Definition of Rich

1. Noun. People who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group). "Only the very rich benefit from this legislation"

Exact synonyms: Rich People
Language type: Plural, Plural Form
Generic synonyms: People
Antonyms: Poor, Poor People

2. Adjective. Possessing material wealth. "Many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles"

3. Adjective. Having an abundant supply of desirable qualities or substances (especially natural resources). "Rich with cultural interest"
Antonyms: Poor
Derivative terms: Richness, Richness

4. Adjective. Of great worth or quality. "A rich collection of antiques"
Similar to: Valuable
Derivative terms: Richness

5. Adjective. Marked by great fruitfulness. "Rich soil"
Exact synonyms: Fat, Fertile, Productive
Similar to: Fruitful
Derivative terms: Fertility, Productiveness, Richness, Richness

6. Adjective. Strong; intense. "A rich red"
Exact synonyms: Deep
Similar to: Colorful, Colourful
Derivative terms: Richness

7. Adjective. Very productive. "Rich seams of coal"
Similar to: Productive
Derivative terms: Richness

8. Adjective. High in mineral content; having a high proportion of fuel to air. "A rich gas mixture"
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry, Metallurgy
Antonyms: Lean
Derivative terms: Richness

9. Adjective. Suggestive of or characterized by great expense. "A rich display"
Similar to: Deluxe, Gilded, Grand, Luxurious, Opulent, Princely, Sumptuous, Lavish, Lucullan, Lush, Plush, Plushy
Antonyms: Poor
Derivative terms: Richness

10. Adjective. Containing plenty of fat, or eggs, or sugar. "They kept gorging on rich foods"
Similar to: Unwholesome

11. Adjective. Marked by richness and fullness of flavor. "The robust flavor of fresh-brewed coffee"
Exact synonyms: Full-bodied, Racy, Robust
Similar to: Tasty
Derivative terms: Raciness, Richness

12. Adjective. Pleasantly full and mellow. "A rich tenor voice"
Similar to: Full
Derivative terms: Richness

13. Adjective. Affording an abundant supply. "A rich supply"

Definition of Rich

1. a. Having an abundance of material possessions; possessed of a large amount of property; well supplied with land, goods, or money; wealthy; opulent; affluent; -- opposed to poor.

2. v. t. To enrich.

Definition of Rich

1. Proper noun. (diminutive=Richard male given name). ¹

2. Proper noun. (surname from=given names) ¹

3. Adjective. Wealthy: having a lot of money and possessions. ¹

4. Adjective. Having a fatty, intense flavour. ¹

5. Adjective. Plentiful, abounding, abundant, fulfilling ¹

6. Adjective. (informal) Very amusing. ¹

7. Adjective. (informal) Ridiculous, absurd. ¹

8. Adjective. (non-gloss definition Used to form adjectives when combined with common nouns for things considered desirable in the context. The resulting adjectives usually mean "abounding in (common noun)".) ¹

9. Adjective. (computing) Elaborate, having complex formatting, multimedia, or depth of interaction. ¹

10. Adjective. Of a fuel-air mixture, having less air than is necessary to burn all of the fuel; less air- or oxygen- rich than necessary for a stoichiometric reaction. ¹

11. Verb. (obsolete) To enrich. ¹

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Definition of Rich

1. having wealth [adj RICHER, RICHEST]

Medical Definition of Rich

1. 1. Having an abundance of material possessions; possessed of a large amount of property; well supplied with land, goods, or money; wealthy; opulent; affluent; opposed to poor. "Rich merchants." "The rich [person] hath many friends." (Prov. Xiv. 20) "As a thief, bent to unhoard the cash Of some rich burgher." (Milton) 2. Hence, in general, well supplied; abounding; abundant; copious; bountiful; as, a rich treasury; a rich entertainment; a rich crop. "If life be short, it shall be glorious; Each minute shall be rich in some great action." (Rowe) "The gorgeous East with richest hand Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold." (Milton) 3. Yielding large returns; productive or fertile; fruitful; as, rich soil or land; a rich mine. 4. Composed of valuable or costly materials or ingredients; procured at great outlay; highly valued; precious; sumptuous; costly; as, a rich dress; rich silk or fur; rich presents. "Like to rich and various gems." (Milton) 5. Abounding in agreeable or nutritive qualities; especially applied to articles of food or drink which are high-seasoned or abound in oleaginous ingredients, or are sweet, luscious, and high-flavored; as, a rich dish; rich cream or soup; rich pastry; rich wine or fruit. "Sauces and rich spices are fetched from India." (Baker) 6. Not faint or delicate; vivid; as, a rich colour. 7. Full of sweet and harmonius sounds; as, a rich voice; rich music. 8. Abounding in beauty; gorgeous; as, a rich landscape; rich scenery. 9. Abounding in humor; exciting amusement; entertaining; as, the scene was a rich one; a rich incident or character. Rich is sometimes used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, rich-fleeced, rich-jeweled, rich-laden, rich-stained. Synonym: Wealthy, affluent, opulent, ample, copious, abundant, plentiful, fruitful, costly, sumptuous, precious, generous, luscious. Origin: OE. Riche, AS. Rice rich, powerful; akin to OS. Riki, D. Rijk, G. Reich, OHG. Rihhi, Icel. Rikr, Sw. Rik, Dan. Rig, Goth. Reiks; from a word meaning, ruler, king, probably borrowed from Celtic, and akin to L. Rex, regis, king, regere to guide, rule. See Right, and cf. Derrick, Enrich, Rajah, Riches, Royal. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rich

rich client
rich clients
rich for one's blood
rich man
rich person
rich tea biscuit
rich text

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