The word wealth has many shades of meaning, but most involve having a lot of something — often money or something else that's valuable. You might have a wealth of experience, or you might have great personal wealth.

First used in the mid-13th century, the noun wealth can mean having a lot of material goods or money. A person with this kind of wealth may have a chateau in Italy with a vineyard and a personal yacht. Wealth can also mean a big supply of something. The birth of a newborn baby will surely bring a wealth of happiness and joy to a family.

Definitions of wealth
  1. noun
    property that has economic utility: a monetary value or an exchange value
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    wealth reckoned in terms of money
    big bucks, big money, bundle, megabucks, pile
    a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit)
    type of:
    belongings, holding, property
    something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone
  2. noun
    the state of being rich and affluent; having a plentiful supply of material goods and money
    “great wealth is not a sign of great intelligence”
    synonyms: wealthiness
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    impoverishment, poorness, poverty
    the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
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    affluence, richness
    abundant wealth
    inherited wealth
    wealth that is inherited rather than earned
    luxuriousness, luxury, opulence, sumptuousness
    wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living
    wealth regarded as an evil influence
    sufficient resources to provide comfort and meet obligations
    comfort, ease
    a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state
    old money, silver spoon
    the inherited wealth of established upper-class families
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    financial condition
    the condition of (corporate or personal) finances
  3. noun
    an abundance of material possessions and resources
    synonyms: riches
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    great wealth
    hoarded wealth, treasure
    accumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc.
    a large amount of wealth or prosperity
    something of value
    king's ransom
    a very large treasure
    treasure trove, trove
    treasure of unknown ownership found hidden (usually in the earth)
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    material resource
    assets in the form of material possessions
  4. noun
    the quality of profuse abundance
    “she has a wealth of talent”
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    abundance, copiousness, teemingness
    the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply
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