rich


rich
rich [rich]
adj.
[ME riche < OE & OFr: OE rice, noble, powerful: see RIGHT]
1. having more than enough of material possessions; owning much money or property; wealthy
2. having abundant natural resources [a rich country]
3. well-supplied (with); abounding ( in) [rich in minerals]
4. worth much; valuable [a rich prize]
5. of valuable materials or fine, elaborate workmanship; costly and elegant [rich gifts]
6. elaborate; luxurious; sumptuous [a rich banquet]
7. having an abundance of good constituents or qualities; specif.,
a) full of nutritious or choice ingredients, esp. fats and sugar, and spices, etc. [rich pastries]
b) full of strength and flavor; full-bodied [rich coffee]
8.
a) full, deep, and mellow: said of sounds, the voice, etc.
b) deep; intense; vivid: said of colors
c) very fragrant: said of odors
9. having a high proportion of fuel to air [a rich fuel mixture]
10. abundant; plentiful; ample [a rich fund of stories]
11. yielding or producing in abundance, as soil, mines, etc.
12. Informal
a) abounding in humor; very amusing
b) absurd; preposterous
——————
the rich
wealthy people collectively
richness
n.
SYN.- RICH is the general word for one who has more money or income-producing property than is necessary to satisfy normal needs; WEALTHY adds to this connotations of grand living, influence in the community, a tradition of richness, etc. [a wealthy banker ]; AFFLUENT suggests a continuing increase of riches and lavish spending resulting from it [to live in affluent circumstances ]; OPULENT suggests the possession of great wealth as displayed in luxurious or ostentatious living [an opulent mansion ]; WELL-TO-DO implies sufficient prosperity for easy living
-ANT. POOR

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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