adv. Rich′ly.—n. Rich′ness, wealth: abundance: fruitfulness: value: costliness: abundance of imagery. [A.S. ríce, rich; Ger. reich, Dut. rijk, Goth. reiks.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rich' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1595

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rich' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1506

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rich' in Adjectives Frequency: #155


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rich in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rich in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage


    I'm Rich Bitch

  2. Abeda Razeq:

    It's a rich subject.

  3. Iraqi Finance Minister Hoshiyar Zebari:

    Islamic State is rich.

  4. Osho:

    I am the rich man's guru.

  5. French Proverb:

    He is rich who owes nothing.

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