rich

The rich are the wealthy people in society. If you daydream of owning multi-billion dollar corporations and driving around in fancy cars, then you dream of being one of the rich.

Rich is a cognate (meaning a word that sounds the same and means the same) with various of Germanic, Frisian, and Dutch words for "king." Now it tends to be an adjective meaning "abundant." That might be abundant money, as in your rich cousin Henry. A rich sauce is buttery and creamy and delicious. Rich land is fertile and abundant in crops. A rich idea has many possible applications. Rich coffee is full, dark and intense.

Primary Meanings of rich

1.
adjn
possessing material wealth
people who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group)
2.
adj
having an abundant supply of desirable qualities or substances (especially natural resources)
3.
adj
strong; intense
Full Definitions of rich
1

adj possessing material wealth

“her father is extremely rich
“many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles”
Synonyms:
abundant
present in great quantity
privileged
blessed with privileges
affluent, flush, loaded, moneyed, wealthy
having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
comfortable, easy, prosperous, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-situated, well-to-do
in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich
Antonyms:
poor
having little money or few possessions
underprivileged
lacking the rights and advantages of other members of society
broke, bust, skint, stone-broke, stony-broke
lacking funds
destitute, impoverished, indigent, necessitous, needy, poverty-stricken
poor enough to need help from others
hard up, impecunious, in straitened circumstances, penniless, penurious, pinched
not having enough money to pay for necessities
moneyless
having no money
unprovided for
without income or means
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adj of great worth or quality

“a rich collection of antiques”
Synonyms:
valuable
having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange

adj suggestive of or characterized by great expense

“a rich display”
Synonyms:
deluxe, gilded, grand, luxurious, opulent, princely, sumptuous
rich and superior in quality
lavish, lucullan, lush, plush, plushy
characterized by extravagance and profusion
Antonyms:
poor
characterized by or indicating poverty
beggarly, mean
marked by poverty befitting a beggar
slummy
(of housing or residential areas) indicative of poverty
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n people who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group)

“only the very rich benefit from this legislation”
Synonyms:
rich people
Antonyms:
poor, poor people
people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)
Type of:
people
(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
2

adj having an abundant supply of desirable qualities or substances (especially natural resources)

“blessed with a land rich in minerals”
rich in ideas”
rich with cultural interest”
Antonyms:
poor
lacking in specific resources, qualities or substances
resourceless
lacking or deficient in natural resources
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adj affording an abundant supply

“a rich supply”
Synonyms:
ample, copious, plenteous, plentiful
abundant
present in great quantity

adj very productive

rich seams of coal”
Synonyms:
productive
producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly)

adj marked by great fruitfulness

rich soil”
Synonyms:
fat, fertile, productive
fruitful
productive or conducive to producing in abundance

adj high in mineral content; having a high proportion of fuel to air

“"a rich vein of copper", "a rich gas mixture”
Antonyms:
lean
lacking in mineral content or combustible material

adj marked by richness and fullness of flavor

“a rich ruby port”
Synonyms:
full-bodied, racy, robust
tasty
pleasing to the sense of taste

adj containing plenty of fat, or eggs, or sugar

rich desserts”
“they kept gorging on rich foods”
Synonyms:
unwholesome
detrimental to physical or moral well-being
3

adj strong; intense

“a rich red”
Synonyms:
deep
colorful, colourful
having striking color

adj pleasantly full and mellow

“a rich tenor voice”
Synonyms:
full
(of sound) having marked deepness and body

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