follow Dictionary.com

What is the X in X-mas?

wealthy

[wel-thee] /ˈwɛl θi/
adjective, wealthier, wealthiest.
1.
having great wealth; rich; affluent:
a wealthy person; a wealthy nation.
2.
characterized by, pertaining to, or suggestive of wealth:
a wealthy appearance.
3.
rich in character, quality, or amount; abundant or ample:
a novel that is wealthy in its psychological insights.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see wealth, -y1
Related forms
wealthily, adverb
wealthiness, noun
overwealthy, adjective
quasi-wealthy, adjective
subwealthy, adjective
superwealthy, adjective
unwealthy, adjective
Synonyms
1. prosperous, well-to-do, moneyed. See rich. 3. copious.
Antonyms
1. poor. 3. scanty.

Wealthy

[wel-thee] /ˈwɛl θi/
noun
1.
a variety of red apple, grown in the U.S., ripening in early autumn.
Origin
origin uncertain
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for wealthy
  • Up near the door are the rich families, wealthy enough to afford state-of-the-art padded armor and expandable batons.
  • Wait until people figure out how the ultra wealthy have been using the low stock prices to pump money out of the economy.
  • One is that rich economies seem to provide disproportionate and growing returns to the already wealthy.
  • He found that when you compare rich countries to poor countries, the people in the wealthy nations were more satisfied.
  • He was fabulously wealthy, but he would pretend to be broke, and often tried to borrow cigarettes and money from people.
  • Most priests were employees of wealthy farmers, who were interested in writing both for practical purposes and for entertainment.
  • Its builders were wealthy colonists who wanted the house to reflect their status.
  • wealthy factory owners and merchants built grand mansions and helped fund even grander churches.
  • After all, it would be unfair to permit wealthy students to use them if less privileged students can't afford them.
  • In societies that practiced ceremonial mummification, typically only the powerful and wealthy citizens were mummified.
British Dictionary definitions for wealthy

wealthy

/ˈwɛlθɪ/
adjective wealthier, wealthiest
1.
possessing wealth; affluent; rich
2.
of, characterized by, or relating to wealth
3.
abounding: wealthy in friends
Derived Forms
wealthily, adverb
wealthiness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for wealthy
adj.

late 14c., from wealth + -y (2). Meaning "wealthy persons collectively" is from late 14c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for wealthy

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for wealthy

16
15
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with wealthy