Webster 1913 Edition
richerich, of German origin. See
That which makes one rich; an abundance of land, goods, money, or other property; wealth; opulence; affluence.
Richesdo not consist in having more gold and silver, but in having more in proportion, than our neighbors.
That which appears rich, sumptuous, precious, or the like.
richeof heaven’s pavement, trodden gold.
☞ Richesse, the older form of this word, was in the singular number. The form riches, however, is plural in appearance, and has now come to be used as a plural.
richessesof this world shall they have misease of poverty.
In one hour so great
richesis come to nought.
Rev. xviii. 17.
And for that
richeswhere is my deserving?
Syn. – Wealth; opulence; affluence; wealthiness; richness; plenty; abundance.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Wealth; opulence; affluence; possessions of land, good or money in abundance.
Riches do not consist in having more gold and silver, but in having more in proportion than our neighbors.
2.Splendid sumptuous appearance.
The riches of heav'n's pavement, trodden gold.
3.In Scripture, an abundance of spiritual blessings.
The riches of God, his fullness of wisdom, power, mercy, grace and glory, Eph. 1, 2; or the abundance supplied by his works. Ps. 104.
The riches of Christ, his abundant fullness of spiritual and eternal blessings for men. Eph. 3.
The riches of a state or kingdom, consist less in a full treasury than in the productiveness of its soil and manufactures, and in the industry of its inhabitants.