What does welfare mean?

Definitions for welfare
ˈwɛlˌfɛərwel·fare

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. social welfare, welfare, public assistance(noun)

    governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need

    "she lives on welfare"

  2. benefit, welfare(noun)

    something that aids or promotes well-being

    "for the benefit of all"

  3. wellbeing, well-being, welfare, upbeat, eudaemonia, eudaimonia(noun)

    a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous

    "the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles"

Wiktionary

  1. welfare(Noun)

    health, happiness and prosperity; well-being in any respect

    Etymology: wel faran "wellness" (cognate with Old Norse velferð, Swedish välfärd and Dutch welvaart.) Equivalent to .

  2. welfare(Noun)

    (chiefly U.S.) various forms of financial aid provided by the government to those who are in need of it (abbreviated form of Welfare assistance), social security, income support,

    Etymology: wel faran "wellness" (cognate with Old Norse velferð, Swedish välfärd and Dutch welvaart.) Equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Welfare(noun)

    well-doing or well-being in any respect; the enjoyment of health and the common blessings of life; exemption from any evil or calamity; prosperity; happiness

    Etymology: [Well + fare to go, to proceed, to happen.]

Freebase

  1. Welfare

    Welfare is the provision of a minimal level of well-being and social support for all citizens, sometimes referred to as public aid. In most developed countries welfare is largely provided by the government, and to a lesser extent, charities, informal social groups, religious groups, and inter-governmental organizations. The welfare state expands on this concept to include services such as universal healthcare and unemployment insurance.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Welfare

    wel′fār, n. state of faring or doing well: freedom from any calamity, &c.: enjoyment of health, &c.: prosperity.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'welfare' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2110

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'welfare' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4177

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'welfare' in Nouns Frequency: #951

How to pronounce welfare?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say welfare in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of welfare in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of welfare in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of welfare in a Sentence

  1. Sophocles, Antigone:

    I have nothing but contempt for the kind of governor who is afraid, for whatever reason, to follow the course that he knows is best for the State; and as for the man who sets private friendship above the public welfare - I have no use for him either.

  2. Abdullah Alawi:

    This was followed by measures taken by such prominent countries as the United Arab Emirates, which said it would switch subsidised to market-based fuel prices, and Kuwait, which is reviewing its subsidies system, i think this increases the worries of Gulf Cooperation Council citizens, including Saudis, about the prospects for their economies and their welfare as well.

  3. Peterson Lent:

    We need to turn child welfare financing on its head so that states can use some dollars for proven programs that help prevent that tragedy, that help prevent a need for children to enter foster care.

  4. Pastor John Hagee:

    I believe that Christians United for Israel will continue to grow exponentially especially because Israel is in a time of danger, every Christian who carries a Bible knows that God Almighty is interested in the welfare of Israel, and they know they have a Biblical mandate to stand up and speak up for Israel. The chaos we’re experiencing in the Middle East is a challenge for every Christian to come out of the closet and stand up and speak up for Israel and the Jewish people.

  5. James R. Cook:

    The welfare system is the breeding ground of crime, addiction and radical politics.

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