wealth


wealth
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. riches, fortune, opulence, affluence; prosperity; means, resources, property, money; plenty, plenitude, luxuriance, excess, plethora, sufficiency.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Goods or services having economic utility]
Syn. capital, capital stock, economic resources, stock, stocks and bonds, securities, vested interests, land, property, labor power, commodities, cash, money in the bank, money, natural resources, assets, purse strings*, dough*, long green*.
Ant. poverty*, idle resources, unemployment.
2. [Personal riches]
Syn. means, money, riches, substance, affluence, belongings, property, fortune, hoard, treasure, resources, revenue, cache, cash, competence, opulence, luxury, luxuriance, prosperity, pelf, abundance, money to burn*.
Ant. poverty*, pauperism, straits.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
money, riches, resources, plenty, fortune, security, affluence, opulence, prosperity, abundance, luxury, capital, property, assets, means, holdings, stocks and bonds. ''The savings of many in the hands of one.''—Eugene Debs. ''Evidence of great-ness.''—Thomas Reed. ''A contented mind.''—Mohammed.
ANT.: poverty, destitution, indigence, want, lack
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A great amount of accumulated money and precious possessions: affluence, fortune, pelf, riches, treasure. See OWNED, RICH. 2. All things, such as money, property, or goods, having economic value: asset (used m plural), capital, fortune, mean3 (used in plural), resource (used in plural), wherewithal. See OWNED. 3. A great deal: abundance, mass, mountain, much, plenty, profusion, world. Informal: barrel, heap, lot, pack, peck2, pile. Regional: power, sight. See BIG.

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