Wealth Definition

Much money or property; great amount of worldly possessions; riches.
Webster's New World
The state of having much money or property; affluence.
A person of wealth.
Webster's New World
Goods and resources having value in terms of exchange or use.
The agricultural wealth of the region.
American Heritage
A large amount (of something); abundance.
A wealth of ideas.
Webster's New World
Valuable products, contents, or derivatives.
The wealth of the oceans.
Webster's New World

Origin of Wealth

  • 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 +"Ž -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.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English welthe from wele from Old English wela wel-1 in Indo-European roots

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


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