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adjective rich pronunciation in British English /rɪtʃ/ 
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  1. 1
    owning a lot of money, property, or valuable possessions

    His invention has made him a rich man.

    one of the world's richest countries

    A lot of people thought they could get rich by investing in Internet companies.

    1. a.

      the rich

      people who have a lot of money, property, or valuable possessions

      a tax-cutting programme that will only benefit the rich

      (the) rich and (the) poor:

      the increasing gap between the rich and the poor

      the rich and famous:

      a glamorous life in the company of the rich and famous

  2. 2
    containing a large quantity of something

    rich iron deposits

    rich in:

    an area rich in natural resources

    a diet rich in protein

    a speech rich in irony

  3. 6
    a rich colour, sound, or smell is strong in a pleasant way

    a rich deep green

    a rich baritone voice

    the rich odour of spiced meats

  4. 8
    worth a lot of money, or bringing a lot of money

    the tournament with golf's richest first prize

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