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affluence


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Affluence  \Af"flu*ence\,  n.  [F.  affluence,  L.  affluentia  fr 
  affluens  p.  pr  of  affluere  to  flow  to  ad  +  fluere  to  flow. 
  See  {Flux}.] 
  1.  A  flowing  to  or  towards;  a  concourse;  an  influx. 
 
  The  affluence  of  young  nobles  from  hence  into  Spain. 
  --Wotton. 
 
  There  is  an  unusual  affluence  of  strangers  this 
  year.  --Carlyle. 
 
  2.  An  abundant  supply,  as  of  thought,  words  feelings,  etc.; 
  profusion;  also  abundance  of  property;  wealth. 
 
  And  old  age  of  elegance,  affluence,  and  ease. 
  --Coldsmith. 
 
  Syn:  Abundance;  riches;  profusion;  exuberance;  plenty; 
  wealth;  opulence. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  affluence 
  n  :  abundant  wealth  [syn:  {richness}] 




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