moneyed

adjective
mon·​eyed | \ ˈmə-nēd How to pronounce moneyed (audio) \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of moneyed

1 : having money : wealthy
2 : consisting in or derived from money

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Examples of moneyed in a Sentence

a member of the moneyed classes luxury goods that are purchased mainly by moneyed tourists from abroad
Recent Examples on the Web Her book addresses three broad themes: the right to vote, moneyed special interests, and how to make every vote matter. oregonlive, "New book ‘Becoming a Democracy’ is a timely call to action," 11 Jan. 2021 Some hotels that remained open are putting on their usual buffets for resident expats and members of Thailand’s moneyed elite. Fox News, "Coronavirus dampens Christmas joy in Bethlehem and elsewhere," 25 Dec. 2020 Some hotels that remained open are putting on their usual buffets for resident expats and members of Thailand's moneyed elite. Arkansas Online, "Coronavirus dampens Christmas joy in Bethlehem and elsewhere," 24 Dec. 2020 Some hotels that remained open are putting on their usual buffets for resident expats and members of Thailand’s moneyed elite. chicagotribune.com, "Subdued celebrations as global Christmas festivities modified due to COVID: ‘We want to offer hope’," 24 Dec. 2020 And today a Beaver on floats is the latest toy of the moneyed set, sort of a Humvee of the air. Lionel Atwill, Field & Stream, "F&S Classics: One Tough Plane," 24 Dec. 2020 For the rest of their lives (Josef died in 1976, Anni in 1994), the couple enjoyed increasing fame while maintaining a disarmingly modest lifestyle; both disapproved of moneyed excess and indeed made fun of ostentation in others. Ann Landi, WSJ, "‘Anni and Josef Albers’ Review: Dynamic Balance," 31 Dec. 2020 In other words, a highly relatable character for another outer-borough kid who managed to press her way into Manhattan’s moneyed corridors. Washington Post, "What happened to Maria Bartiromo?," 23 Dec. 2020 These days, much of the Chinese money is in Vladivostok, a breezy and moneyed port city scattered over rolling hills on the shoreline of the Sea of Japan, about nine hours by jet from Moscow. New York Times, "How Russia Wins the Climate Crisis," 16 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of moneyed

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 Jan 2021

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“Moneyed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moneyed. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for moneyed

moneyed

adjective
How to pronounce moneyed (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of moneyed

formal : having a lot of money : very rich

moneyed

adjective
mon·​eyed | \ ˈmə-nēd \

Legal Definition of moneyed

: consisting in or derived from money a moneyed obligation

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