Affluent Definition

ăflo͝o-ənt, ə-flo͝o-
adjective
Generously supplied with money, property, or possessions; prosperous or rich.
American Heritage
Flowing freely.
Webster's New World
Manifesting or requiring wealth.
Affluent homes; affluent living.
American Heritage
Plentiful; abundant.
Webster's New World
Flowing freely; copious.
American Heritage
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noun
A stream or river that flows into a larger one; a tributary.
American Heritage
A tributary stream.
Webster's New World
A person who is well-off financially.
American Heritage
An affluent person.
Webster's New World
Wealthy people considered as a group. Often used with the.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Affluent

Noun

Singular:
affluent
Plural:
affluents

Origin of Affluent

  • 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

  • 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

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

    From Wiktionary

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