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af·flu·ent

 (ăf′lo͞o-ənt, ə-flo͞o′-)
adj.
1. Generously supplied with money, property, or possessions; prosperous or rich. See Synonyms at rich.
2. Manifesting or requiring wealth: affluent homes; affluent living.
3. Archaic Flowing freely; copious.
n.
1. A stream or river that flows into a larger one; a tributary.
2. A person who is well-off financially: "the so-called emerging affluents" (Leslie Tweeton).
3. (used with a pl. verb) Wealthy people considered as a group. Often used with the.

[Middle English, abundant, flowing, from Old French, from Latin affluēns, affluent-, present participle of affluere, to abound in : ad-, ad- + fluere, to flow; see bhleu- in Indo-European roots.]

af′flu·ent·ly adv.
Usage Note: The pronunciation of affluent with stress on the first syllable is the widely accepted pronunciation, and the preferred form of 85 percent of the Usage Panel in our 2015 survey. The pronunciation with stress on the second syllable is acceptable to only a third of the Panel, but it is common enough to be considered a standard variant pronunciation.

affluent

(ˈæflʊənt)
adj
1. rich; wealthy
2. abundant; copious
3. flowing freely
n
(Physical Geography) archaic a tributary stream
[C15: from Latin affluent-, present participle of affluere to flow towards, from fluere to flow]

af•flu•ent

(ˈæf lu ənt or, sometimes, əˈflu-)

adj.
1. having an abundance of material goods; wealthy.
2. abounding in anything; abundant.
3. flowing freely: an affluent fountain.
n.
4. a tributary stream.
5. an affluent person.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin affluent-, s. of affluēns rich, orig. present participle of affluere to flow into, abound =af- af- + fluere to flow]
af′flu•ent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.affluent - an affluent personaffluent - an affluent person; a person who is financially well off; "the so-called emerging affluents"
have, rich person, wealthy person - a person who possesses great material wealth
2.affluent - a branch that flows into the main streamaffluent - a branch that flows into the main stream
branch - a stream or river connected to a larger one
Adj.1.affluent - having an abundant supply of money or possessions of valueaffluent - 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"
rich - possessing material wealth; "her father is extremely rich"; "many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles"

affluent

adjective wealthy, rich, prosperous, loaded (slang), well-off, opulent, well-heeled (informal), well-to-do, moneyed Cigarette smoking used to be commoner among affluent people.
wealthy broke (informal), poor, impoverished, hard-up (informal), penniless, destitute, poverty-stricken, skint (Brit. slang), indigent, down at heel, impecunious, on the breadline, penurious, stony-broke (Brit. slang)

affluent

adjective
Possessing a large amount of money, land, or other material possessions:
Slang: loaded.
Idioms: having money to burn, in the money, made of money, rolling in money.
Translations
غَنِي، مُيْسُور
zámožný
rigvelstående
tehetős
auîugur, velmegandi
pertekliusturtasturtingas
bagātsturīgs
bogat

affluent

[ˈæflʊənt]
A. ADJacaudalado, rico
the affluent societyla sociedad de la abundancia
B. N
1. the affluentlos ricos
2. (Geog) → afluente m

affluent

[ˈæfluənt] adj [area, suburb, family, person] → riche, aisé(e)
Philadelphia's affluent suburbs → les quartiers riches de Philadelphie
His family was quite affluent → Sa famille était assez riche.
the affluent society → la société d'abondance

affluent

1
adjreich, wohlhabend; the affluent societydie Wohlstandsgesellschaft; you affluent so-and-so!du reicher Sack! (inf), → du Großkapitalist!

affluent

2
n (Geog spec) → Nebenfluss m

affluent

[ˈæflʊənt] adjricco/a
the affluent society → la società del benessere

affluent

(ˈӕfluənt) adjective
wealthy. He is becoming more and more affluent.
ˈaffluence noun
wealth.
References in classic literature ?
She was understood to be wretchedly poor, and seemed to make it her choice to remain so; inasmuch as her affluent cousin, the Judge, had repeatedly offered her all the comforts of life, either in the old mansion or his own modern residence.
For three hundred and sixty miles, gentlemen, through the entire breadth of the state of New York; through numerous populous cities and most thriving villages; through long, dismal, uninhabited swamps, and affluent, cultivated fields, unrivalled for fertility; by billiard-room and bar-room; through the holy-of-holies of great forests; on Roman arches over Indian rivers; through sun and shade; by happy hearts or broken; through all the wide contrasting scenery of those noble Mohawk counties; and especially, by rows of snow-white chapels, whose spires stand almost like milestones, flows one continual stream of Venetianly corrupt and often lawless life.
The master minds of all nations, in all ages, have sprung in affluent multitude from the mass of the nation, and from the mass of the nation only -- not from its privileged classes; and so, no matter what the nation's intellectual grade was; whether high or low, the bulk of its ability was in the long ranks of its nameless and its poor, and so it never saw the day that it had not the material in abundance whereby to govern itself.
I had the happiness to know you in former times, and the Drama has ever had a claim which has ever been acknowledged, on the noble and the affluent.
In a republic, where fortunes are not affluent, and pensions not expedient, the dismission of men from stations in which they have served their country long and usefully, on which they depend for subsistence, and from which it will be too late to resort to any other occupation for a livelihood, ought to have some better apology to humanity than is to be found in the imaginary danger of a superannuated bench.
Also, Thedora tells me that your circumstances used to be much more affluent than they are at present.
She owned the truth frankly, and said that she had not made herself acquainted with the prices of such things, except as she had understood what affluent ladies paid for them.
Accustomed to ease, and unequal to the struggles incident to an infant society, the affluent emigrant was barely enabled to maintain his own rank by the weight of his personal superiority and acquirements; but, the moment that his head was laid in the grave, his indolent and comparatively uneducated offspring were compelled to yield precedency to the more active energies of a class whose exertions had been stimulated by necessity.
She is a cold-hearted, vain woman, who has married entirely from convenience, and though evidently unhappy in her marriage, places her disappointment not to faults of judgment, or temper, or disproportion of age, but to her being, after all, less affluent than many of her acquaintance, especially than her sister, Lady Stornaway, and is the determined supporter of everything mercenary and ambitious, provided it be only mercenary and ambitious enough.
There was a family of cousins within a walk of Uppercross, in less affluent circumstances, who depended on the Musgroves for all their pleasures: they would come at any time, and help play at anything, or dance anywhere; and Anne, very much preferring the office of musician to a more active post, played country dances to them by the hour together; a kindness which always recommended her musical powers to the notice of Mr and Mrs Musgrove more than anything else, and often drew this compliment;-- "Well done, Miss Anne
His honest black face, and the immense view before us, which carried us half-way back to the affluent of the Amazon, helped us to remember that we really were upon this earth in the twentieth century, and had not by some magic been conveyed to some raw planet in its earliest and wildest state.
The heavy carpets, the watchful servants, the perpetually reminding tick of disciplined clocks, the perpetually renewed stack of cards and invitations on the hall table, the whole chain of tyrannical trifles binding one hour to the next, and each member of the household to all the others, made any less systematised and affluent existence seem unreal and precarious.