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Meaning of RICH

Pronunciation:  rich

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  affording an abundant supply; "had ample food for the party"; "copious provisions"; "food is plentiful"; "a plenteous grape harvest"; "a rich supply"
  2. [adj]  strong; intense; "deep purple"; "a rich red"
  3. [adj]  marked by great fruitfulness; "fertile farmland"; "a fat land"; "a productive vineyard"; "rich soil"
  4. [adj]  pleasantly full and mellow; "a rich tenor voice"
  5. [adj]  highly seasoned or containing large amounts of choice ingredients such as butter or sugar or eggs; "kept gorging on rich foods"; "rich pastries"; "rich eggnogg"
  6. [adj]  very productive; "rich seams of coal"
  7. [adj]  marked by richness and fullness of flavor; "a rich ruby port"; "full-bodied wines"; "a robust claret"; "the robust flavor of fresh-brewed coffee"
  8. [adj]  of great worth or quality; "a rich collection of antiques"
  9. [adj]  possessing material wealth; "her father is extremely rich"; "many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles"
  10. [adj]  having an abundant supply of desirable qualities or substances (especially natural resources); "blessed with a land rich in minerals"; "rich in ideas"; "rich with cultural interest"
  11. [adj]  suggestive of or characterized by great expense; "a rich display"
  12. [adj]  (metallurgy; chemistry) high in mineral content; "a rich vein of copper"

RICH is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: abundant, affluent, ample, colorful, colourful, combustible, comfortable, copious, deep, deluxe, easy, fancy, fat, fertile, flush, fruitful, full, full-bodied, gilded, lavish, loaded, lucullan, lush, luxurious, moneyed, opulent, plenteous, plentiful, plush, plushy, princely, productive, prosperous, robust, sumptuous, tasteful, valuable, wealthy, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-situated, well-to-do
 Antonyms: lean, poor
 See Also: privileged



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rich\, (r[i^]ch), a. [Compar. {Richer}; superl.
    {Richest}.] [OE. riche, AS. r[=i]ce rich, powerful; akin to
    OS. r[=i]ki, D. rijk, G. reich, OHG. r[=i]hhi, Icel. r[=i]kr,
    Sw. rik, Dan. rig, Goth. reiks; from a word meaning, ruler,
    king, probably borrowed from Celtic, and akin to L. rex,
    regis, king, regere to guide, rule. [root]283. See {Right},
    and cf. {Derrick}, {Enrich}, {Rajah}, {Riches}, {Royal}.]
    1. Having an abundance of material possessions; possessed of
       a large amount of property; well supplied with land,
       goods, or money; wealthy; opulent; affluent; -- opposed to
       {poor}. ``Rich merchants.'' --Chaucer.
             The rich [person] hath many friends.  --Prov. xiv.
             As a thief, bent to unhoard the cash Of some rich
             burgher.                              --Milton.
    2. Hence, in general, well supplied; abounding; abundant;
       copious; bountiful; as, a rich treasury; a rich
       entertainment; a rich crop.
             If life be short, it shall be glorious; Each minute
             shall be rich in some great action.   --Rowe.
             The gorgeous East with richest hand Showers on her
             kings barbaric pearl and gold.        --Milton.
    3. Yielding large returns; productive or fertile; fruitful;
       as, rich soil or land; a rich mine.
    4. Composed of valuable or costly materials or ingredients;
       procured at great outlay; highly valued; precious;
       sumptuous; costly; as, a rich dress; rich silk or fur;
       rich presents.
             Like to rich and various gems.        --Milton.
    5. Abounding in agreeable or nutritive qualities; --
       especially applied to articles of food or drink which are
       high-seasoned or abound in oleaginous ingredients, or are
       sweet, luscious, and high-flavored; as, a rich dish; rich
       cream or soup; rich pastry; rich wine or fruit.
             Sauces and rich spices are fetched from India.
    6. Not faint or delicate; vivid; as, a rich color.
    7. Full of sweet and harmonius sounds; as, a rich voice; rich
    8. Abounding in beauty; gorgeous; as, a rich landscape; rich
    9. Abounding in humor; exciting amusement; entertaining; as,
       the scene was a rich one; a rich incident or character.
       [Colloq.] --Thackeray.
    Note: Rich is sometimes used in the formation of
          self-explaining compounds; as, rich-fleeced,
          rich-jeweled, rich-laden, rich-stained.
    Syn: Wealthy; affluent; opulent; ample; copious; abundant;
         plentiful; fruitful; costly; sumptuous; precious;
         generous; luscious.
  2. \Rich\, v. t.
    To enrich. [Obs.] --Gower.