from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A man of great wealth.
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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Icteridae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The name popularly given to the rich man in our Lord's parable of the “Rich Man and Lazarus” (Luke xvi. 19-31). Hence, a name for a rich worldling.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rich man: [capitalized] usually regarded as the proper name of the rich man of the parable in Luke-xvi.
Middle English, from Latin dīves, wealthy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)