An example of the rich are those individuals making over $250,000 a year in some parts of the country.
Rich musical harmonies; a rich cultural tradition.
Rich in minerals.
Taxes paid by the very rich.
- Having an abundant supply.Meat is rich in protein.
- Abounding in natural resources.A rich region.
- Having many nutrients for plant growth; fertile.Rich land.
- Very productive and therefore financially profitable.Rich seams of coal.
A rich country.
A rich prize.
A rich banquet.
- Full of nutritious or choice ingredients, esp. fats and sugar, and spices, etc.rich pastries.
- Full of strength and flavor; full-bodied.rich coffee.
A rich fuel mixture.
A rich fund of stories.
Rich soil, a rich silver mine.
Rich soil or land; a rich mine.
A rich dress; rich silk or fur; rich presents.
An example of someone rich is Bill Gates.
An example of something rich is a cup of dark hot chocolate with whipped cream and chocolate shavings on top.
He was so rich he didn't have to work.
- Wealthy people collectively.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of rich
- Middle English riche from Old French (of Germanic origin) and from Old English rīce strong, powerful reg- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English riche (“strong, powerful, rich"), from Old English rÄ«Ä‹e (“powerful, mighty, great, high-ranking, rich, wealthy, strong, potent"), from Proto-Germanic *rÄ«kijaz (“powerful, rich"), probably from Proto-Celtic *rÄ«gos (“of a ruler or king", genitive case), from Proto-Indo-European *reg- (“to straighten, direct, make right"). Cognate with West Frisian ryk (“rich"), Dutch rijk (“rich"), German reich (“rich"), Danish rig (“rich"), Icelandic rÃkur (“rich"). The Middle English word was reinforced by Old French riche, from the same Proto-Germanic root.
- From Richard. The surname also derives from rich as a nickname.