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af·flu·ent

 (ăf′lo͞o-ənt, ə-flo͞o′-)
adj.
1. Generously supplied with money, property, or possessions; prosperous or rich. See Synonyms at rich.
2. Manifesting or requiring wealth: affluent homes; affluent living.
3. Archaic Flowing freely; copious.
n.
1. A stream or river that flows into a larger one; a tributary.
2. A person who is well-off financially: "the so-called emerging affluents" (Leslie Tweeton).
3. (used with a pl. verb) Wealthy people considered as a group. Often used with the.

[Middle English, abundant, flowing, from Old French, from Latin affluēns, affluent-, present participle of affluere, to abound in : ad-, ad- + fluere, to flow; see bhleu- in Indo-European roots.]

af′flu·ent·ly adv.
Usage Note: The pronunciation of affluent with stress on the first syllable is the widely accepted pronunciation, and the preferred form of 85 percent of the Usage Panel in our 2015 survey. The pronunciation with stress on the second syllable is acceptable to only a third of the Panel, but it is common enough to be considered a standard variant pronunciation.

affluent

(ˈæflʊənt)
adj
1. rich; wealthy
2. abundant; copious
3. flowing freely
n
(Physical Geography) archaic a tributary stream
[C15: from Latin affluent-, present participle of affluere to flow towards, from fluere to flow]

af•flu•ent

(ˈæf lu ənt or, sometimes, əˈflu-)

adj.
1. having an abundance of material goods; wealthy.
2. abounding in anything; abundant.
3. flowing freely: an affluent fountain.
n.
4. a tributary stream.
5. an affluent person.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin affluent-, s. of affluēns rich, orig. present participle of affluere to flow into, abound =af- af- + fluere to flow]
af′flu•ent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.affluent - an affluent personaffluent - an affluent person; a person who is financially well off; "the so-called emerging affluents"
have, rich person, wealthy person - a person who possesses great material wealth
2.affluent - a branch that flows into the main streamaffluent - a branch that flows into the main stream
branch - a stream or river connected to a larger one
Adj.1.affluent - having an abundant supply of money or possessions of valueaffluent - having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value; "an affluent banker"; "a speculator flush with cash"; "not merely rich but loaded"; "moneyed aristocrats"; "wealthy corporations"
rich - possessing material wealth; "her father is extremely rich"; "many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles"

affluent

adjective wealthy, rich, prosperous, loaded (slang), well-off, opulent, well-heeled (informal), well-to-do, moneyed Cigarette smoking used to be commoner among affluent people.
wealthy broke (informal), poor, impoverished, hard-up (informal), penniless, destitute, poverty-stricken, skint (Brit. slang), indigent, down at heel, impecunious, on the breadline, penurious, stony-broke (Brit. slang)

affluent

adjective
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.
Translations
غَنِي، مُيْسُور
zámožný
rigvelstående
tehetős
auîugur, velmegandi
pertekliusturtasturtingas
bagātsturīgs
bogat

affluent

[ˈæflʊənt]
A. ADJacaudalado, rico
the affluent societyla sociedad de la abundancia
B. N
1. the affluentlos ricos
2. (Geog) → afluente m

affluent

[ˈæfluənt] adj [area, suburb, family, person] → riche, aisé(e)
Philadelphia's affluent suburbs → les quartiers riches de Philadelphie
His family was quite affluent → Sa famille était assez riche.
the affluent society → la société d'abondance

affluent

1
adjreich, wohlhabend; the affluent societydie Wohlstandsgesellschaft; you affluent so-and-so!du reicher Sack! (inf), → du Großkapitalist!

affluent

2
n (Geog spec) → Nebenfluss m

affluent

[ˈæflʊənt] adjricco/a
the affluent society → la società del benessere

affluent

(ˈӕfluənt) adjective
wealthy. He is becoming more and more affluent.
ˈaffluence noun
wealth.
References in classic literature ?
The latter, undoubtedly, ran into those affluents of Lake Nu, or of the River of the Gazelles, concerning which M.
The affluents of the Amazon are, half of them, of this nature, while the other half are whitish and opaque, the difference depending upon the class of country through which they have flowed.
In a republic, where fortunes are not affluent, and pensions not expedient, the dismission of men from stations in which they have served their country long and usefully, on which they depend for subsistence, and from which it will be too late to resort to any other occupation for a livelihood, ought to have some better apology to humanity than is to be found in the imaginary danger of a superannuated bench.
Also, Thedora tells me that your circumstances used to be much more affluent than they are at present.
A man may have as much wisdom in the possession of an affluent fortune, as any beggar in the streets; or may enjoy a handsome wife or a hearty friend, and still remain as wise as any sour popish recluse, who buries all his social faculties, and starves his belly while he well lashes his back.
I had the happiness to know you in former times, and the Drama has ever had a claim which has ever been acknowledged, on the noble and the affluent.
She owned the truth frankly, and said that she had not made herself acquainted with the prices of such things, except as she had understood what affluent ladies paid for them.
Accustomed to ease, and unequal to the struggles incident to an infant society, the affluent emigrant was barely enabled to maintain his own rank by the weight of his personal superiority and acquirements; but, the moment that his head was laid in the grave, his indolent and comparatively uneducated offspring were compelled to yield precedency to the more active energies of a class whose exertions had been stimulated by necessity.
I perceive, ma'am," said I to the stout maid, "that your master is in affluent circumstances.
At any rate, her employer had done her one service: he had reminded her that her station in life was not what it had been in the days when her father was living, and when her aunt was in affluent circumstances.
Thus, when he died, at twenty-four (the scene of his decease, Calais, and the cause, brandy), he did not leave his widow, from whom he had been separated soon after the honeymoon, in affluent circumstances.
She is a cold-hearted, vain woman, who has married entirely from convenience, and though evidently unhappy in her marriage, places her disappointment not to faults of judgment, or temper, or disproportion of age, but to her being, after all, less affluent than many of her acquaintance, especially than her sister, Lady Stornaway, and is the determined supporter of everything mercenary and ambitious, provided it be only mercenary and ambitious enough.