Affluent meaning

ăflo͝o-ənt, ə-flo͝o-
A person who is well-off financially.
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A stream or river that flows into a larger one; a tributary.
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An affluent person.
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The definition of affluent is someone who is wealthy with money, property or possessions.

A person who owns a multimillion dollar company and lives in a mansion is an example of an affluent person.

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Generously supplied with money, property, or possessions; prosperous or rich.
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Manifesting or requiring wealth.

Affluent homes; affluent living.

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Wealthy; prosperous; rich.

The affluent society.

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A tributary stream.
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Somebody who is wealthy.
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A stream or river flowing into a larger river or into a lake; a tributary stream; a tributary.
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(by extension) Abounding in goods or riches; materially wealthy.
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(dated) Tributary.
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Flowing freely; copious.
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Wealthy people considered as a group. Often used with the.
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Flowing freely.
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Plentiful; abundant.
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Origin of affluent

  • Middle English abundant, flowing from Old French from Latin affluēns affluent- present participle of affluere to abound in ad- ad- fluere to flow bhleu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle French affluent, from Latin affluentem, accusative singular of affluēns, present active participle of affluō (“flow to or towards; overflow with”), from ad (“to, towards”) + fluō (“flow”) (cognate via latter to fluid, flow). Sense of “wealthy” (plentiful flow of goods) c. 1600, which also lead to nominalization affluence.

    From Wiktionary

  • Only relation to antonym indigent is common Latinate suffix +‎ -ent.

    From Wiktionary