from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Abundant wealth: "the impassable gulf that lies between riches and poverty” ( Elizabeth Cady Stanton).
- n.pl. Valuable or precious possessions.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Money, goods, wealth, treasure.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. That which makes one rich; an abundance of land, goods, money, or other property; wealth; opulence; affluence.
- n.pl. That which appears rich, sumptuous, precious, or the like.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The state of being rich, or of having large possessions in land, goods, money, or other valuable property; wealth; opulence; affluence: originally a singular noun, but from its form now regarded as plural.
- That which makes wealthy; any valuable article or property; hence, collectively, wealth; abundant possessions; material treasures.
- That which has a high moral value; any object of high regard or esteem; an intellectual or spiritual treasure: as, the riches of knowledge.
- The choicest product or representative of anything; the pearl; the flower; the cream.
- An abundance; a wealth: used as a hunting term, in the form richess or richesse. Strutt.
- Synonyms Wealth, Affluence, etc. (see opulence), wealthiness, plenty, abundance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an abundance of material possessions and resources
The surest path to riches is to become the head of a big company and then fail so badly that they pay you to leave.
"the deceitfulness of riches;" the term riches includes also, as we may gather from Luke's narrative, the pleasures which riches procure.
Or, going back to my own line of work, adult-oriented manga, an embarrassment of riches is freely, illicitly available to online readers, who have either no understanding of how they are created, or simply do not care.
But the chance of striking huge riches is just too strong.
While Africa's “resource curse” has deep historical roots, China's strategic appetite for the continent's subterranean riches is unprecedented.
Lets not forget they gained their riches from a patriarch who was a gangster … rum runner Joseph Kennedy.
The desire for riches is always condemned in scripture.
We may have enjoyed the short term riches of the past decade or more, but we have done so by weakening the very foundations of our corporations and indeed our economy.
Robespierre and his associates knowing what effect such a charge would have upon the people, accused him of wallowing in riches: — when his wife was arrested, she was employed in mending his linen, and nursing their offspring (CC 2.357).
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