having an abundance of wealth, property, or other material goods; prosperous; rich:
an affluent person.
abounding in anything; abundant.
an affluent fountain.
a tributary stream.
an affluent person:
a luxurious resort appealing to young affluents.
But scarcely anywhere do we find this wonder-working grace so affluently described.
The Expositor’s Bible: Ephesians G. G. Findlay
Never was an historian so readily and so affluently supplied!
Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets, Vol. I (of 2) William Howitt
(archaic) a tributary stream
mid-15c., “flowing,” from Middle French affluent (14c.) or directly from Latin affluentem (nominative affluens) “flowing toward, abounding, rich, copious,” present participle of affluere “flow toward,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + fluere “to flow” (see fluent).
noun the guilt or lack of motivation experienced by people who have made or inherited large amounts of money Also called sudden-wealth syndrome Contemporary Examples affluenza is touted as a disease that seems able to remove all accountability. No, Affluenza Is Not a Real Thing Dr. Michelle K. London December 15, 2013 The term affluenza […]
something that flows to or toward a point: an afflux of blood to the head. the act of flowing to or toward; flow. Historical Examples Spirituous drinks occasion an afflux of the gastric juices, become acid, and are absorbed. North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826 Various The best mode […]
that can be ; believed to be within one’s financial means: attractive new cars at affordable prices. Usually, affordables. items, expenses, etc., that one can : a variety of affordables for your gift list. Contemporary Examples Say what you will about the affordable Care Act, but its method of passage—a party line vote by Democrats—was […]
to be able to do, manage, or bear without serious consequence or adverse effect: The country can’t afford another drought. to be able to meet the expense of; have or be able to spare the price of: Can we afford a trip to Europe this year? The city can easily afford to repair the street. […]