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wel·fare

 (wĕl′fâr′)
n.
1. Health, happiness, and good fortune; well-being: workers concerned with the welfare of their families.
2.
a. Financial or other aid provided, especially by the government, to people in need.
Idiom:
on welfare
Receiving regular assistance from the government or private agencies because of need.

[Middle English, from wel faren, to fare well, from Old English wel faran : wel, well; see well2 + faran, to get along; see fare.]
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welfare

(ˈwɛlˌfɛə)
n
1. health, happiness, prosperity, and well-being in general
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. financial and other assistance given to people in need
b. (as modifier): welfare services.
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Also called: welfare work plans or work to better the social or economic conditions of various underprivileged groups
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the welfare informal chiefly Brit the public agencies involved with giving such assistance
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) on welfare chiefly US and Canadian in receipt of financial aid from a government agency or other source
[C14: from the phrase wel fare; related to Old Norse velferth, German Wohlfahrt; see well1, fare]
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wel•fare

(ˈwɛlˌfɛər)

n.
1. the good fortune, health, happiness, prosperity, etc., of a person, group, or organization; well-being.
3. financial or other assistance given to those in poverty or need; public relief.
Idioms:
on welfare, receiving financial or other assistance from the government because of poverty or need.
[1275–1325; Middle English, from phrase wel fare. See well1, fare]
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welfare

- Originally the phrase wel fare—first meaning "happiness" or "prosperity."
See also related terms for prosperity.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

welfare

Money or other forms of aid provided to the needy by government.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.welfare - governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in needwelfare - governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need; "she lives on welfare"
social insurance - government provision for unemployed, injured, or aged people; financed by contributions from employers and employees as well as by government revenue
relief - aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped; "he has been on relief for many years"
pogey, pogy, dole - money received from the state
economic aid, financial aid, aid - money to support a worthy person or cause
2.welfare - something that aids or promotes well-being; "for the benefit of all"
goodness, good - that which is pleasing or valuable or useful; "weigh the good against the bad"; "among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization"
advantage, reward - benefit resulting from some event or action; "it turned out to my advantage"; "reaping the rewards of generosity"
sake, interest - a reason for wanting something done; "for your sake"; "died for the sake of his country"; "in the interest of safety"; "in the common interest"
3.welfare - a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperouswelfare - a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous; "the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles"
fool's paradise - an illusory state of wellbeing
health, wellness - a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease; "physicians should be held responsible for the health of their patients"
successfulness, prosperity - the condition of prospering; having good fortune
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

welfare

noun
1. wellbeing, good, interest, health, security, benefit, success, profit, safety, protection, fortune, comfort, happiness, prosperity, prosperousness Above all we must consider the welfare of the children.
2. state benefit, support, benefits, pensions, dole (slang), social security, unemployment benefit, state benefits, Jobseeker's Allowance, JSA proposed cuts in welfare
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welfare

noun
1. A state of health, happiness, and prospering:
2. Assistance, especially money, food, and other necessities, given to the needy or dispossessed:
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Translations
إِعَانَةٌ لـِمُتَعَطِّليـنرفاهِيَّه، صالِحضَمَانٌ اجْتِمَاعِيّمُساعَدَة إجْتِماعِيَّه
blahopodporasociální zabezpečení
arbejdsløshedsunderstøttelsebistandshjælpsocialhjælpvelvelfærd
hyvinvointisosiaaliturvatyöttömyyskorvaus
novčana potporasocijalno osiguranje
állami támogatásjóllét
velferî, velmegun
失業手当社会保障
사회 보장실업 수당
vaikų globavaikų rūpybavisuotinės gerovės valstybė
labklājībasocialais pabalsts
blagor
arbetslöshetsunderstödsocial trygghet
เงินที่รัฐบาลให้กับคนว่างงานทุกเดือนการประกันสังคม
afiyetrefahsağlıksosyal güvenliksosyal yardım
an sinh xã hộitiền trợ cấp thất nghiệp

welfare

[ˈwelfɛə>ʳ]
A. N
1. (= well-being) → bienestar m
physical/spiritual welfarebienestar físico/espiritual
you've got to think about the welfare of the childrentienes que pensar en el bienestar de los niños
animal welfarela protección de los animales
child welfarela protección a or de la infancia
2. (= social aid) → asistencia f social
to be on welfarerecibir asistencia social
to live on welfarevivir a cargo de la asistencia social
B. CPD [programme, provision] → de asistencia social
welfare centre, welfare center (US) Ncentro m de asistencia social
welfare mother N madre que recibe asistencia social
welfare organization Norganización f de asistencia social
animal welfare organizationuna organización para la protección de los animales
welfare services NPLasistencia fsing social
welfare state Nestado m de bienestar social
welfare work Ntrabajos mpl de asistencia social
welfare worker Nasistente mf social
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

welfare

[ˈwɛlfɛər]
n
(= well-being) → bien-être m
(= social security) → aide f sociale
to be on welfare → recevoir l'aide sociale
modif [system, program] → d'aide sociale; [money] → des prestations sociales; [budget, reform, cuts] → de l'aide sociale; [policy, spending] → d'aide socialewelfare check n (US)chèque m d'allocationswelfare hotel n (US) foyer où sont hébergés temporairement les bénéficiaires de l'aide socialewelfare mother n (US) mère seule qui bénéficie de l'aide socialewelfare officer nassistant(e) m/f social(e)welfare payments nplprestations fpl socialeswelfare state n
the welfare state → l'État-providence mwelfare work ntravail m socialwelfare worker ntravailleur/euse m/f social(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

welfare

n
(= wellbeing)Wohl nt, → Wohlergehen nt
(= welfare work)Fürsorge f, → Wohlfahrt f (dated); child welfareKinderfürsorge f; social welfaresoziale Fürsorge
(US: = social security) → Sozialhilfe f; to be on welfareSozialhilfeempfänger(in) m(f)sein

welfare

:
welfare benefits
welfare case
nSozialfall m
welfare check
n (US) → Sozialhilfeüberweisung f
welfare hotel
n (US) Hotel zur vorübergehenden Unterbringung von Sozialhilfeempfängern
welfare officer
nSozialarbeiter(in) m(f), → Mitarbeiter(in) m(f)des Sozialamts
welfare recipient
n (US) → Sozialhilfeempfänger(in) m(f)
welfare services
welfare state
welfare system
nSozialsystem nt
welfare work
nFürsorgearbeit f, → Wohlfahrtsarbeit f (dated)
welfare worker
nFürsorger(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

welfare

[ˈwɛlˌfɛəʳ]
1. n
a. (gen) → bene m; (comfort) → benessere m
the nation's welfare → il bene della nazione
spiritual welfare → benessere spirituale
to look after sb's welfare → preoccuparsi di qn
child welfare → protezione f dell'infanzia
b. (social aid) → assistenza sociale
they were living off welfare → vivevano del sussidio dello stato
2. adj (aid, organization) → di assistenza sociale
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

welfare

(ˈwelfeə) noun
1. mental and physical health; living conditions. Who is looking after the child's welfare?
2. money or aid given by government to people in need. He is on welfare; She lives on welfare; to get welfare.
ˈchild welfare noun
1. aid provided to dependent children.
2. concern for the living conditions etc of children. She has a job as a child welfare officer.
welfare state
a country which runs insurance schemes for its inhabitants, supplying them with free medical care, pensions etc.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

welfare

إِعَانَةٌ لـِمُتَعَطِّليـن, ضَمَانٌ اجْتِمَاعِيّ podpora, sociální zabezpečení arbejdsløshedsunderstøttelse, socialhjælp Arbeitslosenunterstützung, Sozialhilfe επίδομα ανεργίας, κοινωνική ασφάλιση seguridad social, subsidio de desempleo sosiaaliturva, työttömyyskorvaus chômage, sécurité sociale novčana potpora, socijalno osiguranje previdenza sociale, sussidio di disoccupazione 失業手当, 社会保障 사회 보장, 실업 수당 uitkering trygdesystem, utdeling ubezpieczenie społeczne, zasiłek dla bezrobotnych auxílio desemprego, esmola, previdência social, segurança social пособие по безработице, социальное страхование arbetslöshetsunderstöd, social trygghet เงินที่รัฐบาลให้กับคนว่างงานทุกเดือน, การประกันสังคม sosyal güvenlik, yoksulluk yardımı an sinh xã hội, tiền trợ cấp thất nghiệp 救济金, 社会保障
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

welfare

n. bien, bienestar; salud; asistencia;
___ benefitsbeneficios de asistencia social;
___ worktrabajo de asistencia social;
___ workertrabajador-a social.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

welfare

n bienestar m; (US, governmental assistance) asistencia social
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And a welfare rights group has blamed UK Government policies and blasted advice agencies for piling on the misery.
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"In addition to this we urge anyone who is concerned about their council tax payments or entitlement to benefits to contact the council's welfare rights team - we want to help and the sooner we know about your situation the sooner we can do so."
Any other vote than Labour will return a government that will not just continue the vicious cuts to the NHS, more zero hours contracts, reduced welfare rights and more attacks on the Trade Unions.
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I HAVE never written to the Echo before but I am now prompted to do so having read J Williams' letter (June 16) regarding the possible closure of an essential service due to withdrawal of financing from the local authority for the Welfare Rights Department of Age Concern (now called Age Connects) in Fairwater.