What does wealth mean?

Definitions for wealth
wɛlθwealth

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wealth, wealthinessnoun

    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"

  2. wealthnoun

    the quality of profuse abundance

    "she has a wealth of talent"

  3. wealth, richesnoun

    an abundance of material possessions and resources

  4. wealthnoun

    property that has economic utility: a monetary value or an exchange value

Wiktionary

  1. wealthnoun

    Weal; welfare; prosperity; good; well-being; happiness; joy.

  2. wealthnoun

    Riches; valuable material possessions.

  3. wealthnoun

    A great amount; an abundance or plenty.

    She brings a wealth of knowledge to the project.

  4. wealthnoun

    Power, of the kind associated with a great deal of money.

  5. Etymology: 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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. WEALTHnoun

    Riches; money, or precious goods.

    Etymology: waleð, rich, Saxon.

    In desart hast thine habitance,
    And these rich heaps of wealth doth hide apart
    From the world’s eye and from her right usance. Fa. Queen.

    I should forge
    Quarrels unjust against the good and loyal,
    Destroying them for wealth. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    I wish thee, Vin, above all wealth,
    Both bodily and ghostly health:
    Not too much wit or wealth come to thee;
    For much of either may undo thee. Richard Corbet.

    Each day new wealth without their care provides,
    They lie asleep with prizes in their nets. Dryden.

Wikipedia

  1. Wealth

    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.

ChatGPT

  1. wealth

    Wealth refers to the abundance of valuable resources or material possessions that an individual, community, or institution possesses. This can include tangible assets like money, property, and investments, as well as intangible assets such assets knowledge, skills, and intellectual property. The measure of wealth can be subjective, and it often includes factors such as personal wellbeing and the ability to have financial security and freedom.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wealthnoun

    weal; welfare; prosperity; good

  2. Wealthnoun

    large possessions; a comparative abundance of things which are objects of human desire; esp., abundance of worldly estate; affluence; opulence; riches

Wikidata

  1. Wealth

    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

  1. Wealth

    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

  1. Wealth

    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

  1. wealth

    A cunning device of Fate whereby men are made captive, and burdened with responsibilities from which only Death can file their fetters.

Editors Contribution

  1. wealth

    An existence of being healthy and loved.

    The greatest form of wealth is knowing you are healthy and loved.


    Submitted by MaryC on July 29, 2016  


  2. wealth

    Human knowledge.

    The human knowledge within a country is a source of wealth.


    Submitted by MaryC on July 29, 2016  


  3. wealth

    Natural resources.

    The wealth of a country include natural resources, knowledge, ability of their citizens etc.


    Submitted by MaryC on July 29, 2016  


  4. wealth

    The education, experience, unity, ability, knowledge and skills of a person, social enterprise, group, team or organization.

    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 optimum health, human rights and shared prosperity of all who share this planet together.


    Submitted by MaryC on July 30, 2016  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wealth' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2607

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wealth' in Nouns Frequency: #1154

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wealth in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wealth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of wealth in a Sentence

  1. Anthon St Maarten:

    We have created a manic world nauseous with the pursuit of material wealth. Many also bear their cross of imagined deprivation, while their fellow human beings remain paralyzed by real poverty. We drown in the thick sweetness of our sensual excess, and our shameless opulence, while our discontent souls suffocate in the arid wasteland of spiritual deprivation.

  2. Herbert Spencer:

    Love is life's end, but never ending. Love is life's wealth, never spent, but ever spending. Love's life's reward, rewarded in rewarding.

  3. Mike Briggs:

    Obviously the race has changed in New Hampshire and elsewhere in recent days, bernie will continue to focus on his message -- that America has a rigged economy that sends most new wealth to the top and is held in place by corrupt system of campaign-finance. The voters in New Hampshire and in America deserve a campaign that focuses on the real issues.

  4. Jason Chaffetz:

    My job is not to be a cheerleader for the president, my job is to hold them accountable, and they do not necessarily like it, it’s not going to be pleasant sometimes, I’m sure, I’m sure that some people will get frustrated. Asked specifically about the potential conflicts of interest arising from the vast wealth Trump has amassed from building his business empire, Chaffetz says his chief concern is making sure there is compliance with the law, but added a president is exempt from many of them.

  5. Anacharsis:

    These decrees of yours are no different from spiders' webs. They'll restrain anyone weak and insignificant who gets caught in them, but they'll be torn to shreds by people with power and wealth.

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