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Rich definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RICH, a. [L. rego, regnum, Eng. reach, region, from extending.]
1. Wealthy; opulent; possessing a large portion of land, goods or money, or a larger portion than is common to other men or to men of like rank. A farmer may be rich with property which would not make a nobleman rich. An annual income of 500 sterling pounds would make a rich vicar, but not a rich bishop. Men more willingly acknowledge others to be richer, than to be wiser than themselves.
Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver and in gold.
Genesis 13.
2. Splendid; costly; valuable; precious; sumptuous; as a rich dress; a rich border; a rich silk; rich furniture; a rich present.
3. Abundant in materials; yielding great quantities of any thing valuable; as a rich mine; rich ore.
4. Abounding in valuable ingredients or qualities; as a rich odor or flavor; rich spices.
So we say, a rich description; a discourse rich in ideas.
5. Full of valuable achievements or works.
Each minute shall be rich in some great action.
6. Fertile; fruitful; capable of producing large crops or quantities; as a rich soil; rich land; rich mold.
7. Abundant; large; as a rich crop.
8. Abundant; affording abundance; plentiful.
The gorgeous East with richest hand pours on her sons barbaric pearl and gold.
9. Full of beautiful scenery; as a rich landscape; a rich prospect.
10. Abounding with elegant colors; as a rich picture.
11. Plentifully stocked; as pastures rich in flocks.
12. Strong; vivid; perfect; as a rich color.
13. Having something precious; as a grove of rich trees.
14. Abounding with nutritious qualities; as a rich diet.
15. Highly seasoned; as rich paste; a rich dish of food.
16. Abounding with a variety of delicious food; as a rich table or entertainment.
17. Containing abundance beyond wants; as a rich treasury.
18. In music, full of sweet or harmonious sounds.
19. In Scripture, abounding; highly endowed with spiritual gifts; as rich in faith. James 2.
20. Placing confidence in outward prosperity. Matthew 19.
21. Self-righteous; abounding, in one's own opinion, with spiritual graces. Revelation 3.
Rich in mercy, spoken of God, full of mercy, and ready to bestow good things on sinful men. Ephesians 2. Romans 10.
The rich, used as a noun, denotes a rich man or person, or more frequently in the plural, rich men or persons.
The rich hath many friends. Proverbs 14.
RICH, v.t. To enrich. [Not used. See Enrich.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: possessing material wealth; "her father is extremely rich"; "many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles" [ant: poor]
2: having an abundant supply of desirable qualities or substances (especially natural resources); "blessed with a land rich in minerals"; "rich in ideas"; "rich with cultural interest" [ant: poor]
3: of great worth or quality; "a rich collection of antiques"
4: marked by great fruitfulness; "fertile farmland"; "a fat land"; "a productive vineyard"; "rich soil" [syn: fat, fertile, productive, rich]
5: strong; intense; "deep purple"; "a rich red" [syn: deep, rich]
6: very productive; "rich seams of coal"
7: high in mineral content; having a high proportion of fuel to air; "a rich vein of copper", "a rich gas mixture" [ant: lean]
8: suggestive of or characterized by great expense; "a rich display" [ant: poor]
9: containing plenty of fat, or eggs, or sugar; "rich desserts"; "they kept gorging on rich foods"
10: marked by richness and fullness of flavor; "a rich ruby port"; "full-bodied wines"; "a robust claret"; "the robust flavor of fresh-brewed coffee" [syn: full-bodied, racy, rich, robust]
11: pleasantly full and mellow; "a rich tenor voice"
12: affording an abundant supply; "had ample food for the party"; "copious provisions"; "food is plentiful"; "a plenteous grape harvest"; "a rich supply" [syn: ample, copious, plenteous, plentiful, rich] n
1: people who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group); "only the very rich benefit from this legislation" [syn: rich people, rich] [ant: poor, poor people]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Middle English riche, from Old English r?ce; akin to Old High German r?hhi rich, Old English r?ce kingdom, Old High German r?hhi, noun; all from prehistoric Germanic words borrowed from Celtic words akin to Old Irish (genitive ríg) king — more at royal Date: before 12th century 1. having abundant possessions and especially material wealth 2. a. having high value or quality b. well supplied or endowed <a city rich in traditions> 3. magnificently impressive ; sumptuous 4. a. vivid and deep in color <a rich red> b. full and mellow in tone and quality <a rich voice> c. having a strong fragrance <rich perfumes> 5. highly productive or remunerative <a rich mine> 6. a. having abundant plant nutrients <rich soil> b. highly seasoned, fatty, oily, or sweet <rich foods> c. high in the combustible component <a rich fuel mixture> d. high in some component <cholesterol-rich foods> 7. a. entertaining; also laughable b. meaningful, significant <rich allusions> c. lush <rich meadows> 8. pure or nearly pure <rich lime> • richness noun Synonyms: rich, wealthy, affluent, opulent mean having goods, property, and money in abundance. rich implies having more than enough to gratify normal needs or desires <became rich through shrewd investing>. wealthy stresses the possession of property and intrinsically valuable things <wealthy landowners>. affluent suggests prosperity and an increasing wealth <an affluent society>. opulent suggests lavish expenditure and display of great wealth, more often applying to things than people <an opulent mansion>.

Merriam Webster's

biographical name Adrienne Cecile 1929- American poet

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 having much wealth. 2 (often foll. by in, with) splendid, costly, elaborate (rich tapestries; rich with lace). 3 valuable (rich offerings). 4 copious, abundant, ample (a rich harvest; a rich supply of ideas). 5 (often foll. by in, with) (of soil or a region etc.) abounding in natural resources or means of production; fertile (rich in nutrients; rich with vines). 6 (of food or diet) containing much fat or spice etc. 7 (of the mixture in an internal-combustion engine) containing a high proportion of fuel. 8 (of colour or sound or smell) mellow and deep, strong and full. 9 a (of an incident or assertion etc.) highly amusing or ludicrous; outrageous. b (of humour) earthy. Derivatives: richen v.intr. & tr. richness n. Etymology: OE rice f. Gmc f. Celt., rel. to L rex king: reinforced in ME f. OF riche rich, powerful, of Gmc orig.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Rich Rich, (r[i^]ch), a. [Compar. Richer; superl. Richest.] [OE. riche, AS. r[=i]ce rich, powerful; akin to OS. r[=i]ki, D. rijk, G. reich, OHG. r[=i]hhi, Icel. r[=i]kr, Sw. rik, Dan. rig, Goth. reiks; from a word meaning, ruler, king, probably borrowed from Celtic, and akin to L. rex, regis, king, regere to guide, rule. [root]283. See Right, and cf. Derrick, Enrich, Rajah, Riches, Royal.] 1. Having an abundance of material possessions; possessed of a large amount of property; well supplied with land, goods, or money; wealthy; opulent; affluent; -- opposed to poor. ``Rich merchants.'' --Chaucer. The rich [person] hath many friends. --Prov. xiv. 20. As a thief, bent to unhoard the cash Of some rich burgher. --Milton. 2. Hence, in general, well supplied; abounding; abundant; copious; bountiful; as, a rich treasury; a rich entertainment; a rich crop. If life be short, it shall be glorious; Each minute shall be rich in some great action. --Rowe. The gorgeous East with richest hand Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold. --Milton. 3. Yielding large returns; productive or fertile; fruitful; as, rich soil or land; a rich mine. 4. Composed of valuable or costly materials or ingredients; procured at great outlay; highly valued; precious; sumptuous; costly; as, a rich dress; rich silk or fur; rich presents. Like to rich and various gems. --Milton. 5. Abounding in agreeable or nutritive qualities; -- especially applied to articles of food or drink which are high-seasoned or abound in oleaginous ingredients, or are sweet, luscious, and high-flavored; as, a rich dish; rich cream or soup; rich pastry; rich wine or fruit. Sauces and rich spices are fetched from India. --Baker. 6. Not faint or delicate; vivid; as, a rich color. 7. Full of sweet and harmonius sounds; as, a rich voice; rich music. 8. Abounding in beauty; gorgeous; as, a rich landscape; rich scenery. 9. Abounding in humor; exciting amusement; entertaining; as, the scene was a rich one; a rich incident or character. [Colloq.] --Thackeray. Note: Rich is sometimes used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, rich-fleeced, rich-jeweled, rich-laden, rich-stained. Syn: Wealthy; affluent; opulent; ample; copious; abundant; plentiful; fruitful; costly; sumptuous; precious; generous; luscious.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Rich Rich, v. t. To enrich. [Obs.] --Gower.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(richer, richest, riches) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. 1. A rich person has a lot of money or valuable possessions. Their one aim in life is to get rich... ? poor ADJ • The rich are rich people. This is a system in which the rich are cared for and the poor are left to suffer... N-PLURAL: the N 2. Riches are valuable possessions or large amounts of money. An Olympic gold medal can lead to untold riches for an athlete... N-PLURAL 3. A rich country has a strong economy and produces a lot of wealth, so many people who live there have a high standard of living. There is hunger in many parts of the world, even in rich countries. ? poor ADJ 4. If you talk about the earth's riches, you are referring to things that exist naturally in large quantities and that are useful and valuable, for example minerals, wood, and oil. ...Russia's vast natural riches. N-PLURAL: usu supp N 5. If something is rich in a useful or valuable substance or is a rich source of it, it contains a lot of it. Liver and kidney are particularly rich in vitamin A... ADJ: v-link ADJ in n, ADJ n 6. Rich food contains a lot of fat or oil. Additional cream would make it too rich. ADJ • richness The coffee flavour complemented the richness of the pudding. 7. Rich soil contains large amounts of substances that make it good for growing crops or flowers in. Farmers grow rice in the rich soil. ? poor ADJ 8. A rich deposit of a mineral or other substance is a large amount of it. ...the country's rich deposits of the metal, lithium. ADJ • richness ...the richness of Tibet's mineral deposits. N-UNCOUNT 9. If you say that something is a rich vein or source of something such as humour, ideas, or information, you mean that it can provide a lot of that thing. The director discovered a rich vein of sentimentality... ADJ: ADJ n 10. Rich smells are strong and very pleasant. Rich colours and sounds are deep and very pleasant. ...a rich and luxuriously perfumed bath essence. ADJ • richness ...the richness of colour in Gauguin's paintings. N-UNCOUNT 11. A rich life or history is one that is interesting because it is full of different events and activities. A rich and varied cultural life is essential for this couple. ADJ • richness It all adds to the richness of human life. 12. A rich collection or mixture contains a wide and interesting variety of different things. Visitors can view a rich and colorful array of aquatic plants and animals... ADJ • richness ...a huge country, containing a richness of culture and diversity of landscape. 13. If you say that something a person says or does is rich, you are making fun of it because you think it is a surprising and inappropriate thing for them to say or do. (INFORMAL) Gil says that women can't keep secrets. That's rich, coming from him, the professional sneak. ADJ: v-link ADJ [feelings] 14. If you say that someone is filthy rich or stinking rich, you disapprove of them because they have a lot of money. (INFORMAL) He's stinking rich, and with no more talent than he ever had before. = loaded PHRASE: v-link PHR, PHR n [disapproval]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Wealthy, opulent, affluent, moneyed. 2. Splendid, precious, costly, sumptuous, valuable, estimable, highly valued. 3. Savory, delicious, luscious. 4. Plentiful, plenteous, abundant, copious, abounding, ample, full, well-supplied. 5. Fruitful, fertile, luxuriant, productive, prolific. 6. Vivid, bright, gay. 7. Sweet, mellow, soft, harmonious. 8. Funny, laughable, humorous, comical.

Moby Thesaurus

abounding, abounding in riches, absurd, abundant, achingly sweet, adipose, affluent, agreeable, agreeable-sounding, all-sufficing, ambrosial, ample, amusing, aplenty, appealing, arabesque, ariose, arioso, aromatic, baroque, beyond price, big-rich, bizarre, blooming, blubbery, bottomless, bounteous, bountiful, bright, bright-hued, brilliant, burning, bursting, bursting out, busy, buttery, butyraceous, canorous, cantabile, catchy, chichi, chrismal, chrismatory, cloying, colorful, colory, comfortable, comical, copious, costly, creamy, creative, dark, dear, dear-bought, deep, deep-colored, delicious, diffuse, disgustingly rich, droll, dulcet, easy, eccentric, effuse, elaborate, elegant, epidemic, euphonic, euphonious, euphonous, exciting, exhaustless, exotic, expensive, exquisite, extravagant, exuberant, fancy, fat, fattening, fatty, fecund, fertile, fine, fine-toned, flamboyant, flavorful, flavorous, flavorsome, flavory, florid, flourishing, flowery, flush, fragrant, frightfully rich, frilly, fructiferous, fruitful, fruity, full, full-bodied, full-flavored, funny, fussy, galore, gay, gay-colored, generous, golden, golden-tongued, golden-voiced, good as gold, gorgeous, greasy, heavy, high, high-colored, high-priced, high-wrought, hilarious, honeyed, humorous, in clover, in funds, in plenty, in quantity, in the money, incongruous, independent, independently rich, independently wealthy, inestimable, inexhaustible, intense, interesting, invaluable, inviting, juicy, labored, lardaceous, lardy, laughable, lavish, liberal, lively, loaded, ludicrous, luscious, lush, lustrous, luxuriant, luxurious, made of money, many, mawkish, maximal, melic, mellifluent, mellifluous, mellisonant, mellow, melodic, melodious, moneyed, moresque, mouth-watering, much, mucoid, music-flowing, music-like, musical, nonsensical, not affordable, numerous, nutty, of great cost, of great price, oily, oleaginous, oleic, on Easy Street, on velvet, oofy, opulent, ornate, ostentatious, outlandish, overelaborate, overelegant, overflowing, overlabored, oversweet, overworked, overwrought, palatial, picturesque, piquant, plangent, pleasant, pleasant-sounding, plenitudinous, plenteous, plentiful, plenty, plutocracy, potent, precious, pregnant, premium, preposterous, pretty-pretty, prevailing, prevalent, priceless, pricey, prodigal, productive, profitable, profuse, profusive, proliferous, prolific, prosperous, provided for, provocative, provoking, pulsing, pungent, quaint, quizzical, racy, rampant, readable, redolent, replete, resonant, resonating, rich as Croesus, rich-colored, rich-flavored, ridiculous, rife, riotous, risible, rococo, rolling, rolling in money, running over, saccharine, sapid, savory, screaming, sebaceous, seminal, sickly-sweet, significant, silver-toned, silver-tongued, silver-voiced, silvery, singable, sleek, slick, slippery, smooth, soapy, songful, songlike, sonorous, spicy, splendid, steep, stiff, stimulating, strong, succulent, suety, sumptuous, superabundant, superb, swarming, sweet, sweet-flowing, sweet-sounding, tallowy, tantalizing, teeming, the haves, the rich, the wealthy, thought-challenging, thought-inspiring, thought-provoking, thriving, throbbing, tickling, titillating, top, tunable, tuneful, uberous, unctuous, unguent, unguentary, unguentous, unpayable, valuable, vibrant, vibrating, vivid, wallowing in wealth, warm, wealthy, well provided for, well-fixed, well-found, well-furnished, well-heeled, well-off, well-provided, well-stocked, well-to-do, whimsical, wholesale, witty, worthy

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