Definitions for: Wealth


[n] the quality of profuse abundance; "she has a wealth of talent"
[n] property that has economic utility: a monetary value or an exchange value
[n] an abundance of material possessions and resources
[n] 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"



Webster (1913) Definition: Wealth, n. (Econ.)
(a) In the private sense, all pooperty which has a money
value.
(b) In the public sense, all objects, esp. material
objects, which have economic utility.
(c) Specif. called personal wealth. Those energies,
faculties, and habits directly contributing to make
people industrially efficient.


Wealth, n. [OE. welthe, from wele; cf. D. weelde
luxury. See Weal prosperity.]
1. Weal; welfare; prosperity; good. [Obs.] ``Let no man seek
his own, but every man another's wealth.'' --1 Cor. x. 24.

2. Large possessions; a comparative abundance of things which
are objects of human desire; esp., abundance of worldly
estate; affluence; opulence; riches.

I have little wealth to lose. --Shak.

Each day new wealth, without their care, provides.
--Dryden.

Wealth comprises all articles of value and nothing
else. --F. A.
Walker.

Active wealth. See under Active.

Syn: Riches; affluence; opulence; abundance.

Synonyms: riches, wealthiness

Antonyms: impoverishment, poorness, poverty

See Also: abundance, affluence, belongings, circumstances, copiousness, economic condition, financial condition, gold, hoarded wealth, holding, luxuriousness, luxury, mammon, material possession, material resource, money, opulence, property, richness, silver spoon, sufficiency, sumptuousness, teemingness, treasure

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