wealth

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
wealth /wɛlθ/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. Business[uncountable] a great deal of money, property, or possessions.
  2. a large amount of something;
    an abundance:[countable]a wealth of information.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
wealth  (welth),USA pronunciation  n. 
  1. Businessa great quantity or store of money, valuable possessions, property, or other riches:the wealth of a city.
  2. an abundance or profusion of anything;
    plentiful amount:a wealth of imagery.
  3. Business[Econ.]
    • all things that have a monetary or exchange value.
    • anything that has utility and is capable of being appropriated or exchanged.
  4. rich or valuable contents or produce:the wealth of the soil.
  5. the state of being rich;
    prosperity;
    affluence:persons of wealth and standing.
  6. [Obs.]happiness.
wealthless, adj. 
  • 1200–50; Middle English welth (see well1, -th1); modeled on health
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged richness, amplitude, fullness.
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged a. possessions, assets, goods, property, money.
    • 5.See corresponding entry in Unabridged opulence, fortune.
    • 5.See corresponding entry in Unabridged poverty.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
wealth /wɛlθ/ n
  1. a large amount of money and valuable material possessions
  2. the state of being rich
  3. a great profusion: a wealth of gifts
  4. all goods and services with monetary, exchangeable, or productive value
Etymology: 13th Century welthe, from weal²; related to well1
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Collocations: the [nation's, family's, country's, city's] wealth, the wealth of the [nation], [private, public, shared] wealth, more...

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