wealth

[welth]
noun
1.
a great quantity or store of money, valuable possessions, property, or other riches: the wealth of a city.
2.
an abundance or profusion of anything; plentiful amount: a wealth of imagery.
3.
Economics.
a.
all things that have a monetary or exchange value.
b.
anything that has utility and is capable of being appropriated or exchanged.
4.
rich or valuable contents or produce: the wealth of the soil.
5.
the state of being rich; prosperity; affluence: persons of wealth and standing.
6.
Obsolete, happiness.

Origin:
1200–50; Middle English welth (see well1, -th1); modeled on health

wealthless, adjective
overwealth, noun


2. richness, amplitude, fullness. 3a. possessions, assets, goods, property, money. 5. opulence, fortune.


5. poverty.
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wealth (wɛlθ)
 
n
1.  a large amount of money and valuable material possessions
2.  the state of being rich
3.  a great profusion: a wealth of gifts
4.  economics all goods and services with monetary, exchangeable, or productive value
 
[C13 welthe, from weal²; related to well1]
 
'wealthless
 
adj

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wealth
mid-13c., "happiness," also "prosperity in abundance of possessions or riches," from M.E. wele "well-being" (see weal (1)) on analogy of health. Wealthy as a synonym for "rich" is recorded from early 15c.
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Example sentences
In different cultures wealth can be defined by things other than money.
It was because of the peculiarly contradictory way in which the capitalist
  system generated its fabulous wealth.
The coalition government is in a muddle about taxing wealth.
The origins of wealth are as many and varied as the world's cultures.
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