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adjective     rich pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
  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.

    Synonyms and related words
    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 in:

    an area rich in natural resources

    a diet rich in protein

    a speech rich in irony

  3. 5
    beautiful, expensive, and of very high quality

    rich silks and brocades

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

    the tournament with golf’s richest first prize

  5. 9
    used for describing the mixture of fuel and air in an engine when there is too much fuel
  6. 10
    [never before noun] used for saying that a criticism is unreasonable or illogical, usually because the person making it can be criticized for the same thing
    a bit rich:

    These comments are a bit rich coming from a woman with a wealthy husband and no money worries.

    that’s rich:

    You’re insulted! That’s rich, after what you said to me!

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