Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

wealth - definition and synonyms


What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.



The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

noun [uncountable] wealth pronunciation in American English /welθ/

Related words

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  1. 1
    a large amount of money and other valuable things
    They used some of their wealth to build magnificent town halls.
    People acquired wealth in the form of goods or animals.
    1. a.
      the state of being rich
      He had an obsession with power and wealth.
      Economic growth creates both wealth and poverty.
  2. 2
    a large supply of useful things
    The area attracted colonists because of its mineral wealth.
    wealth of: The change opens up a wealth of exciting new opportunities.
    1. a.
      a large amount of a useful quality or skill
      wealth of: He brings with him a wealth of specialist knowledge.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary


a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

add a word


A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog