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Definitions of rich

  1. affording an abundant supply; " had ample food for the party"; " copious provisions"; " food is plentiful"; " a plenteous grape harvest"; " a rich supply"
  2. strong; intense; " deep purple"; " a rich red"
  3. marked by great fruitfulness; " fertile farmland"; " a fat land"; " a productive vineyard"; " rich soil"
  4. marked by richness and fullness of flavor; " a rich ruby port"; " full- bodied wines"; " a robust claret"; " the robust flavor of fresh- brewed coffee"
  5. ( metallurgy; chemistry) high in mineral content; " a rich vein of copper"
  6. pleasantly full and mellow; " a rich tenor voice"
  7. 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"
  8. very productive; " rich seams of coal"
  9. of great worth or quality; " a rich collection of antiques"
  10. possessing material wealth; " her father is extremely rich"; " many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles"
  11. suggestive of or characterized by great expense; " a rich display"
  12. 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"
  13. high in mineral content; having a a high proportion of fuel to air; " a rich vein of copper", " a rich gas mixture"
  14. Hence, in general, well supplied; abounding; abundant; copious; bountiful; as, a rich treasury; a rich entertainment; a rich crop.
  15. Yielding large returns; productive or fertile; fruitful; as, rich soil or land; a rich mine.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Full of sweet and harmonius sounds; as, a rich voice; rich music.
  19. Abounding in beauty; gorgeous; as, a rich landscape; rich scenery.
  20. Abounding in humor; exciting amusement; entertaining; as, the scene was a rich one; a rich incident or character.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Having much money or many possessions; wealthy; expensive; valuable; as, rich clothing; great in amount; abundant; as, rich crops; fertile; as, rich soil or land; abounding in pleasing, desirable, or valuable qualities; as, rich perfumes, food, blood; vivid; as, rich colors; sweet and full in sound; as, rich tones.
  24. Wealthy people collectively; with the.
  25. Richly.
  26. Richness.
  27. Abounding in possessions: wealthy: valuable: sumptuous: fertile: full of agreeable or nutritive qualities: bright, as a color: full of harmonious sounds: full of beauty.
  28. Wealthy; sumptuous; fertile; splendid; highly nutritious or savory; harmonious.
  29. Wealthy; opulent; valuable; costly; luxuriant; abundant.
  30. Wealthy; abounding in money or possessions; splendid; costly; abundant; abundant in valuable materials or qualities; full of beauty; fertile; vivid; sumptuous; abounding with a variety of delicious food; full of sweet or harmonious sounds.
  31. Wealthy; having ample means for the supply of wants; costly; yielding or producing largely; fertile; highly endowed; made with costly ingredients, as a rich cake; abundant; full of; perfect; having something precious.
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Usage examples for rich

  1. Now he was a free man: he was rich. – The Man with a Shadow by George Manville Fenn
  2. We must wait, Rich dear. – The Bag of Diamonds by George Manville Fenn
  3. We're to be married to rich old men because we are young and beautiful; and if they marry me to one, I'm sorry for the old man. – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  4. Ah, but how rich it will make me! – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  5. How do you know we are rich? – The World For Sale, Volume 2. by Gilbert Parker
  6. Perhaps, because he is rich. – Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond] by Maria Edgeworth
  7. There was no free school for girls, and even if your parents were rich enough to send you to a private school, you could not go very far. – The Promised Land by Mary Antin
  8. You are not a rich man- Anything but that. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  9. " I remember your coming," What was in her voice, her rich, beautiful voice? – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  10. They certainly are not rich, rejoined Mrs. Bird; and it is for that reason I wish to do all that I can for him. – The Garies and Their Friends by Frank J. Webb
  11. " She is rich, probably," said Uncle William. – Uncle William The Man Who Was Shif'less by Jennette Lee
  12. See what it's done for him already, this rich- man's- son business. – Man to Man by Jackson Gregory
  13. Why, ain't this rich? – Lost in the Fog by James De Mille
  14. It must be dreadful to be so poor when you know you ought to be so rich! – The Manor House School by Angela Brazil
  15. Where is Siddhartha the rich man? – Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  16. The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich; he bringeth low, and lifteth up. – True Christianity by Johann Arndt
  17. Though I am rich now, I was a poor boy. – Andy Grant's Pluck by Horatio Alger
  18. But, you are rich, too. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  19. So, rich or poor, with a palace or no home, you can be happy in Madrid. – The Car of Destiny by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  20. But I am wrong; my girls are rich. – Our Bessie by Rosa Nouchette Carey
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