[ 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"

Used in print

(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)

The equation was simple : wealth brought them happiness , and their united front to the world was their warning that they meant to keep everything they had , let no_one in on the secrets .

[ noun ] the quality of profuse abundance


"she has a wealth of talent"

Used in print

(Walter H. Buchsbaum, "Advances in Medical Electronics"...)

From the wealth of material and the wide variety of different electronic techniques perfected in the past few years we have selected a_few examples which appear to be headed for use in the immediate future and which offer completely new tools in medical research .

Where the microscope under visible_light may show only vague shadows or nothing at_all , ultraviolet_illumination and subsequent translation into a color TV picture reveal a wealth of detail .

This unit , affectionately dubbed `` The_Monster '' , can be wheeled to any convenient location and provides a wealth of information about the patient 's breathing .

(Randall Stewart, "A Little History, a Little Honesty: A...)

He also spoke_of `` the wealth piled by the bondsman 's two_hundred_and_fifty years in unrequited toil '' .

After how many generations is such wealth ( mounting all the while through the manipulations of high_finance ) purified of taint ?

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[ noun ] an abundance of material possessions and resources



Used in print

(Charles Wharton Stork, "Verner von Heidenstam"...)

That little spark is all the wealth I know , That little spark is my life 's misery '' .

[ noun ] property that has economic utility: a monetary value or an exchange value

Used in print

(Kenneth Reiner, "Coping with Runaway Technology"...)

To perpetuate wealth control led by small groups of individuals who played no role in its creation prevents those with real initiative from coming_to_the_fore , and is basically anti democratic .

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property money