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riches


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Riches  \Rich"es\,  n.  pl  [OE.  richesse,  F.  richesse,  from  riche 
  rich,  of  German  origin.  See  {Rich},a.] 
  1.  That  which  makes  one  rich;  an  abundance  of  land,  goods, 
  money,  or  other  property;  wealth;  opulence;  affluence. 
 
  Riches  do  not  consist  in  having  more  gold  and 
  silver,  but  in  having  more  in  proportion,  than  our 
  neighbors.  --Locke. 
 
  2.  That  which  appears  rich,  sumptuous,  precious,  or  the  like 
 
  The  riche  of  heaven's  pavement,  trodden  gold. 
  --Milton. 
 
  Note:  Richesse,  the  older  form  of  this  word  was  in  the 
  singular  number.  The  form  riches,  however,  is  plural  in 
  appearance,  and  has  now  come  to  be  used  as  a  plural. 
 
  Against  the  richesses  of  this  world  shall  they 
  have  misease  of  poverty.  --Chaucer. 
 
  In  one  hour  so  great  riches  is  come  to  nought. 
  --Rev.  xviii. 
  17. 
 
  And  for  that  riches  where  is  my  deserving? 
  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Wealth;  opulence;  affluence;  wealthiness;  richness; 
  plenty;  abundance. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  riches 
  n  :  an  abundance  of  material  possessions  and  resources  [syn:  {wealth}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  RICHES,  n. 
 
  A  gift  from  Heaven  signifying,  "This  is  my  beloved  son,  in 
  whom  I  am  well  pleased." 
  John  D.  Rockefeller 
 
  The  reward  of  toil  and  virtue. 
  J.P.  Morgan 
 
  The  sayings  of  many  in  the  hands  of  one 
  Eugene  Debs 
 
  To  these  excellent  definitions  the  inspired  lexicographer  feels 
  that  he  can  add  nothing  of  value. 
 
 




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