1. people who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group);
- Example: "only the very rich benefit from this legislation"
[syn: rich people, rich]
1. possessing material wealth;
- Example: "her father is extremely rich"
- Example: "many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles"
2. having an abundant supply of desirable qualities or substances (especially natural resources);
- Example: "blessed with a land rich in minerals"
- Example: "rich in ideas"
- Example: "rich with cultural interest"
3. of great worth or quality;
- Example: "a rich collection of antiques"
4. marked by great fruitfulness;
- Example: "fertile farmland"
- Example: "a fat land"
- Example: "a productive vineyard"
- Example: "rich soil"
[syn: fat, fertile, productive, rich]
5. strong; intense;
- Example: "deep purple"
- Example: "a rich red"
[syn: deep, rich]
6. very productive;
- Example: "rich seams of coal"
7. high in mineral content; having a high proportion of fuel to air;
- Example: "a rich vein of copper", "a rich gas mixture"
8. suggestive of or characterized by great expense;
- Example: "a rich display"
9. containing plenty of fat, or eggs, or sugar;
- Example: "rich desserts"
- Example: "they kept gorging on rich foods"
10. marked by richness and fullness of flavor;
- Example: "a rich ruby port"
- Example: "full-bodied wines"
- Example: "a robust claret"
- Example: "the robust flavor of fresh-brewed coffee"
[syn: full-bodied, racy, rich, robust]
11. pleasantly full and mellow;
- Example: "a rich tenor voice"
12. affording an abundant supply;
- Example: "had ample food for the party"
- Example: "copious provisions"
- Example: "food is plentiful"
- Example: "a plenteous grape harvest"
- Example: "a rich supply"
[syn: ample, copious, plenteous, plentiful, rich]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Rich \Rich\, (r[i^]ch), a. [Compar. Richer; superl. Richest.] [OE. riche, AS. r[imac]ce rich, powerful; akin to OS. r[imac]ki, D. rijk, G. reich, OHG. r[imac]hhi, Icel. r[imac]kr, Sw. rik, Dan. rig, Goth. reiks; from a word meaning, ruler, king, probably borrowed from Celtic, and akin to L. rex, regis, king, regere to guide, rule. [root]283. See Right, and cf. Derrick, Enrich, Rajah, Riches, Royal.] 1. 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. "Rich merchants." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] The rich [person] hath many friends. --Prov. xiv. 20. [1913 Webster] As a thief, bent to unhoard the cash Of some rich burgher. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, in general, well supplied; abounding; abundant; copious; bountiful; as, a rich treasury; a rich entertainment; a rich crop. [1913 Webster] If life be short, it shall be glorious; Each minute shall be rich in some great action. --Rowe. [1913 Webster] The gorgeous East with richest hand Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Yielding large returns; productive or fertile; fruitful; as, rich soil or land; a rich mine. [1913 Webster] 4. 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. [1913 Webster] Like to rich and various gems. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. 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. [1913 Webster] Sauces and rich spices are fetched from India. --Baker. [1913 Webster] 6. Not faint or delicate; vivid; as, a rich color. [1913 Webster] 7. Full of sweet and harmonius sounds; as, a rich voice; rich music. [1913 Webster] 8. Abounding in beauty; gorgeous; as, a rich landscape; rich scenery. [1913 Webster] 9. Abounding in humor; exciting amusement; entertaining; as, the scene was a rich one; a rich incident or character. [Colloq.] --Thackeray. [1913 Webster] Note: Rich is sometimes used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, rich-fleeced, rich-jeweled, rich-laden, rich-stained. [1913 Webster] Syn: Wealthy; affluent; opulent; ample; copious; abundant; plentiful; fruitful; costly; sumptuous; precious; generous; luscious. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Rich \Rich\, v. t. To enrich. [Obs.] --Gower. [1913 Webster]The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
RICH, adj. Holding in trust and subject to an accounting the property of the indolent, the incompetent, the unthrifty, the envious and the luckless. That is the view that prevails in the underworld, where the Brotherhood of Man finds its most logical development and candid advocacy. To denizens of the midworld the word means good and wise.Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
328 Moby Thesaurus words for "rich": abounding, abounding in riches, absurd, abundant, achingly sweet, adipose, affluent, agreeable, agreeable-sounding, all-sufficing, ambrosial, ample, amusing, aplenty, appealing, arabesque, ariose, arioso, aromatic, baroque, beyond price, big-rich, bizarre, blooming, blubbery, bottomless, bounteous, bountiful, bright, bright-hued, brilliant, burning, bursting, bursting out, busy, buttery, butyraceous, canorous, cantabile, catchy, chichi, chrismal, chrismatory, cloying, colorful, colory, comfortable, comical, copious, costly, creamy, creative, dark, dear, dear-bought, deep, deep-colored, delicious, diffuse, disgustingly rich, droll, dulcet, easy, eccentric, effuse, elaborate, elegant, epidemic, euphonic, euphonious, euphonous, exciting, exhaustless, exotic, expensive, exquisite, extravagant, exuberant, fancy, fat, fattening, fatty, fecund, fertile, fine, fine-toned, flamboyant, flavorful, flavorous, flavorsome, flavory, florid, flourishing, flowery, flush, fragrant, frightfully rich, frilly, fructiferous, fruitful, fruity, full, full-bodied, full-flavored, funny, fussy, galore, gay, gay-colored, generous, golden, golden-tongued, golden-voiced, good as gold, gorgeous, greasy, heavy, high, high-colored, high-priced, high-wrought, hilarious, honeyed, humorous, in clover, in funds, in plenty, in quantity, in the money, incongruous, independent, independently rich, independently wealthy, inestimable, inexhaustible, intense, interesting, invaluable, inviting, juicy, labored, lardaceous, lardy, laughable, lavish, liberal, lively, loaded, ludicrous, luscious, lush, lustrous, luxuriant, luxurious, made of money, many, mawkish, maximal, melic, mellifluent, mellifluous, mellisonant, mellow, melodic, melodious, moneyed, moresque, mouth-watering, much, mucoid, music-flowing, music-like, musical, nonsensical, not affordable, numerous, nutty, of great cost, of great price, oily, oleaginous, oleic, on Easy Street, on velvet, oofy, opulent, ornate, ostentatious, outlandish, overelaborate, overelegant, overflowing, overlabored, oversweet, overworked, overwrought, palatial, picturesque, piquant, plangent, pleasant, pleasant-sounding, plenitudinous, plenteous, plentiful, plenty, plutocracy, potent, precious, pregnant, premium, preposterous, pretty-pretty, prevailing, prevalent, priceless, pricey, prodigal, productive, profitable, profuse, profusive, proliferous, prolific, prosperous, provided for, provocative, provoking, pulsing, pungent, quaint, quizzical, racy, rampant, readable, redolent, replete, resonant, resonating, rich as Croesus, rich-colored, rich-flavored, ridiculous, rife, riotous, risible, rococo, rolling, rolling in money, running over, saccharine, sapid, savory, screaming, sebaceous, seminal, sickly-sweet, significant, silver-toned, silver-tongued, silver-voiced, silvery, singable, sleek, slick, slippery, smooth, soapy, songful, songlike, sonorous, spicy, splendid, steep, stiff, stimulating, strong, succulent, suety, sumptuous, superabundant, superb, swarming, sweet, sweet-flowing, sweet-sounding, tallowy, tantalizing, teeming, the haves, the rich, the wealthy, thought-challenging, thought-inspiring, thought-provoking, thriving, throbbing, tickling, titillating, top, tunable, tuneful, uberous, unctuous, unguent, unguentary, unguentous, unpayable, valuable, vibrant, vibrating, vivid, wallowing in wealth, warm, wealthy, well provided for, well-fixed, well-found, well-furnished, well-heeled, well-off, well-provided, well-stocked, well-to-do, whimsical, wholesale, witty, worthy