Did you know?

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

welfare - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
Close

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.

Close

Thesaurus

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.

more
noun [uncountable] welfare pronunciation in American English /ˈwelˌfer/
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  1. 1
    care provided by the state or another organization for people in need
    the welfare system
    1. a.
      money given to people who do not have work or who are in need. The usual British word is benefit
      Many of the children were born when their parents were already receiving welfare.
  2. 2
    the health and happiness of people
    We intend to make child welfare one of our priorities.
    welfare of: Police are concerned for the welfare of the child’s mother.
    Synonyms and related words

brinner

a meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

troll factory

a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

add a word

Blog

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