wealthy
adjective (wealthier; -est) Date: 15th century 1. having wealth ; very affluent 2. characterized by abundance ; ample Synonyms: see richwealthily adverbwealthiness noun

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  • Wealthy — Wealth y, a. [Compar. {Wealthier}; superl. {Wealthiest}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Having wealth; having large possessions, or larger than most men, as lands, goods, money, or securities; opulent; affluent; rich. [1913 Webster] A wealthy Hebrew of my… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wealthy — (adj.) late 14c., from WEALTH (Cf. wealth) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Meaning wealthy persons collectively is from late 14c …   Etymology dictionary

  • wealthy — [wel′thē] adj. wealthier, wealthiest 1. having wealth; rich; prosperous; affluent 2. of, characterized by, or suggestive of wealth 3. rich or abundant (in something specified) [talk wealthy in nuances] SYN. RICH wealthily adv. wealthiness n …   English World dictionary

  • wealthy — index prosperous, successful Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • wealthy — *rich, affluent, opulent Antonyms: indigent …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • wealthy — [adj] rich; having a lot of money affluent, booming, comfortable, having it made*, independent, in the money*, loaded, made of money*, moneyed, of independent means, opulent, pecunious, prosperous, rolling in it*, substantial, upscale, well… …   New thesaurus

  • wealthy — ► ADJECTIVE (wealthier, wealthiest) ▪ having a great deal of money, resources, or assets; rich …   English terms dictionary

  • Wealthy — ☆ Wealthy [wel′thē] n. a red, medium sized fall apple …   English World dictionary

  • wealthy — wealth wealth [welθ] noun [uncountable] a large amount of money or valuable possessions: • Colombia s economy needn t rely solely on its mineral wealth. • The legislation is designed to give American firms the ability to generate wealth from… …   Financial and business terms

  • wealthy */*/ — UK [ˈwelθɪ] / US adjective Word forms wealthy : adjective wealthy comparative wealthier superlative wealthiest a) a wealthy person, organization, or country is one that has a large amount of money, land, and other valuable things Many wealthy… …   English dictionary

  • wealthy — [[t]we̱lθi[/t]] wealthier, wealthiest ADJ GRADED Someone who is wealthy has a large amount of money, property, or valuable possessions. ...a wealthy international businessman. Syn: the rich N PLURAL: the N The wealthy are people who are wealthy …   English dictionary

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