• (RP) IPA: /ˈwɛlˌfɛə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈwɛlˌfɛɚ/

welfare (uncountable)

  1. (uncountable) Health, safety, happiness and prosperity; well-being in any respect.
  2. (uncountable, chiefly US) Various forms of financial aid provided by the government to those who are in need of it (abbreviated form of welfare assistance).
  3. (chiefly US) Such payment.
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welfare (welfares, present participle welfaring; past and past participle welfared)

  1. (transitive) To provide with welfare or aid.
    welfaring the poor

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