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Webster 1913 Edition


Riches

Rich′es

,
Noun.
pl.
[OE.
richesse
, F.
richesse
, from
riche
rich, of German origin. See
Rich
,
Adj.
]
1.
That which makes one rich; an abundance of land, goods, money, or other property; wealth; opulence; affluence.
Riches
do not consist in having more gold and silver, but in having more in proportion, than our neighbors.
Locke.
2.
That which appears rich, sumptuous, precious, or the like.
The
riche
of heaven’s pavement, trodden gold.
Milton.
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.
Against the
richesses
of this world shall they have misease of poverty.
Chaucer.
In one hour so great
riches
is come to nought.
Rev. xviii. 17.
And for that
riches
where is my deserving?
Shakespeare
Syn. – Wealth; opulence; affluence; wealthiness; richness; plenty; abundance.

Webster 1828 Edition


Riches

RICH'ES

,
Noun.
[This is in the singular number in fact, but treated as the plural.]
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.
Luke 16.
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.

Definition 2021


Riches

Riches

See also: riches

English

Proper noun

Riches

  1. A patronymic surname.

riches

riches

See also: Riches

English

Noun

riches pl (plural only)

  1. Money, goods, wealth, treasure.

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  • See also Wikisaurus:wealth

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French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʁiʃ/

Adjective

riches

  1. plural of riche

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Norman

Adjective

riches pl

  1. plural of riche (rich)