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  3  definitions  found 
 
  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. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  Wealth  comprises  all  articles  of  value  and  nothing 
  else.  --F.  A. 
  Walker. 
 
  {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 
  value. 
  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  wealth 
  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: 
  {poverty}] 
  2:  the  quality  of  profuse  abundance;  "she  has  a  wealth  of 
  talent" 
  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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