DICT.TW Dictionary Taiwan

Search for:
[Show options]
[Pronunciation] [Help] [Database Info] [Server Info]

3 definitions found

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 wel·fare /ˈwɛlˌfær, ˌfɛr/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wel·fare n.  Well-doing or well-being in any respect; the enjoyment of health and the common blessings of life; exemption from any evil or calamity; prosperity; happiness.
    How to study for the people's welfare.   --Shak.
 In whose deep eyes
 Men read the welfare of the times to come.   --Emerson.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in
           need [syn: social welfare]
      2: something that aids or promotes well-being; "for the common
         good" [syn: benefit]
      3: a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous;
         "the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent
         troubles" [syn: wellbeing, well-being, upbeat, eudaemonia,
          eudaimonia] [ant: ill-being]