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

 wel·fare /ˈwɛlˌfær, ˌfɛr/
 福利,安寧,幸福,福利事業(a.)福利的

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

 welfare
      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]