wealth /ˈwɛlθ ||ˈwɛltθ/
1. Weal; welfare; prosperity; good. [Obs.] “Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth.”
2. Large possessions; a comparative abundance of things which are objects of human desire; esp., abundance of worldly estate; affluence; opulence; riches.
I have little wealth to lose. --Shak.
Each day new wealth, without their care, provides. --Dryden.
Wealth comprises all articles of value and nothing else. --F. A. Walker.
3. Econ. (a) In the private sense, all property which has a money value. (b) In the public sense, all objects, esp. material objects, which have economic utility. (c) Those energies, faculties, and habits directly contributing to make people industrially efficient; in this sense, specifically called personal wealth.
Active wealth. See under Active.
Syn: -- Riches; affluence; opulence; abundance.
n 1: 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" [syn: wealthiness] [ant:
2: the quality of profuse abundance; "she has a wealth of
3: an abundance of material possessions and resources [syn: riches]
4: property that has economic utility: a monetary value or an