Hypertext Webster Gateway: "wealth"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Wealth \Wealth\, n. [OE. welthe, from wele; cf. D. weelde
luxury. See {Weal} prosperity.]
1. Weal; welfare; prosperity; good. [Obs.] ``Let no man seek
his own, but every man another's wealth.'' --1 Cor. x. 24.

2. Large possessions; a comparative abundance of things which
are objects of human desire; esp., abundance of worldly
estate; affluence; opulence; riches.

I have little wealth to lose. --Shak.

Each day new wealth, without their care, provides.

Wealth comprises all articles of value and nothing
else. --F. A.

{Active wealth}. See under {Active}.

Syn: Riches; affluence; opulence; abundance.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Wealth \Wealth\, n. (Econ.)
(a) In the private sense, all pooperty which has a money
(b) In the public sense, all objects, esp. material
objects, which have economic utility.
(c) Specif. called {personal wealth}. Those energies,
faculties, and habits directly contributing to make
people industrially efficient.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: the state of being rich and affluent; having a plentiful
supply of material goods and money: "great wealth is not
a sign of great intelligence" [syn: {wealthiness}] [ant:
2: the quality of profuse abundance; "she has a wealth of
3: an abundance of material possessions and resources [syn: {riches}]
4: property that has economic utility: a monetary value or an
exchange value

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