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Adjective: rich (richer,richest)  rich
  1. Possessing material wealth
    "her father is extremely rich"; "many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles"
     
  2. Having an abundant supply of desirable qualities or substances (especially natural resources)
    "blessed with a land rich in minerals"; "rich in ideas"; "rich with cultural interest"
     
  3. (metallurgy) high in mineral content; having a high proportion of fuel to air
    "a rich vein of copper"; "a rich gas mixture"
     
  4. Suggestive of or characterized by great expense
    "a rich display"
     
  5. Of great worth or quality
    "a rich collection of antiques"
     
  6. (of land or soil) capable of growing abundant crops or plants
    "rich soil";
    - fat, fertile, productive
     
  7. Strong; intense
    "a rich red";
    - deep
     
  8. Very productive
    "rich seams of coal"
     
  9. Containing plenty of fat, or eggs, or sugar
    "rich desserts"; "they kept gorging on rich foods"
     
  10. Marked by richness and fullness of flavour
    "a rich ruby port";
    - full-bodied, racy, robust
     
  11. Pleasantly full and mellow
    "a rich tenor voice"
     
  12. Affording an abundant supply
    "a rich supply";
    - ample, copious, plenteous, plentiful
Noun: rich  rich
  1. People who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group)
    "only the very rich benefit from this legislation";
    - rich people

Derived forms: richer, riches, richest

See also: abundant, affluent, colorful [US], colourful [Brit, Cdn], comfortable, deluxe, easy, financial condition, flush, fruitful, full, gilded, grand, lavish, loaded [informal], lucullan, lush, luxurious, luxury, minted [informal], moneyed, opulent, plush, plushy, princely, privileged, productive, prosperous, substantial, sumptuous, tasty, unwholesome, valuable, wealthy, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-situated, well-to-do

Type of: people

Antonym: lean, poor

Encyclopedia: Rich, Mississippi