What does wealthy mean?

Definitions for wealthy
ˈwɛl θiwealthy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. wealthynoun

    Rich people.

  2. wealthynoun

    A rich person.

  3. wealthyadjective

    Possessing financial wealth; rich.

  4. wealthyadjective

    Abundant in quality or quantity; profuse.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Wealthyadjective

    Rich; opulent; abundant.

    Etymology: from wealth.

    If a gentleman, or any wealthy yeoman, have any children, the eldest shall be kept in some order, but all the rest shall shift and fall to this occupation of stealing. Edmund Spenser.

    I will be married to a wealthy widow,
    Ere three days pass. William Shakespeare, Taming of the Shrew.

    My speculations, when sold single, like cherries upon the stick, are delights for the rich and wealthy; after some time they come to market in great quantities, and are every ordinary man’s money. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

    Not Neptune’s self from all his floods receives
    A wealthier tribute than to thine he gives. Alexander Pope.

Wikipedia

  1. wealthy

    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. wealthy

    Wealthy refers to an individual, group, or entity possessing a significant amount of money, valuable possessions, or abundant resources. The term typically implies a level of financial prosperity and affluence well above the average or median. It is often associated with having the means to afford a high standard of living and substantial financial security.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wealthy

    having wealth; having large possessions, or larger than most men, as lands, goods, money, or securities; opulent; affluent; rich

  2. Wealthy

    hence, ample; full; satisfactory; abundant

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wealthy' in Adjectives Frequency: #740

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wealthy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wealthy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of wealthy in a Sentence

  1. Jelena Sokolova:

    > LONDON, Jan 31( Reuters) - Europes glittering luxury companies, the regions top stock-market performers in 2023, may see yet more gains driven by a rebound in Chinese spending, but for some the sector is starting to look expensive.The likes of French luxury giant and Louis Vuitton-owner LVMH, and Swiss jewelry company Richemont( CFR.S), have benefited from the resilience of their wealthy customers against the cost-of-living crisis.Since the start of 2023, Chinas decision to allow more normal activity and dismantle its strict COVID-19 restrictions has provided another boost for the sector.An index of European luxury goods retailers(. dMIEU0TA00PUS) has rallied around 18 % so far this year, outperforming the wider pan-European STOXX 600(. STOXX), which is up 6.2 % in the same time frame.But the fact that luxury goods companies are not as cheap as they once were is a concern/point of attention, said Kasper Elmgreen, Head of Equities at Amundi, Europes largest asset manager.They’re much more fairly valued today, there is less that is perhaps undiscovered. The risk is that when something moves to being priced to perfection there is always a higher risk of disappointment.The price-to-earnings ratio of the MSCI Europe luxury index is around 26, while that of the broader STOXX is closer to 13, according to Refinitiv data.Reuters GraphicsEuropean luxury has historically traded at a big premium relative to the broader market, but this has widened even further in recent years. At 23 times 12-month forward earnings, its current premium of 82 % is almost twice as much as the 20-year average, according to Refintiv Datastream.snapshotTHE APPLE OF EUROPES EYELVMH, Europes most valuable company by market capitalisation, has a PE ratio of around 30, while rival Hermes( HRMS.PA) has a valuation of almost 60, according to Refinitiv data. Apple( AAPL.O), the worlds most valuable company, commands a PE ratio of around 23. Jelena Sokolova, senior equity analyst at Morningstar, said that China reopening is the key issue for European luxury stocks this year, and is already at least 50 % priced in.Currently we do n’t see this sector as undervalued anymore... there were some opportunities last year, but they are fairly valued now, or a little too overvalued at the moment.

  2. Allan Fung:

    I'm not going to sit here being lectured by someone who's been backed by Wall Street and his dad's wealthy friends.

  3. George Bachrach:

    They have filed 26 lawsuits, they have lost 26 lawsuits. These have really been obstructionist lawsuits by people that don’t want their views impeded on Nantucket Sound, opposite of what the wealthy folks on Cape Cod think, this will actually attract tourists.

  4. Donald Gregory:

    American Subcontractors Association certainly isn't the run of the mill activity, even in this post-recession environment that has probably brought some poor habits to the construction industry, some developers have made themselves very wealthy in this country by squeezing five or 10 percent out of folks.

  5. John Yarmuth:

    President Trump added nearly $ 2 trillion to our deficits with tax cuts for the wealthy and large corporations, and now it appears President Trump budget asks the American people to pay the price, with severe cuts to essential programs and services that would leave our nation less safe and secure, the Trump budget is as dangerous as it is predictable.

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