adjective, wealthier, wealthiest.
having great wealth; rich; affluent: a wealthy person; a wealthy nation.
characterized by, pertaining to, or suggestive of wealth: a wealthy appearance.
rich in character, quality, or amount; abundant or ample: a novel that is wealthy in its psychological insights.

1325–75; Middle English; see wealth, -y1

wealthily, adverb
wealthiness, noun
overwealthy, adjective
quasi-wealthy, adjective
subwealthy, adjective
superwealthy, adjective
unwealthy, adjective

1. prosperous, well-to-do, moneyed. See rich. 3. copious.

1. poor. 3. scanty.
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a variety of red apple, grown in the U.S., ripening in early autumn.

origin uncertain

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wealthy (ˈwɛlθɪ)
adj , wealthier, wealthiest
1.  possessing wealth; affluent; rich
2.  of, characterized by, or relating to wealth
3.  abounding: wealthy in friends

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