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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 ?
The latter informs the party that she bequeths untold wealth to the young pair and an awful doom to Don Pedro, if he doesn't make them happy.
There was the truth of virginity and the truth of passion, the truth of wealth and of poverty, of thrift and of profligacy, of carelessness and abandon.
There are other statues in this buried city of Kurzon, and though they may not be so valuable they will give me a wealth of material for my research work.
The rather insignificant and unattractive Brantain was enormously rich; and she liked and required the entourage which wealth could give her.
Purchase wealth by her safety and satisfy your revenge with a single victim.
Nor can it be swayed by wealth or political or social influences.
So confident were they of that ultimate prospect, that the wealth already thus obtained was religiously expended in engines and machinery for the boring of wells and the conveyance of that precious water which the exhausted river had long since ceased to yield.
The rank, wealth, and eminent character of the deceased must have insured the strictest scrutiny into every ambiguous circumstance.
Here, no doubt, statistics of the former commerce of Salem might be discovered, and memorials of her princely merchants -- old King Derby -- old Billy Gray -- old Simon Forrester -- and many another magnate in his day, whose powdered head, however, was scarcely in the tomb before his mountain pile of wealth began to dwindle.
He was satisfied with his wealth, but not proud of it; and piqued himself upon the hearty abundance, rather than the style in which he lived.
Those narrow straits of Sunda divide Sumatra from Java; and standing midway in that vast rampart of islands, buttressed by that bold green promontory, known to seamen as Java Head; they not a little correspond to the central gateway opening into some vast walled empire: and considering the inexhaustible wealth of spices, and silks, and jewels, and gold, and ivory, with which the thousand islands of that oriental sea are enriched, it seems a significant provision of nature, that such treasures, by the very formation of the land, should at least bear the appearance, however ineffectual, of being guarded from the all-grasping western world.
If you ever do get rich," said Governor Gray, looking over his shoulder across the top of his cab, "you'll deserve it, Jerry, and you won't find a curse come with your wealth.