Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A man of great wealth.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A rich man: [capitalized] usually regarded as the proper name of the rich man of the parable in Luke-xvi.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Icteridae.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Latin dīves, wealthy; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots.]

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