wealth
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /wɛlθ/, [wɛl̪θ]

Noun

wealth (uncountable)

  1. (economics) Riches; valuable material possessions.
  2. A great amount; an abundance or plenty.
    She brings a wealth of knowledge to the project.
  3. (obsolete) Prosperity; well-being; happiness.
    • circa 1596-97 William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act V scene i:
      I once did lend my body for his wealth, / Which, but for him that had your husband's ring, / Had quite miscarried: […]
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, 1 Corinthians 10:24 ↗:
      Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth.
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