Definition of wealth
2 : abundance of valuable material possessions or resources
3 : abundant supply : profusion
4a : all property that has a money value or an exchangeable valueb : all material objects that have economic utility; especially : the stock of useful goods having economic value in existence at any one time national wealth
Examples of wealth in a Sentence
a nation that has acquired great wealth
someone whose sole goal is the accumulation of wealth
Her personal wealth is estimated to be around $10 billion.
What percentage of the national wealth is spent on health care?
I was impressed by the wealth of choices.
Libraries offer a wealth of information.
Recent Examples of wealth from the Web
Dynan also notes that given the wild fluctuation in home prices since 2006, some Americans now see housing wealth as akin to volatile assets like stocks and may be more hesitant to spend it.
The final scenes of Baker's life as captured on stage explore her adoption of 12 children, the loss of her career and wealth and her unlikely friendship with Princess Grace of Monaco prior to Baker's death in 1975.
Messina said at the time that the improved results came from the repositioning of the bank’s business around wealth management -- a move similar to that made by Swiss rivals Credit Suisse Group AG and UBS Group AG.
A home loan historically has been a way for middle-class Americans to build wealth, while student loans helped people get better-paying jobs.
That experience gives Thompson a point of reference and a wealth of knowledge to convey to his team this week as the Tigers await their seeding.
He, like his country, is torn between loyalty to one's own culture and people and a desire for wealth and respectability as defined by outsiders.
Cassini may be near the end of its existence, but the NASA spacecraft is still delivering a wealth of scientific information.
Those things played a role, but the core of the conflict in Aleppo, as in much of Syria, was a divide between urban wealth and rural poverty.
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Origin and Etymology of wealth
Middle English welthe, from wele weal
First Known Use: 13th century
WEALTH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wealth for English Language Learners
: a large amount of money and possessions
: the value of all the property, possessions, and money that someone or something has
: a large amount or number
WEALTH Defined for Kids
Definition of wealth for Students
1 : a large amount of money or possessions
2 : a great amount or number a wealth of ideas
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