riches

plural noun rich·es \ ˈri-chəz \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of riches

: things that make one rich : wealth

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Origin and Etymology of riches

Middle English, singular or plural, from richesse wealth, from Anglo-French richesce, from riche rich, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English rīce rich



RICHES Defined for English Language Learners

riches

noun

Definition of riches for English Language Learners

  • : large amounts of money and possessions

  • : good things that are available to use or choose


RICHES Defined for Kids

riches

noun plural rich·es \ ˈri-chəz \

Definition of riches for Students

: things that make someone rich


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