Definition of Dives in English:

Dives

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʌɪviːz
 
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noun

literary
  • Used to refer to a typical or hypothetical rich man: there must be rich and poor, Dives says, smacking his claret
    More example sentences
    • Dives didn't go to hell because he was rich; Dives didn't realize that his wealth was his opportunity.
    • They were more likely to end up with Dives in the tormenting fires, if stories like this were true, than with Lazarus in the peace and comfort of Abraham's bosom.
    • How, in the modern world, does Dives help Lazarus?

Origin

late Middle English: from late Latin, used in the Vulgate translation of the Bible (Luke 16).

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