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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 ?
And hence they are very bad company, for they can talk about nothing but the praises of wealth. That is true, he said.
Those who have been accustomed to contemplate the circumstances which produce and constitute national wealth, must be satisfied that there is no common standard or barometer by which the degrees of it can be ascertained.
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.
"What have wealth or grandeur to do with happiness?"
In the latter, it has reference to the proportion of wealth, of which it is in no case a precise measure, and in ordinary cases a very unfit one.
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. Now many persons suppose, from their near relation to each other, that this is one and the same with that we have just mentioned, but it is not the same as that, though not very different; one of these is natural, the other is not, but rather owing to some art and skill; we will enter into a particular examination of this subject.
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.
From all I have said I would have you gather, my poor innocents, that great is the confusion among lineages, and that only those are seen to be great and illustrious that show themselves so by the virtue, wealth, and generosity of their possessors.
This old ship had been laden with immense wealth; and, hitherto, nobody had thought of the possibility of recovering any part of it from the deep sea which was rolling and tossing it about.
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. This Strife is wholesome for men.