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Meaning of AFFLUENT

Pronunciation:  'afloount

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a branch that flows into the main stream
  2. [n]  an affluent person; a person who is financially well off; "the so-called emerging affluents"
  3. [adj]  having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value; "an affluent banker"; "a speculator flush with cash"; "not merely rich but loaded"; "moneyed aristocrats"; "wealthy corporations"

AFFLUENT is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: feeder, flush, loaded, moneyed, rich, tributary, wealthy
 Antonyms: distributary
 See Also: branch, have, rich person, wealthy person



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Af"flu*ent\, a. [Cf. F. affluent, L. affluens, -entis,
    p. pr. See {Affluence}.]
    1. Flowing to; flowing abundantly. ``Affluent blood.''
    2. Abundant; copious; plenteous; hence, wealthy; abounding in
       goods or riches.
             Language . . . affluent in expression. --H. Reed.
             Loaded and blest with all the affluent store, Which
             human vows at smoking shrines implore. --Prior.
  2. \Af"flu*ent\, n.
    A stream or river flowing into a larger river or into a lake;
    a tributary stream.
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