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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rich  \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. 
  20. 
 
  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. 
  --Baker. 
 
  6.  Not  faint  or  delicate;  vivid;  as  a  rich  color. 
 
  7.  Full  of  sweet  and  harmonius  sounds;  as  a  rich  voice;  rich 
  music. 
 
  8.  Abounding  in  beauty;  gorgeous;  as  a  rich  landscape;  rich 
  scenery. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rich  \Rich\,  v.  t. 
  To  enrich.  [Obs.]  --Gower. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  rich 
  adj  1:  possessing  material  wealth;  "her  father  is  extremely  rich"; 
  "many  fond  hopes  are  pinned  on  rich  uncles"  [ant:  {poor}] 
  2:  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"  [ant:  {poor}] 
  3:  of  great  worth  or  quality;  "a  rich  collection  of  antiques" 
  4:  marked  by  great  fruitfulness;  "fertile  farmland";  "a  fat 
  land";  "a  productive  vineyard";  "rich  soil"  [syn:  {fat},  {fertile}, 
  {productive}] 
  5:  strong;  intense;  "deep  purple";  "a  rich  red"  [syn:  {deep}] 
  6:  very  productive;  "rich  seams  of  coal" 
  7:  (metallurgy;  chemistry)  high  in  mineral  content;  "a  rich 
  vein  of  copper"  [ant:  {lean}] 
  8:  suggestive  of  or  characterized  by  great  expense;  "a  rich 
  display"  [ant:  {poor}] 
  9:  marked  by  richness  and  fullness  of  flavor;  "a  rich  ruby 
  port";  "full-bodied  wines";  "a  robust  claret";  "the  robust 
  flavor  of  fresh-brewed  coffee"  [syn:  {full-bodied},  {robust}] 
  10:  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" 
  11:  pleasantly  full  and  mellow;  "a  rich  tenor  voice" 
  12:  affording  an  abundant  supply;  "had  ample  food  for  the 
  party";  "copious  provisions";  "food  is  plentiful";  "a 
  plenteous  grape  harvest";  "a  rich  supply"  [syn:  {ample}, 
  {copious},  {plenteous},  {plentiful}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  RICH,  adj  Holding  in  trust  and  subject  to  an  accounting  the  property 
  of  the  indolent,  the  incompetent,  the  unthrifty,  the  envious  and  the 
  luckless.  That  is  the  view  that  prevails  in  the  underworld,  where  the 
  Brotherhood  of  Man  finds  its  most  logical  development  and  candid 
  advocacy.  To  denizens  of  the  midworld  the  word  means  good  and  wise. 
 
 




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