Definition of riches in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrɪtʃɪz/

plural noun

1Material wealth: riches beyond their wildest dreams
More example sentences
  • His status as a friend of royalty undoubtedly earned him great wealth, riches and national prominence.
  • More than ever, it seems, we need proof that material riches can't buy love and contentment.
  • His skills have brought him adulation and riches beyond belief.
opulence, gold, property, treasure, affluence, substance, prosperity
informal dough, bread, loot, the ready, readies, shekels, moolah, the necessary, boodle, dibs, gelt, ducats, rhino, gravy, scratch, stuff, oof
British informal dosh, brass, lolly, spondulicks, wonga, ackers
North American informal greenbacks, simoleons, bucks, jack, mazuma, dinero
Australian/New Zealand informal Oscar
informal, dated splosh, green, tin
British dated l.s.d.
North American informal, dated kale, rocks, shinplasters
archaic pelf
1.1Valuable or abundant resources: the riches of the world’s waters the riches of the Serbian oral tradition
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  • Elsewhere in his team he has an abundance of footballing riches at his disposal.
  • Pages xx to xxii of the Prologue provide an overview of the wealth of riches to follow.
  • Sign up to Gary Price's excellent ResourceShelf to look at the riches available to you beyond Google.
resources, treasure(s), bounty, jewels, gems, valuables, masterpieces, pride, cornucopia


Middle English: variant (later interpreted as a plural form) of archaic richesse, from Old French richeise (from riche 'rich').

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