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WEALTH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does wealth mean? 

WEALTH (noun)
  The noun WEALTH has 4 senses:

1. the state of being rich and affluent; having a plentiful supply of material goods and money
2. the quality of profuse abundance
3. an abundance of material possessions and resources
4. property that has economic utility: a monetary value or an exchange value

  Familiarity information: WEALTH used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


WEALTH (noun)


Sense 1wealth [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being rich and affluent; having a plentiful supply of material goods and money

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

wealth; wealthiness

Context example:

great wealth is not a sign of great intelligence

Hypernyms ("wealth" is a kind of...):

economic condition; financial condition (the condition of finances)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "wealth"):

circumstances (the state (usually personal) with regard to wealth)

affluence; richness (abundant wealth)

inherited wealth (wealth that is inherited rather than earned)

luxuriousness; luxury; opulence; sumptuousness (wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living)

mammon (wealth regarded as an evil influence)

sufficiency (sufficient resources to provide comfort and meet obligations)

Antonym:

poverty (the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions)


Sense 2wealth [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of profuse abundance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

she has a wealth of talent

Hypernyms ("wealth" is a kind of...):

abundance; copiousness; teemingness (the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply)


Sense 3wealth [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An abundance of material possessions and resources

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

riches; wealth

Hypernyms ("wealth" is a kind of...):

material resource (assets in the form of material possessions)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "wealth"):

gold (great wealth)

hoarded wealth; treasure (accumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc.)


Sense 4wealth [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Property that has economic utility: a monetary value or an exchange value

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("wealth" is a kind of...):

belongings; holding; material possession; property (something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "wealth"):

money (wealth reckoned in terms of money)


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