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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Welfare  \Wel"fare`\,  n.  [Well  +  fare  to  go  to  proceed,  to 
  Well-doing  or  well-being  in  any  respect;  the  enjoyment  of 
  health  and  the  common  blessings  of  life;  exemption  from  any 
  evil  or  calamity;  prosperity;  happiness. 
  How  to  study  for  the  people's  welfare.  --Shak. 
  In  whose  deep  eyes  Men  read  the  welfare  of  the  times  to 
  come  --Emerson. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  a  welfare  state  [syn:  {welfarist},  {welfare(a)}, 
  n  1:  governmental  provision  of  economic  assistance  to  persons  in 
  need  [syn:  {social  welfare}] 
  2:  something  that  aids  or  promotes  well-being:  "for  the  common 
  good"  [syn:  {benefit}] 
  3:  the  state  of  being  happy  and  healthy  and  prosperous;  "the 
  town  was  finally  on  the  upbeat  after  our  recent  troubles" 
  [syn:  {well-being},  {upbeat}]  [ant:  {ill-being}] 

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