- Wealth is a great amount of money, property, possessions or ideas.
An example of wealth is the money, property and business ventures of Donald Trump.
- much money or property; great amount of worldly possessions; riches
- the state of having much money or property; affluence: a person of wealth
- a large amount (of something); abundance: a wealth of ideas
- valuable products, contents, or derivatives: the wealth of the oceans
- Obsolete weal; well-being
- everything having economic value measurable in price
- any useful material thing capable of being bought, sold, or stocked for future disposition
Origin of wealthMiddle English welthe, wealth, happiness: see weal and amp; -th
- a. An abundance of valuable material possessions or resources; riches: gave his wealth away to charity.b. The state of being rich; affluence: a community of great wealth.
- Goods and resources having value in terms of exchange or use: the agricultural wealth of the region.
- A great amount; a profusion: a wealth of advice.
Origin of wealthMiddle English welthe, from wele, from Old English wela; see wel-1 in Indo-European roots.
From Middle English welth, welthe, weolthe (â€œhappiness, prosperityâ€), alteration (due to similar words in -th: compare helth (â€œhealthâ€), derth (â€œdearthâ€)) of wele (â€œwealth, well-being, wealâ€), from Old English wela (â€œwealth, prosperityâ€), from Proto-Germanic *welÃ´ (â€œwell-being, prosperityâ€), from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (â€œgood, bestâ€), equivalent to weal +â€Ž -th. Cognate with Dutch weelde (â€œwealthâ€), Low German weelde (â€œwealthâ€), Old High German welida, welitha (â€œwealthâ€). Related also to German Wohl (â€œwelfare, well-being, wealâ€), Danish vel (â€œweal, welfareâ€), Swedish vÃ¤l (â€œwell-being, wealâ€). More at weal, well.