wealth

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noun \ˈwelth also ˈweltth\

Definition of wealth

  1. 1 obsolete :  weal, welfare

  2. 2 :  abundance of valuable material possessions or resources

  3. 3 :  abundant supply :  profusion

  4. 4 a :  all property that has a money value or an exchangeable value b :  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

  1. a nation that has acquired great wealth

  2. someone whose sole goal is the accumulation of wealth

  3. Her personal wealth is estimated to be around $10 billion.

  4. What percentage of the national wealth is spent on health care?

  5. I was impressed by the wealth of choices.

  6. Libraries offer a wealth of information.

Origin and Etymology of wealth

Middle English welthe, from wele weal


First Known Use: 13th century



WEALTH Defined for English Language Learners

wealth

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noun \ˈwelth also ˈweltth\

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

wealth

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noun \ˈwelth\

Definition of wealth for Students

  1. 1 :  a large amount of money or possessions

  2. 2 :  a great amount or number <a wealth of ideas>



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