riches

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plural noun rich·es \ˈri-chəz\

Definition of riches

  1. :  things that make one rich :  wealth

Examples of riches in a Sentence

  1. industrialists who had amassed riches of a magnitude that few had dreamed possible

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

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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

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noun plural rich·es \ˈri-chəz\

Definition of riches for Students

  1. :  things that make someone rich



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