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rich

(rĭch)
adj. rich·er, rich·est
1. Having great material wealth: He was so rich he didn't have to work.
2.
a. Having great worth or value: a rich harvest.
b. Made of or containing valuable materials: rich cabinetry.
c. Magnificent; sumptuous: a rich banquet.
3. Abundant or productive, as:
a. Having an abundant supply: Meat is rich in protein.
b. Abounding in natural resources: a rich region.
c. Having many nutrients for plant growth; fertile: rich land.
d. Very productive and therefore financially profitable: rich seams of coal.
4.
a. Containing a large amount of choice ingredients, such as butter, sugar, or eggs, and therefore unusually heavy or sweet: a rich dessert.
b. Strong in aroma or flavor: a rich coffee.
c. Containing a large proportion of fuel to air: a rich gas mixture.
5.
a. Pleasantly full and mellow: a rich tenor voice.
b. Warm and strong in color: a rich brown velvet.
6.
a. Highly varied: a museum showcasing a rich assortment of artworks.
b. Highly developed or complex: rich musical harmonies.
7. Informal Highly amusing, often for being absurd or preposterous.
n. (used with a pl. verb)
Wealthy people considered as a group. Often used with the: taxes paid by the very rich.

[Middle English riche, from Old French (of Germanic origin) and from Old English rīce, strong, powerful; see reg- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

rich′ly adv.
rich′ness n.
Synonyms: rich, affluent, moneyed, wealthy
These adjectives mean having an abundant supply of money, property, or possessions of value: a rich executive; an affluent banker; moneyed heirs; wealthy corporations.
Antonym: poor

rich

(rɪtʃ)
adj
1.
a. well supplied with wealth, property, etc; owning much
b. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the rich.
2. (Physical Geography) (when: postpositive, usually foll by in) having an abundance of natural resources, minerals, etc: a land rich in metals.
3. (Agriculture) producing abundantly; fertile: rich soil.
4. (when: postpositive, usually foll by in or with) well supplied (with desirable qualities); abundant (in): a country rich with cultural interest.
5. of great worth or quality; valuable: a rich collection of antiques.
6. luxuriant or prolific: a rich growth of weeds.
7. expensively elegant, elaborate, or fine; costly: a rich display.
8. (Cookery) (of food) having a large proportion of flavoursome or fatty ingredients, such as spices, butter, or cream
9. having a full-bodied flavour: a rich ruby port.
10. (of a smell) pungent or fragrant
11. (Colours) (of colour) intense or vivid; deep: a rich red.
12. (of sound or a voice) full, mellow, or resonant
13. (Automotive Engineering) (of a fuel-air mixture) containing a relatively high proportion of fuel. Compare weak12
14. very amusing, laughable, or ridiculous: a rich joke; a rich situation.
n
See riches
[Old English rīce (originally of persons: great, mighty), of Germanic origin, ultimately from Celtic (compare Old Irish king)]

Rich

(rɪtʃ)
n
1. (Biography) Adrienne. 1929–2012, US poet and feminist writer; her volumes of poetry include Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law (1963) and Diving Into the Wreck (1973)
2. (Biography) Buddy, real name Bernard Rich. 1917–87, US jazz drummer and band leader

rich

(rɪtʃ)

adj. -er, -est,
n. adj.
1. having wealth or great possessions; abundantly supplied with resources, means, or funds.
2. abounding in natural resources: a rich territory.
3. abounding (usu. fol. by in or with): rich in beauty.
4. of great value or worth: a rich harvest.
5. delectably or excessively spicy, or sweet and abounding in butter or cream: a rich gravy; a rich pastry.
6. costly, expensively elegant, or fine, as jewels.
7. made of valuable materials or with elaborate workmanship, as furniture.
8. (of color) deep, strong, or vivid.
9. full and mellow in tone: a rich voice.
10. strongly fragrant; pungent: a rich odor.
11. producing or yielding abundantly: rich soil.
12. abundant, plentiful, or ample: a rich supply.
13. (of a mixture in a fuel system) having a relatively high ratio of fuel to air (contrasted with lean).
14. Informal.
a. highly amusing.
b. ridiculous; absurd.
n.
15. the rich, rich persons collectively.
[before 900; Old English rīce, c. Old High German rīh(h)i (German reich), Gothic reikeis wealthy, ultimately < Celtic *rīg-s king]
rich′ly, adv.
rich′ness, n.

Rich

(rɪtʃ)

n.
Adrienne, born 1929, U.S. poet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rich - people who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group); "only the very rich benefit from this legislation"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
poor, poor people - people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group); "the urban poor need assistance"
Adj.1.rich - possessing material wealth; "her father is extremely rich"; "many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles"
abundant - present in great quantity; "an abundant supply of water"
privileged - blessed with privileges; "the privileged few"
poor - having little money or few possessions; "deplored the gap between rich and poor countries"; "the proverbial poor artist living in a garret"
2.rich - having an abundant supply of desirable qualities or substances (especially natural resources); "blessed with a land rich in minerals"; "rich in ideas"; "rich with cultural interest"
poor - lacking in specific resources, qualities or substances; "a poor land"; "the area was poor in timber and coal"; "food poor in nutritive value"
3.rich - of great worth or quality; "a rich collection of antiques"
valuable - having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange; "a valuable diamond"
4.rich - marked by great fruitfulness; "fertile farmland"; "a fat land"; "a productive vineyard"; "rich soil"
fruitful - productive or conducive to producing in abundance; "be fruitful and multiply"
5.rich - strong; intense; "deep purple"; "a rich red"
colorful, colourful - having striking color; "colorful autumn leaves"
6.rich - very productive; "rich seams of coal"
productive - producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly); "productive farmland"; "his productive years"; "a productive collaboration"
7.rich - high in mineral content; having a high proportion of fuel to air; "a rich vein of copper", "a rich gas mixture"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
metallurgy - the science and technology of metals
lean - lacking in mineral content or combustible material; "lean ore"; "lean fuel"
8.rich - suggestive of or characterized by great expense; "a rich display"
poor - characterized by or indicating poverty; "the country had a poor economy"; "they lived in the poor section of town"
9.rich - containing plenty of fat, or eggs, or sugar; "rich desserts"; "they kept gorging on rich foods"
unwholesome - detrimental to physical or moral well-being; "unwholesome food"; "unwholesome habits like smoking"
10.rich - marked by richness and fullness of flavor; "a rich ruby port"; "full-bodied wines"; "a robust claret"; "the robust flavor of fresh-brewed coffee"
tasty - pleasing to the sense of taste; "a tasty morsel"
11.rich - pleasantly full and mellow; "a rich tenor voice"
full - (of sound) having marked deepness and body; "full tones"; "a full voice"
12.rich - affording an abundant supplyrich - affording an abundant supply; "had ample food for the party"; "copious provisions"; "food is plentiful"; "a plenteous grape harvest"; "a rich supply"
abundant - present in great quantity; "an abundant supply of water"

rich

adjective
1. wealthy, affluent, well-off, opulent, propertied, rolling (slang), loaded (slang), flush (informal), prosperous, well-heeled (informal), well-to-do, moneyed, filthy rich, stinking rich (informal), made of money (informal) You're going to be a very rich man.
wealthy poor, impoverished, needy, penniless, destitute
2. well-stocked, full, productive, ample, abundant, plentiful, copious, well-provided, well-supplied, plenteous a rich supply of fresh, clean water
well-stocked wanting, poor, lacking, scarce
3. full-bodied, heavy, sweet, delicious, fatty, tasty, creamy, spicy, juicy, luscious, savoury, succulent, flavoursome, highly-flavoured the hearty rich foods of Gascony
full-bodied dull, bland
4. fruitful, productive, fertile, prolific, arable, fecund Farmers grow rice in the rich soil.
fruitful poor, barren, unproductive, unfruitful, unfertile
5. abounding, full, packed, crammed, luxurious, lush, abundant, exuberant, replete, well-endowed The bees buzzed around a garden rich with flowers.
6. resonant, full, deep, ringing, mellow, mellifluous, dulcet He spoke in that deep rich voice which made them all swoon.
resonant high-pitched
7. vivid, strong, deep, warm, bright, intense, vibrant, gay an attractive, glossy rich red colour
vivid weak, dull, insipid
9. funny, amusing, ridiculous, hilarious, ludicrous, humorous, laughable, comical, risible, side-splitting That's rich, coming from him.
Quotations
"Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me" [F. Scott Fitzgerald The Rich Boy]
"I am rich beyond the dreams of avarice" [Edward Moore The Gamester]
"It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God" Bible: St. Matthew

rich

adjective
1. 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.
2. Characterized by extravagant, ostentatious magnificence:
Informal: plushy.
3. Characterized by great productivity:
4. Not readily digested because of richness:
5. Full of color:
6. Informal. Extremely funny:
Informal: killing.
Translations
ثَمين، قَيِّمخِصْبدَسِمغَنيغَنِيّ
bohatýbohatý nadrahocennýtěžký
rigfedfyldigkostbar
rikas
bogat
bõvelkedõgazdag
auîugurdÿrmæturglæsileguròungur; saîsamurríkur
金持ちの
부유한
dives
turtaiturtingumasvertingas
bagātīgsbagātsbarojošsdārgsgrezns
bogatbogatašinasiten
rik
รวย
zenginağırçok güzel ve pahalıdeğerliyağlı
giàu có

rich

[rɪtʃ]
A. ADJ (richer (compar) (richest (superl)))
1. (= wealthy) [person, country] → rico
to become or get or grow rich(er)hacerse (más) rico, enriquecerse (más)
to get rich quickhacer fortuna or enriquecerse rápidamente
to be as rich as Croesusnadar en la abundancia
for richer, for pooreren la riqueza y en la pobreza
see also get-rich-quick, strike B6
2. (= abundant) [variety, source] → grande; [deposit, harvest] → abundante; [reward] → generoso
seaweed is a rich source of iodinelas algas son una gran fuente de yodo
to be rich in [+ flora, fauna] → tener abundancia de, tener gran riqueza de; [+ natural resources, nutrients, protein] → ser rico en
the island is rich in historyla isla tiene mucha historia
to be rich in detailser rico or (frm) profuso en detalles
the story is rich in comic and dramatic detailla historia es rica en or abunda en detalles cómicos y dramáticos
a style rich in metaphorsun estilo en el que abundan las metáforas
see also pickings
3. (= full) [life, experience, history] → rico
4. (= fertile) [soil] → rico, fértil
5. (= heavy, concentrated) [food, sauce] → sustancioso (que contiene mucha grasa, azúcar, etc) (pej) → pesado, fuerte; [coffee] → con mucho sabor; [wine] → generoso
it's too rich for mees muy pesado (or dulce or grasiento ) para mí
this chocolate gateau is very richesta tarta de chocolate llena mucho, esta tarta de chocolate es muy empalagosa or pesada (pej)
6. (= intense) [colour] → vivo, cálido; [sound, smell] → intenso
7. (= mellow) [voice] → sonoro
8. (= luxurious) [tapestries] → lujoso; [velvet] → exquisito
9. (= laughable) that's rich!¡mira por dónde!
that's rich, coming from her!¡ella no es quién para hablar!, ¡tiene gracia que sea ella la que diga eso!
B. NPL the richlos ricos
the rich and famouslos ricos y famosos
C. CPD rich tea biscuit Ngalleta f (que se toma con una taza de té)

rich

[ˈrɪtʃ]
adj
(= wealthy) [person, country] → riche
to get rich → s'enrichir
(= expensive) [gift, clothes, fabrics] → somptueux/euse
[source, supply, deposit] → abondant(e)
to be rich in sth → être riche en qch
[cake, dish, food, sauce] (= nourishing) → riche (= hard to digest) → lourd(e)
The sauce was too rich → La sauce était trop lourde.
[soil, earth] → riche, fertile
[colours, smell] → intense
coffee with a rich aroma → un café à l'arôme intense
[voice, sound] → chaud(e)
[history, heritage] → riche
to live a rich life → avoir une vie bien remplie
[variety] → grand(e); [collection, mixture] → riche
that's rich!, that's a bit rich! → c'est gonflé!
npl
the rich → les riches mpl
the rich and famous → les gens mpl riches et célèbres
riches npl (= wealth) → richesses fpl

rich

adj (+er)
(= wealthy)reich; rich and famousreich und berühmt; for richer, for poorerin guten wie in schlechten Zeiten; to get rich quickschnell zu Reichtum gelangen
(= splendid) furniture, decoration, style, clothesprächtig; giftteuer; banquetüppig
foodschwer; rich tea biscuit˜ Butterkeks m; a rich dietreichhaltige Kost
(= fertile) soilfruchtbar, fett; landfruchtbar, reich
(= abundant, plentiful)reich; seaweed is a rich source of iodineSeetang ist eine reiche Jodquelle
(= intense) coloursatt; sound, voicevoll; wineschwer; smellkräftig, stark
(= full, eventful) lifeerfüllt; history, experiencereich; to be (all) the richer for somethingdurch etw bereichert sein
(inf: = amusing) → köstlich; that’s rich! (iro)das ist stark (inf)
(Aut) mixturefett
(= full of) to be rich in something (in resources etc)reich an etw (dat)sein; rich in vitamins/proteinvitamin-/eiweißreich; rich in corn/mineralsreich an Getreide/Bodenschätzen; rich in detailsehr detailliert; rich in illustrations/examplesmit vielen Abbildungen/Beispielen; to be rich in spiritein gutes Herz haben; the air was rich with the scent of blossomdie Luft war von Blütenduft erfüllt
n
the rich pldie Reichen pl; the rich and famousdie Reichen und Berühmten pl, → die Schickeria f (iro)
riches plReichtümer pl; natural richesnatürliche Reichtümer pl

rich

[rɪtʃ] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) (gen) → ricco/a; (food) → con molti grassi; (colour) → intenso/a; (clothes) → sontuoso/a
it was lovely but rather rich → era buono ma un po' troppo sostanzioso
that's rich! (fam, iro) → questa sì che è bella!
the rich → i ricchi
to be rich in sth → essere ricco/a di qc
to become or get or grow rich(er) → arricchirsi, diventar ricco/a

rich

(ritʃ) adjective
1. wealthy; having a lot of money, possessions etc. a rich man/country.
2. (with in) having a lot (of something). This part of the country is rich in coal.
3. valuable. a rich reward; rich materials.
4. containing a lot of fat, eggs, spices etc. a rich sauce.
5. (of clothes, material etc) very beautiful and expensive.
ˈrichly adverb
ˈrichness noun
ˈriches noun plural
wealth.

rich

غَنِيّ bohatý rig reich πλούσιος rico rikas riche bogat ricco 金持ちの 부유한 rijk rik bogaty rico богатый rik รวย zengin giàu có 富的

rich

a. [wealth] rico-a, opulento-a; [food] sabroso-a; muy sazonado-a, muy condimentado-a.

rich

adj (abundant) rico; — in protein rico en proteínas
References in classic literature ?
But the first difficulty that arises from the distinctions which we have laid down is this, should it happen that the majority of the inhabitants who possess the power of the state (for this is a democracy) should be rich, the question is, how does this agree with what we have said?
But no one, either of the deathless gods or of mortal men, heard her voice, nor yet the olive-trees bearing rich fruit: only tender-hearted Hecate, bright-coiffed, the daughter of Persaeus, heard the girl from her cave, and the lord Helios, Hyperion's bright son, as she cried to her father, the Son of Cronos.
90-112) But grief yet more terrible and savage came into the heart of Demeter, and thereafter she was so angered with the dark-clouded Son of Cronos that she avoided the gathering of the gods and high Olympus, and went to the towns and rich fields of men, disfiguring her form a long while.
There were two brothers who were both soldiers; the one was rich and the other poor.
I have a brother, who is rich, and your majesty knows him well, and all the world knows him; but because I am poor, everybody forgets me.
I sat one evening sunk in dreams of bliss, A maid of seven years old gave me a kiss, I at that time was rich in poesy And tales of old, though poor as poor could be; But all she asked for was this poesy.
Oh, were I rich in calm and peace of mind, My grief you then would not here written find
I know what it means to be rich - better than you, maybe.
I TOLE you I got a hairy breas', en what's de sign un it; en I TOLE you I ben rich wunst, en gwineter to be rich AGIN; en it's come true; en heah she is
Every morning the same thing occurred, and he soon became rich by selling his eggs.
A RICH Woman having returned from abroad disembarked at the foot of Knee-deep Street, and was about to walk to her hotel through the mud.
Oh, that is of no importance, really," replied the Rich Woman, with a cheerful smile.