The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Possessing great material wealth: "Now that he was rich he was not thought ignorant any more, but simply eccentric” ( Mavis Gallant).
- adj. Having great worth or value: a rich harvest of grain.
- adj. Magnificent; sumptuous: a rich brocade.
- adj. Having an abundant supply: rich in ideas.
- adj. Abounding, especially in natural resources: rich land.
- adj. Meaningful and significant: "a rich sense of the transaction between writer and reader” ( William Zinsser).
- adj. Very productive and therefore financially profitable: rich seams of coal.
- adj. Containing a large amount of choice ingredients, such as butter, sugar, or eggs, and therefore unusually heavy or sweet: a rich dessert.
- adj. Having or exuding a strong or pungent aroma: "Texas air is so rich you can nourish off it like it was food” ( Edna Ferber).
- adj. Pleasantly full and mellow: a rich tenor voice.
- adj. Warm and strong in color: a rich brown velvet.
- adj. Containing a large proportion of fuel to air: a rich gas mixture.
- adj. Informal Highly amusing.
- n. Wealthy people considered as a group. Often used with the: "Were there, indeed, a sure appeal to the mercies of the rich, the calamities of the poor might be less intolerable” ( Charlotte Smith).
Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Wealthy: having a lot of money and possessions.
- adj. Having a fatty, intense flavour.
- adj. Plentiful, abounding, abundant, fulfilling
- adj. Very amusing.
- adj. Ridiculous, absurd.
- adj. Used to form adjectives when combined with common nouns for things considered desirable in the context. The resulting adjectives usually mean "abounding in (common noun)".
- adj. Elaborate, having complex formatting, multimedia, or depth of interaction.
- adj. Of a fuel-air mixture, having less air than is necessary to burn all of the fuel; less air- or oxygen- rich than necessary for a stoichiometric reaction.
- v. To enrich.
the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. 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
- adj. Hence, in general, well supplied; abounding; abundant; copious; bountiful.
- adj. Yielding large returns; productive or fertile; fruitful
- adj. Composed of valuable or costly materials or ingredients; procured at great outlay; highly valued; precious; sumptuous; costly.
- adj. 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.
- adj. Not faint or delicate; vivid.
- adj. Full of sweet and harmonius sounds.
- adj. Abounding in beauty; gorgeous.
- adj. Abounding in humor; exciting amusement; entertaining.
- v. To enrich.
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Ruling; powerful; mighty; noble.
- Having wealth or large possessions; possessed of much money, goods, land, or other valuable property; wealthy; opulent: opposed to poor.
- Amply supplied or equipped; abundantly provided; abounding: often followed by in or with.
- Abundant in materials; producing or yielding abundantly; productive; fertile; fruitful: as, a rich mine; rich ore; rich soil.
- Of great price or money value; costly; expensive; sumptuous; magnificent: as, rich jewels; rich gifts.
- Of great moral worth; highly esteemed; invaluable; precious.
- Ample; copious; abundant; plentiful; luxuriant.
- Abounding in desirable or effective qualities or elements; of superior quality, composition, or potency.
- Hence, specifically Having a pleasing or otherwise marked effect upon the senses by virtue of the abundance of some characteristic quality.
- Pleasing to the ear; full or mellow in tone; harmonious; sweet.
- Pleasing to the eye, through strength and beauty of hue; pure and strong; vivid: applied especially to color.
- [Rich as applied to colors in zoölogy has a restricted meaning, which, however, is very difficult to define. A metallic, lustrous, or iridescent color is not rich; the word is generally applied to soft and velvety colors which are pure and distinct, as a rich black, a rich scarlet spot, etc., just as we speak of rich velvets, but generally of bright or glossy silks. Vivid is very rich or very distinct.]
- Pleasing to the sense of smell; full of fragrance; sweet-scented; aromatic.
- Excessive; extravagant; inordinate; outrageous; preposterous: commonly applied to ideas, fancies, fabrications, claims, demands, pretensions, conceits, jests, tricks, etc.: as, a rich notion; a rich idea; rich impudence; a rich joke; a rich hoax.
- [This word is often used in the formation of compounds which are self-explanatory: as, rich-colored, rich-fleeced, rich-haired, rich-laden, etc.]
- Synonyms and Affluent.
- Fertile. etc. (see fruitful), luxuriant, teeming.
- 5 and Splendid, valuable.
- Copious, plenteous.
- Savory, delicious.
- To enrich.
- To grow rich.
- To stretch; pull.
- To direct.
- To adjust; set right.
- To address; set (one's self to do a thing).
- To dress.
- To mend; improve.
- To avenge.
- To take one's way.
WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. pleasantly full and mellow
- n. people who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group)
- adj. marked by great fruitfulness
- adj. affording an abundant supply
- adj. having an abundant supply of desirable qualities or substances (especially natural resources)
- adj. very productive
- adj. possessing material wealth
- adj. marked by richness and fullness of flavor
- adj. suggestive of or characterized by great expense
- adj. high in mineral content; having a high proportion of fuel to air
- adj. containing plenty of fat, or eggs, or sugar
- adj. of great worth or quality
- adj. strong; intense
" Fancy Wynter, of all men, dying rich -- actually _rich_. "