Definitions

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

  • adjective Having wealth; rich. synonym: rich.
  • adjective Marked by abundance.
  • adjective Well supplied.
  • noun Rich people considered as a group. Often used with the.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having wealth; rich; having large possessions; opulent; affluent.
  • Rich in any sense, as in beauty, ornament, endowments, etc.; enriched.
  • Well-fed; in good condition.
  • Synonyms Moneyed, well off, well to do.

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

  • adjective Having wealth; having large possessions, or larger than most men, as lands, goods, money, or securities; opulent; affluent; rich.
  • adjective rare Hence, ample; full; satisfactory; abundant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Possessing financial wealth; rich.
  • adjective Abundant in quality or quantity; profuse.
  • noun uncountable Rich people.
  • noun countable A rich person.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

wealth +‎ -y

Examples

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  • Every time I think that we've named every word under the sun, a new one pops up and reminds me that Wordie is not a dictionary.

    July 24, 2007

  • So right you are. . .in this case wealthy is an old apple variety (which is in the dictionary.) That is, it is an apple variety until someone points out one of the other meanings of the word! It amazes me, too, that we have not even come close to naming all the lexemes used in the English language

    July 24, 2007

  • Clearly it shows that Wordie users care about more important things than money. Hmph!

    July 25, 2007

  • Yeah! Like logorrhea.

    July 25, 2007