The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
Wealth comprises all articles of value and nothing
else. --F. A.
(a) In the private sense, all property which has a money
(b) In the public sense, all objects, esp. material
objects, which have economic utility.
(c) Those energies, faculties, and habits directly
contributing to make people industrially efficient; in
this sense, specifically called personal wealth.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Active wealth. See under Active.
Syn: Riches; affluence; opulence; abundance.