- 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 (“happiness, prosperity”), alteration (due to similar words in -th: compare helth (“health”), derth (“dearth”)) of wele (“wealth, well-being, weal”), from Old English wela (“wealth, prosperity”), from Proto-Germanic *welô (“well-being, prosperity”), from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (“good, best”), equivalent to weal + -th. Cognate with Dutch weelde (“wealth”), Low German weelde (“wealth”), Old High German welida, welitha (“wealth”). Related also to German Wohl (“welfare, well-being, weal”), Danish vel (“weal, welfare”), Swedish väl (“well-being, weal”). More at weal, well.