- 1An abundance of valuable possessions or money: he used his considerable wealth to bribe officialsMore example sentences
affluence, prosperity, opulence, riches, means, substance, luxury, well-being, plenty, deep pockets; Mammon; money, cash, lucre, capital, principal, treasure, fortune, finance; assets, possessions, resources, effects, goods, funds, valuables; property, stock, reserves, securities, holdings, belongings, chattels; ill-gotten gains• archaic pelf
- Such work has most often been done with the papers of men of national importance or considerable wealth whose papers were substantial.
- Considered a good people manager, he is a man of considerable private wealth and property.
- Class evolved through the possession of wealth and property.
- 1.1The state of being rich; material prosperity: some people buy boats and cars to display their wealthMore example sentences
- Traditionally, material comfort, wealth, and security are the least of the concerns of forest dwellers.
- I dislike the fur trade when it exists in order for rich women to display their wealth, and am in favour of it when it helps not-rich people to stay warm in cold places.
- 1.2Plentiful supplies of a particular resource: the country’s mineral wealthMore example sentences
- His mismanagement of the economy and his corruption exacerbated the poverty of the population, which was thus unable to benefit from the country's wealth in mineral resources.
- We haven't used the massive resources that have been made available by mineral and petroleum wealth over the last 15 years, and those projects are all coming to an end.
- Those resources might be land or industry or mineral wealth or the environment.
- 2 [in singular] A plentiful supply of a particular desirable thing: the tables and maps contain a wealth of informationMore example sentences
abundance, profusion, plethora, mine, store, treasury, copiousness, plenitude, amplitude, bounty, cornucopiaBritish • informal shedloadAustralian/New Zealand • informal swag• vulgar slang shitloadNorth American • vulgar slang assload
- ‘We supply them with a wealth of information twice a month,’ she said.
- And it supplies a wealth of advice on deciding whether to go solo in the first place.
- Researchers and community activists supplied conference participants with a wealth of ideas.