the state of being rich and affluent; having a plentiful supply of material goods and money
"great wealth is not a sign of great intelligence"
the quality of profuse abundance
"she has a wealth of talent"
an abundance of material possessions and resources
property that has economic utility: a monetary value or an exchange value
Weal; welfare; prosperity; good; well-being; happiness; joy.
Riches; valuable material possessions.
A great amount; an abundance or plenty.
She brings a wealth of knowledge to the project.
Power, of the kind associated with a great deal of money.
Origin: From welth, welthe, weolthe, alteration (due to similar words in -th: compare helth, derth) of wele, from wela, from welô, from wel-, equivalent to . Cognate with weelde, weelde, welida, welitha. Related also to Wohl, vel, väl. More at weal, well.
weal; welfare; prosperity; good
large possessions; a comparative abundance of things which are objects of human desire; esp., abundance of worldly estate; affluence; opulence; riches
Wealth is the abundance of valuable resources or material possessions. The word wealth is derived from the old English weal, which is from an Indo-European word stem. An individual, community, region or country that possesses an abundance of such possessions or resources is known as wealthy. The 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. At the most general level, economists may define wealth as "anything of value" which 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. 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, fossil fuels, and minerals. Human capital is the population's education and skills. Physical capital includes such things as machinery, buildings, and infrastructure.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
welth, n. large possessions of any kind: riches.—adv. Wealth′ily.—n. Wealth′iness.—adj. Wealth′y, rich: prosperous: well-fed. [An extension of weal.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
defined by Ruskin to be the possession of things in themselves valuable, that is, of things available for the support of life, or inherently possessed of life-giving power.
The Roycroft Dictionary
A cunning device of Fate whereby men are made captive, and burdened with responsibilities from which only Death can file their fetters.
The wealth of human capacity to change, learn and understand is a source of wealth in itself.
The human knowledge within a country is a source of wealth.
The wealth of a country include natural resources, knowledge, ability of their citizens etc.
The education, experience, knowledge, research qualifications and skills of a person, group, trade, profession, organization or entity.
Wealth can be defined in many ways and as a collective humanity it is our role, responsibility and moral obligation to each and every being to share our wealth for the benefit of all who share this planet together.Submitted by MaryC on July 30, 2016
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Rank popularity for the word 'wealth' in Nouns Frequency: #1154
The numerical value of wealth in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of wealth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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- ثروة, أموالArabic
- rigdom, formue, velstandDanish
- Fülle, Reichtum, VermögenGerman
- prosperidad, riquezaSpanish
- rikkaus, rikkaudet, varallisuusFinnish
- richesse, profusion, abondanceFrench
- ionmhas, beartas, maoinScottish Gaelic
- gazdagság, vagyon, jólétHungarian
- հարստություն, ինչք, բարիքArmenian
- abbondanza, ricchezzaItalian
- 富, 財産, 財, 豊富Japanese
- دۆڵهمهندی, سامانKurdish
- bagātība, labklājība, turība, mantībaLatvian
- rijkdom, vermogenDutch
- mnóstwo, zamożność, bogactwoPolish
- riqueza, abundância, poderPortuguese
- благосостояние, богатство, изобилиеRussian
- bogatstvo, богатствоSerbo-Croatian
- rikedom, välstånd, förmögenhet, makt, mäktighet, välgångSwedish
- ఐశ్వర్యము, ధనముTelugu
- varlık, bolluk, servetTurkish
- tài phúc, 財富Vietnamese
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