Wealth definition

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Goods and resources having value in terms of exchange or use.

The agricultural wealth of the region.

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Valuable products, contents, or derivatives.

The wealth of the oceans.

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A great amount; a profusion.

A wealth of advice.

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A large amount (of something); abundance.

A wealth of ideas.

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(obs.) Weal; well-being.
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Much money or property; great amount of worldly possessions; riches.
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The state of having much money or property; affluence.

A person of wealth.

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An abundance of valuable material possessions or resources; riches.

Gave his wealth away to charity.

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She brings a wealth of knowledge to the project.

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The state of being rich; affluence.

A community of great wealth.

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Everything having economic value measurable in price.
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Any useful material thing capable of being bought, sold, or stocked for future disposition.
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Riches; valuable material possessions.
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Power, of the kind associated with a great deal of money.
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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.

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Origin of wealth

  • 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

  • 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