wealthy

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
wealth•y /ˈwɛlθi/USA pronunciation   adj.,  -i•er, -i•est. 
  1. having great wealth;
    rich.
wealth•i•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
wealth•y  (welthē),USA pronunciation adj.,  wealth•i•er, wealth•i•est. 
  1. having great wealth;
    rich;
    affluent:a wealthy person; a wealthy nation.
  2. characterized by, pertaining to, or suggestive of wealth:a wealthy appearance.
  3. rich in character, quality, or amount;
    abundant or ample:a novel that is wealthy in its psychological insights.
wealthi•ly, adv. 
wealthi•ness, n. 
  • 1325–75; Middle English; see wealth, -y1
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged prosperous, well-to-do, moneyed. See  rich. 
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged copious.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged poor.
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged scanty.

Weal•thy  (welthē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Plant Biologya variety of red apple, grown in the U.S., ripening in early autumn.
  • origin, originally uncertain


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

wealthy /ˈwɛlθɪ/ adj (wealthier, wealthiest)
  1. possessing wealth; affluent; rich
  2. of, characterized by, or relating to wealth
  3. abounding: wealthy in friends

ˈwealthily adv ˈwealthiness n



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