richness


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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. Highly varied, developed, or complex: rich musical harmonies; a rich cultural tradition.
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 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

richness

(ˈrɪtʃnɪs)
n
1. (Physical Geography) the state or quality of being rich
2. (Colours) the state or quality of being rich
3. (Cookery) the state or quality of being rich
4. (Automotive Engineering) the state or quality of being rich
5. (Agriculture) the state or quality of being rich
6. (Environmental Science) ecology the number of individuals of a species in a given area

Richesse, Richness

 wealth or opulence; martins collectively, 1486.
Examples: richesse of glory, 1382; of all heavenly grace, 1590; of virtues and comfort of the Holy Ghost, 1400; of good works, 1539.

Richness

 
  1. Rich as apricots in brandy —Robert D. McFadden
  2. (Vellum) rich as country cream —Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  3. Rich as memory —Marge Piercy
  4. Rich as velvet brocade —Morris Philipson, describing the rich texture of language in a book, New York Times Book Review, April 12, 1987
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.richness - the property of being extremely abundantrichness - the property of being extremely abundant; "the profusion of detail"; "the idiomatic richness of English"
abundance, copiousness, teemingness - the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply; "an age of abundance"
overgrowth - a profusion of growth on or over something else
greenness, verdancy, verdure - the lush appearance of flourishing vegetation
wilderness - a bewildering profusion; "the duties of citizenship are lost sight of in the wilderness of interests of individuals and groups"; "a wilderness of masts in the harbor"
2.richness - abundant wealthrichness - abundant wealth; "they studied forerunners of richness or poverty"; "the richness all around unsettled him for he had expected to find poverty"
wealth, wealthiness - the state of being rich and affluent; having a plentiful supply of material goods and money; "great wealth is not a sign of great intelligence"
ease, comfort - a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state; "a life of luxury and ease"; "he had all the material comforts of this world"
3.richness - the property of a sensation that is rich and pleasingrichness - the property of a sensation that is rich and pleasing; "the music had a fullness that echoed through the hall"; "the cheap wine had no body, no mellowness"; "he was well aware of the richness of his own appearance"
property - a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
4.richness - the quality of having high intrinsic value; "the richness of the mines and pastureland"; "the cut of her clothes and the richness of the fabric were distinctive"
value - the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable; "the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world"
5.richness - the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth; "he praised the richness of the soil"; "weeds lovely in their rankness"
fruitfulness, fecundity - the quality of something that causes or assists healthy growth
6.richness - a strong deep vividness of hue; "the fire-light gave a richness of coloring to that side of the room"
tint, shade, tincture, tone - a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted"
7.richness - splendid or imposing in size or appearance; "the grandness of the architecture"; "impressed by the richness of the flora"
excellence - the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree
expansiveness, expansivity - a quality characterized by magnificence of scale or the tendency to expand; "the expansiveness of their extravagant life style was soon curtailed"
majesty, stateliness, loftiness - impressiveness in scale or proportion

richness

noun
Translations
غِنى، ثَرْوَه
bohatost
fyldighedrigdom
ríkidæmi
bohatosť
zenginlik

richness

[ˈrɪtʃnɪs] N
1. (= wealth) [of person, culture] → riqueza f
2. (= abundance) [of variety] → lo enorme; [of deposits, harvest] → abundancia f
richness in vitaminsriqueza f en vitaminas
3. (= fullness) [of life, experience] → riqueza f
4. (= fertility) [of soil] → fertilidad f
5. (= heaviness) [of food] → lo sustancioso (pej) → pesadez f
6. (= intensity) [of colour] → viveza f; [of sound, smell] → intensidad f
7. (= mellowness) [of voice] → sonoridad f

richness

[ˈrɪtʃnɪs] n
[person, country] → richesse f
[food] → richesse f
[soil] → richesse f, fertilité f
[colour] → richesse f; [smell] → intensité f
[culture] → richesse f; [life] → plénitude fRichter scale [ˈrɪktərskeɪl] néchelle f de Richter
to measure 5 on the Richter Scale → mesurer 5 sur l'échelle de Richter

richness

n
(= wealthiness)Reichtum m
(= splendour, of furniture, decoration, style, clothes) → Pracht f; (of banquet)Üppigkeit f
(of food)Schwere f; the richness of the fooddie reichhaltige Kost
(= fertility: of soil, land) → Fruchtbarkeit f
(= intensity, of colour) → Sattheit f; (of wine)Schwere f; (of smell)Stärke f; the richness of his voiceseine volle Stimme
(= fullness, of life) → Erfülltheit f; (of history, experience)Reichtum m
(Aut, of mixture) → Fettheit f
(in minerals, vitamins etc) → Reichtum m (→ in an +dat)

richness

[ˈrɪtʃnɪs] n (see adj) → ricchezza, (alto) contenuto di grassi, intensità f inv, sontuosità f inv

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.
References in classic literature ?
Already time had begun a little to color the stone, lending a golden richness to its surface and in the evening or on dark days touching the shaded places beneath the eaves with wavering patches of browns and blacks.
A graceful cradle of willow, with all its dainty furbishings, was laid upon the pyre, which had already been fed with the richness of a priceless layette.
His language has the richness and sententious fullness of the Chinese.
It was believed that this would establish the fact of the permanent richness of the drifts, and not only justify past expenditure, but a renewed outlay of credit and capital.
It is a likeness of a young man, in a silken dressing-gown of an old fashion, the soft richness of which is well adapted to the countenance of reverie, with its full, tender lips, and beautiful eyes, that seem to indicate not so much capacity of thought, as gentle and voluptuous emotion.
An entire class of susceptibilities, and a gift connected with them -- of no great richness or value, but the best I had -- was gone from me.
But what further depreciates the whale as a civilized dish, is his exceeding richness.
I know not with what fine and costly material the heidelburgh Tun was coated within, but in superlative richness that coating could not possibly have compared with the silken pearl-colored membrane, like the line of a fine pelisse, forming the inner surface of the Sperm Whale's case.
There is a mellow richness, a subdued color, in the old pictures, which is to the eye what muffled and mellowed sound is to the ear.
No, no, sir; besides the delicacy and richness of the fabric, I found nothing save Fairfax Rochester's pride; and that did not scare me, because I am used to the sight of the demon.
There was a certain richness in his complexion, which I had been long accustomed, under Peggotty's tuition, to connect with port wine; and I fancied it was in his voice too, and referred his growing corpulency to the same cause.
Several domestics, whose dress held various proportions betwixt the richness of their master's, and the coarse and simple attire of Gurth the swine-herd, watched the looks and waited the commands of the Saxon dignitary.