- IPA: /ɹɪt͡ʃɪz/
- Money, goods, wealth, treasure.
- 1610–1611, William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene ii], page 12 ↗, column Cal.}} […] Sometimes a thouſand twangling Inſtruments
Will hum about mine eares ; and ſometime voices,
That if I then had wak'd after long ſleepe,
Will make me ſleepe againe, and then in dreaming,
The clouds methought would open, and ſhew riches
Ready to drop vpon me, that when I wak'd
I cri'de to dreame againe.:
- (figurative) An abundance of anything desirable.
- See also Thesaurus:wealth
- German: Reichtümer
- Russian: бога́тство
- Spanish: riqueza