WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
rich /rɪtʃ/USA pronunciation  adj.,  -er, -est,n. 

  1. having wealth or great possessions.
  2. having great or many natural resources:a rich harvest last year.
  3. [be + ~ + with/in] having a great amount of something:fruits rich in vitamin C.
  4. containing a large amount of cream, butter, fat, sugar, or the like:a rich gravy.
  5. (of color, etc.) deep, strong, full, or mellow:a deep, rich red wine.
  6. [be + ~][Informal.]
    • highly amusing, so as to be absurd:Go on a date with you? Ha, that's rich!

  1. the rich, [plural; used with a plural verb] rich people thought of as a group:The rich get richer.
rich•ly, adv. 
rich•ness, n. [uncountable]

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rich /rɪtʃ/ adj
  1. well supplied with wealth, property, etc; owning much
  2. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the rich
  3. when postpositive, usually followed by in: having an abundance of natural resources, minerals, etc: a land rich in metals
  4. producing abundantly; fertile: rich soil
  5. when postpositive, usually followed by in or with: well supplied (with desirable qualities); abundant (in): a country rich with cultural interest
  6. of great worth or quality; valuable: a rich collection of antiques
  7. luxuriant or prolific: a rich growth of weeds
  8. expensively elegant, elaborate, or fine; costly: a rich display
  9. (of food) having a large proportion of flavoursome or fatty ingredients, such as spices, butter, or cream
  10. having a full-bodied flavour: a rich ruby port
  11. (of a smell) pungent or fragrant
  12. (of colour) intense or vivid; deep: a rich red
  13. (of sound or a voice) full, mellow, or resonant
  14. (of a fuel-air mixture) containing a relatively high proportion of fuel
  15. very amusing, laughable, or ridiculous: a rich joke, a rich situation
  1. See riches
Etymology: Old English rīce (originally of persons: great, mighty), of Germanic origin, ultimately from Celtic (compare Old Irish king)

Rich /rɪtʃ/ n
  1. Adrienne. born 1929, US poet and feminist writer; her volumes of poetry include Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law (1963) and Diving Into the Wreck (1973)
  2. Buddy, real name Bernard Rich. 1917–87, US jazz drummer and band leader

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