Definition of rich
1 : having abundant possessions and especially material wealth
2a : having high value or qualityb : well supplied or endowed a city rich in traditions
3 : magnificently impressive : sumptuous
4a : vivid and deep in color a rich redb : full and mellow in tone and quality a rich voicec : having a strong fragrance rich perfumes
5 : highly productive or remunerative a rich mine
6a : having abundant plant nutrients rich soilb : highly seasoned, fatty, oily, or sweet rich foodsc : high in the combustible component a rich fuel mixtured : high in some component cholesterol-rich foods
8 : pure or nearly pure rich lime
Examples of rich in a Sentence
Her investments have made her rich.
The dictionary is a rich source of information.
a rich and spicy soup
The food was a little too rich for me.
Their country has a rich cultural heritage.
This area has a rich history.
She has a rich vocabulary.
Recent Examples of rich from the Web
Those doctors were fraudulent, getting rich off the fears of people like my parents.
Despite what its name would suggest, the Big Bang is not owned by a rich, horny 14-year-old boy.
Charlie eventually retired as a master sergeant after a 20-year career, then started a banking career in Newport, an island community with a strong military presence and reputation as a rich people’s playground.
That even could allow richer plans intended for the chronically ill to drop coverage of prescription drugs, mental illness, maternity care or other items.
DDC embraces decadence with rich food, free-flowing cocktails, endless oysters, and a raucous afterparty.
Guests will find plenty of silk and woven fabrics, glass lamps and Venetian furniture in rich shades of blue.
Though unconfirmed, the revelation is a public relations boon for Sharp Grossmont Hospital, which seems to be gaining a reputation as a birth place for the rich and famous.
A. Broward County has a long and rich history in innovation.
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Origin and Etymology of rich
Middle English riche, from Old English rīce; akin to Old High German rīhhi rich, Old English rīce kingdom, Old High German rīhhi, noun; all from prehistoric Germanic words borrowed from Celt words akin to Old Irish rí (genitive ríg) king — more at royal
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of Rich
Adrienne Cecile 1929–2012 American poet
RICH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rich for English Language Learners
: having a lot of money and possessions
: very expensive and beautiful, impressive, etc.
: having or supplying a large amount of something that is wanted or needed
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