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adjective \ˈwel-thē also ˈwelt-thē\

: having a lot of money and possessions


Full Definition of WEALTHY

:  having wealth :  very affluent
:  characterized by abundance :  ample
wealth·i·ly \-thə-lē\ adverb
wealth·i·ness \-thē-nəs\ noun

Examples of WEALTHY

  1. He is a wealthy entrepreneur.
  2. the wealthiest nations in the world

First Known Use of WEALTHY

15th century

Synonym Discussion of WEALTHY

rich, wealthy, affluent, opulent mean having goods, property, and money in abundance. rich implies having more than enough to gratify normal needs or desires <became rich through shrewd investing>. wealthy stresses the possession of property and intrinsically valuable things <wealthy landowners>. affluent suggests prosperity and an increasing wealth <an affluent society>. opulent suggests lavish expenditure and display of great wealth, more often applying to things than people <an opulent mansion>.

Rhymes with WEALTHY

WEALTHINESSES Defined for Kids


adjective \ˈwel-thē\

Definition of WEALTHY for Kids

:  having a lot of money or possessions :  rich


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