affluent

You know you're driving through an affluent neighborhood when you see large houses, perfect landscaping, and expensive cars. Use affluent to describe wealthy people or areas.

In Middle English, affluent meant "abundant, flowing," from Old French, from Latin affluńďns, from affluere "to abound in," from the prefix ad- "to, at" plus fluere "to flow." The meaning of "abundant, flowing" is still seen in phrases such as "affluent prose." But mostly, when you use the word affluent, the thing understood to be flowing is cash.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: affluent

1
adjn
having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
an affluent person; a person who is financially well off
2
n
a branch that flows into the main stream
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: affluent
1

adj having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value

“an affluent banker”
Synonyms:
flush, loaded, moneyed, wealthy
rich
possessing material wealth

n an affluent person; a person who is financially well off

“the so-called emerging affluents
Type of:
have, rich person, wealthy person
a person who possesses great material wealth
2

n a branch that flows into the main stream

Synonyms:
confluent, feeder, tributary
Antonyms:
distributary
a branch of a river that flows away from the main stream and does not rejoin it
Type of:
branch
a stream or river connected to a larger one
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