Webster 1913 Edition
Having wealth; having large possessions, or larger than most men, as lands, goods, money, or securities; opulent; affluent; rich.
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Ps. lxvi. 12.
Hence, ample; full; satisfactory; abundant.
wealthywitness of my pen.
Webster 1828 Edition
wealthy (comparative wealthier or more wealthy, superlative wealthiest or most wealthy)
- affluent, prosperous
- See also Wikisaurus:wealthy
- See also Wikisaurus:impoverished
wealthy pl (plural only)
- (with "the") Rich people.
- 2013 May 17, George Monbiot, “Money just makes the rich suffer”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 23, page 19:
- In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. […] The public realm is privatised, the regulations restraining the ultra–wealthy and the companies they control are abandoned, and Edwardian levels of inequality are almost fetishised.
wealthy (plural wealthies)
- A rich person.
- 1975 December 6, “A Real Presidential Choice Is Being Ignored”, in Evening Independent:
- it was possible for a group like the Libertarians to hope that a couple of weakminded wealthies might donate the seed money to get a campaign rolling.
- 1977 April 4, “Public TV Presents miracle Series”, in Argus-Press:
- Bernice is a nice, sardonic tale of envy and young wealthies of the pre-flapper era, when a girl who bobbed her hair was thought loose by the flask-bearing blades who tried to get her tight.
- 2006 November 16, “Can the Democrats Deliver?”, in Washington Post:
- Ending tax cuts to wealthies would only increase tax revenues by $40 - $60 billion a year - about 20% of current deficit - so it's a waste of time.