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wealth

 (wĕlth)
n.
1.
a. An abundance of valuable material possessions or resources; riches: gave his wealth away to charity.
b. The state of being rich; affluence: a community of great wealth.
2. Goods and resources having value in terms of exchange or use: the agricultural wealth of the region.
3. A great amount; a profusion: a wealth of advice.

[Middle English welthe, from wele, from Old English wela; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

wealth

(wɛlθ)
n
1. (Economics) a large amount of money and valuable material possessions
2. (Economics) the state of being rich
3. a great profusion: a wealth of gifts.
4. (Economics) economics all goods and services with monetary, exchangeable, or productive value
[C13 welthe, from weal2; related to well1]
ˈwealthless adj

wealth

(wɛlθ)

n.
1. a great quantity or store of money, property, or other riches.
2. plentiful amount; abundance: a wealth of imagery.
3. any or all things with monetary or exchange value.
4. rich or valuable contents or produce: the wealth of the soil.
5. the state of being rich; prosperity; affluence.
6. Obs. happiness.
[1200–50; Middle English welth (see well1, -th1); modeled on health]
wealth′less, adj.

Wealth

 a large possession; a great amount.
Examples: wealth of antiquity, 1697; of feeling; of information; of knowledge; of learning; of inarticulate speech, 1874; of wit, 1596; of words, 1850.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wealth - the state of being rich and affluentwealth - 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"
financial condition - the condition of (corporate or personal) finances
affluence, richness - abundant wealth; "they studied forerunners of richness or poverty"; "the richness all around unsettled him for he had expected to find poverty"
inherited wealth - wealth that is inherited rather than earned
luxuriousness, opulence, sumptuousness, luxury - wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living
mammon - wealth regarded as an evil influence
sufficiency - sufficient resources to provide comfort and meet obligations; "her father questioned the young suitor's sufficiency"
impoverishment, poorness, poverty - the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
2.wealth - the quality of profuse abundancewealth - the quality of profuse abundance; "she has a wealth of talent"
abundance, copiousness, teemingness - the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply; "an age of abundance"
3.wealth - an abundance of material possessions and resourceswealth - an abundance of material possessions and resources
material resource - assets in the form of material possessions
gold - great wealth; "Whilst that for which all virtue now is sold, and almost every vice--almighty gold"--Ben Jonson
hoarded wealth, treasure - accumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc.; "the pirates hid their treasure on a small island in the West Indies"
4.wealth - property that has economic utility: a monetary value or an exchange valuewealth - property that has economic utility: a monetary value or an exchange value
belongings, property, holding - something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone; "that hat is my property"; "he is a man of property";
money - wealth reckoned in terms of money; "all his money is in real estate"

wealth

noun
1. riches, fortune, prosperity, affluence, goods, means, money, funds, property, cash, resources, substance, possessions, big money, big bucks (informal, chiefly U.S.), opulence, top dollar (informal), megabucks (U.S. & Canad. slang), lucre, wonga (slang), pelf The discovery of oil brought untold wealth to the island.
riches poverty, deprivation, penury, destitution, indigence
2. property, funds, capital, estate, assets, fortune, possessions His personal wealth is estimated at over 50 million dollars.
3. abundance, store, plenty, richness, bounty, profusion, fullness, cornucopia, plenitude, copiousness The city boasts a wealth of beautiful churches
abundance want, need, lack, poverty, shortage, scarcity, dearth, paucity
Related words
like plutomania
Quotations
"In every well-governed state, wealth is a sacred thing; in democracies it is the only sacred thing" [Anatole France L'Île des pingouins]
"It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God" Bible: St. Mark
"I am rich beyond the dreams of avarice" [Edward Moore The Gamester]

wealth

noun
1. A great amount of accumulated money and precious possessions:
2. All things, such as money, property, or goods, having economic value:
asset (used in plural), capital, fortune, mean (used in plural), resource (used in plural), wherewithal.
3. A great deal:
Informal: barrel, heap, lot, pack, peck, pile.
Regional: power, sight.
Translations
ثَرْوَةغِنى، ثَرْوَهكَميَّةٌ كبيرَه
bohatství
rigdomet væld afformue
vauraus
bogatstvo
gazdagság
auîur, ríkidæmignægî
富裕
bagātībasdaudzums
bogastvo
förmögenhet
ความร่ำรวยมั่งคั่ง
varlıkzenginlikbollukçokluk
sự giàu có

wealth

[welθ]
A. N
1. (lit) → riqueza f
for all his wealtha pesar de su riqueza
the country's mineral wealthlas riquezas minerales del país
2. (fig) (= abundance) → abundancia f (of de) the report provides a wealth of detail/new informationel informe contiene una abundancia de detalles/de información nueva
B. CPD wealth tax Nimpuesto m sobre el patrimonio

wealth

[ˈwɛlθ] n
(= money, resources) → richesse f
a wealth of sth (= large amount) → une profusion de qchwealth tax nimpôt m sur la fortune

wealth

n
Reichtum m; (= private fortune)Vermögen nt
(fig: = abundance) → Fülle f

wealth

[wɛlθ] n (money, resources) → ricchezza, ricchezze fpl (fig) (abundance) wealth (of)dovizia or abbondanza (di)

wealth

(welθ) noun
1. riches. He is a man of great wealth.
2. a great quantity (of). a wealth of information.
ˈwealthy adjective
having much money and/or many possessions; rich. She is a wealthy young widow.

wealth

ثَرْوَة bohatství rigdom Reichtum πλούτος riqueza vauraus richesse bogatstvo ricchezze 富裕 rijkdom rikdom bogactwo riqueza богатство förmögenhet ความร่ำรวยมั่งคั่ง varlık sự giàu có 财富

wealth

n. riqueza, abundancia.
References in classic literature ?
We will say, for the sake of round figures, that the total production of wealth in the United States is one year is four billion dollars.
It was his lot to share the fortune of most of those who brought wealth with them into the new settlements of the middle colonies.
I listened in admiration, and wanting to draw him out, that he might go on--Yes, Cephalus, I said: but I rather suspect that people in general are not convinced by you when you speak thus; they think that old age sits lightly upon you, not because of your happy disposition, but because you are rich, and wealth is well known to be a great comforter.
If we compare the wealth of the United Netherlands with that of Russia or Germany, or even of France, and if we at the same time compare the total value of the lands and the aggregate population of that contracted district with the total value of the lands and the aggregate population of the immense regions of either of the three last-mentioned countries, we shall at once discover that there is no comparison between the proportion of either of these two objects and that of the relative wealth of those nations.
Grandeur has but little," said Elinor, "but wealth has much to do with it.
But notwithstanding the imperfection of the rule as applied to the relative wealth and contributions of the States, it is evidently the least objectionable among the practicable rules, and had too recently obtained the general sanction of America, not to have found a ready preference with the convention.
There is also another species of acquisition which they [1257a] particularly call pecuniary, and with great propriety; and by this indeed it seems that there are no bounds to riches and wealth.
The porter, who had often heard people speak of the immense wealth of Sindbad, could not help feeling envious of one whose lot seemed to be as happy as his own was miserable.
Unknowingly, he was a childless man, while striving to add more wealth to his only child's inheritance.
I have said virtue, wealth, and generosity, because a great man who is vicious will be a great example of vice, and a rich man who is not generous will be merely a miserly beggar; for the possessor of wealth is not made happy by possessing it, but by spending it, and not by spending as he pleases, but by knowing how to spend it well.
He told the king of the vast wealth that was lying at the bottom of the sea.
She stirs up even the shiftless to toil; for a man grows eager to work when he considers his neighbour, a rich man who hastens to plough and plant and put his house in good order; and neighbour vies with is neighbour as he hurries after wealth.