wealth


wealth
wealthless, adj.
/welth/, n.
1. a great quantity or store of money, valuable possessions, property, or other riches: the wealth of a city.
2. an abundance or profusion of anything; plentiful amount: a wealth of imagery.
3. Econ.
a. all things that have a monetary or exchange value.
b. anything that has utility and is capable of being appropriated or exchanged.
4. rich or valuable contents or produce: the wealth of the soil.
5. the state of being rich; prosperity; affluence: persons of wealth and standing.
6. Obs. happiness.
[1200-50; ME welth (see WELL1, -TH1); modeled on HEALTH]
Syn. 2. richness, amplitude, fullness. 3a. possessions, assets, goods, property, money. 5. opulence, fortune.
Ant. 5. poverty.

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