Wealth

Wealth

(?), n. [OE. welthe, from wele; cf. D. weelde luxury. See Weal prosperity.]
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1. Weal; welfare; prosperity; good. [Obs.] "Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth." 1 Cor. x. 24.
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2. Large possessions; a comparative abundance of things which are objects of human desire; esp., abundance of worldly estate; affluence; opulence; riches.
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I have little wealth to lose.
Shak.
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Each day new wealth, without their care, provides.
Dryden.
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Wealth comprises all articles of value and nothing else.
F. A. Walker.
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3. (Econ.) (a) In the private sense, all pooperty which has a money value. (b) In the public sense, all objects, esp. material objects, which have economic utility. (c) Specif. called personal wealth. Those energies, faculties, and habits directly contributing to make people industrially efficient.
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Active wealth. See under Active.
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Syn. -- Riches; affluence; opulence; abundance.
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