What does welfare mean?

Definitions for welfare
ˈwɛlˌfɛərwel·fare

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. social welfare, welfare, public assistancenoun

    governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need

    "she lives on welfare"

  2. benefit, welfarenoun

    something that aids or promotes well-being

    "for the benefit of all"

  3. wellbeing, well-being, welfare, upbeat, eudaemonia, eudaimonianoun

    a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous

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

Wiktionary

  1. welfarenoun

    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. welfarenoun

    (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. Welfarenoun

    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.

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  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

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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. Jeff Sessions:

    It cannot be the policy of a great nation to reward those who unlawfully enter its country with legal status, Social Security, welfare, food stamps, and work permits and so forth, how can this be a sound policy?

  2. The US Embassy:

    They demonstrate wanton disregard for the welfare and rights of civilians and will worsen this country's humanitarian crisis.

  3. Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon:

    It is true that there is no peace process ... but the European Union wants to be involved in a variety of projects, some of them ... regarding Palestinian welfare, with all those projects, we will need to re-examine whether it is feasible to consider the European Union as a partner while it is using measures of discrimination and boycott against the State of Israel.

  4. Football Federation Australia:

    The forecast ambient and Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) for that match remain within acceptable ranges for the later kick-off and the air quality forecast is improving with the arrival of a wind change to the north east on Friday, in making decisions regarding whether a fixture will proceed, the safety, welfare and comfort of our players, match officials and fans remain our ongoing focus with regard to air quality issues as a result of these bushfires.

  5. Prime Minister Narendra Modi:

    We have never asked anyone if they go to a temple or a mosque when it comes to implementing welfare schemes.

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