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Meaning of WELFARE

Pronunciation:  'wel`fehr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need
  2. [n]  something that aids or promotes well-being; "for the common good"
  3. [n]  a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous; "the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles"

WELFARE is a 7 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: benefit, eudaemonia, eudaimonia, social welfare, upbeat, wellbeing, well-being
 Antonyms: ill-being
 See Also: advantage, dole, financial aid, fool's paradise, good, goodness, health, interest, pogey, pogy, prosperity, relief, reward, sake, social insurance, successfulness, wellness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Wel"fare`\, n. [Well + fare to go, to proceed, to
Well-doing or well-being in any respect; the enjoyment of
health and the common blessings of life; exemption from any
evil or calamity; prosperity; happiness.

      How to study for the people's welfare.   --Shak.

      In whose deep eyes Men read the welfare of the times to
      come.                                    --Emerson.