Definition of Welfare

1. Noun. Governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need. "She lives on welfare"

Exact synonyms: Public Assistance, Social Welfare
Specialized synonyms: Social Insurance, Relief, Dole, Pogey, Pogy
Generic synonyms: Aid, Economic Aid, Financial Aid



2. Noun. Something that aids or promotes well-being. "For the benefit of all"
Exact synonyms: Benefit
Generic synonyms: Good, Goodness
Specialized synonyms: Advantage, Reward, Interest, Sake
Derivative terms: Beneficial, Benefit, Benefit

3. Noun. A contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous. "The town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles"
Exact synonyms: Eudaemonia, Eudaimonia, Upbeat, Well-being, Wellbeing
Specialized synonyms: Fool's Paradise, Health, Wellness
Generic synonyms: Prosperity, Successfulness
Antonyms: Ill-being

Definition of Welfare

1. n. Well-doing or well-being in any respect; the enjoyment of health and the common blessings of life; exemption from any evil or calamity; prosperity; happiness.

2. n. Well-doing or well-being in any respect; the enjoyment of health and the common blessings of life; exemption from any evil or calamity; prosperity; happiness.

Definition of Welfare

1. Noun. health, happiness and prosperity; well-being in any respect ¹

2. Noun. ''(chiefly U.S.)'' various forms of financial aid provided by the government to those who are in need of it ''(abbreviated form of Welfare assistance)'', social security, income support, ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Welfare

1. general well-being [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Welfare

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welder's mask
welders
welding
weldings
weldless
weldment
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weldmesh
weldon's process
weldor
weldors
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wele
weleful
welfare (current term)
welfare-statist
welfare-to-work
welfare Cadillac
welfare Cadillacs
welfare case
welfare hotel
welfare parasite
welfare parasites
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welfare state
welfare states
welfare work
welfare worker
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