adjective, richer, richest.
having wealth or great possessions; abundantly supplied with resources, means, or funds; wealthy:
a rich man; a rich nation.
abounding in natural resources:
a rich territory.
having wealth or valuable resources (usually followed by in):
a country rich in traditions.
abounding (usually followed by in or with):
a countryside rich in beauty; a design rich with colors.
of great value or worth; valuable:
a rich harvest.
(of food) delectably and perhaps unhealthfully spicy, or sweet and abounding in butter or cream:
a rich gravy; a rich pastry.
costly, expensively elegant, or fine, as dress or jewels.
sumptuous; elaborately abundant:
a rich feast.
using valuable materials or characterized by elaborate workmanship, as buildings or furniture.
abounding in desirable elements or qualities:
a man rich in kindness.
(of wine) strong and finely flavored.
(of color) deep, strong, or vivid:
full and mellow in tone:
rich sounds; a rich voice.
strongly fragrant; pungent:
a rich odor.
producing or yielding abundantly:
a rich soil.
abundant, plentiful, or ample:
a rich supply.
Automotive. (of a mixture in a fuel system) having a relatively high ratio of fuel to air (contrasted with lean2 (def 5.)).
(used with a plural verb) rich persons collectively (usually preceded by the):
new tax shelters for the rich.
Adrienne, 1929–2012, U.S. poet and feminist.
a male given name, form of Richard.
abundant and valuable possessions; wealth.
well supplied with wealth, property, etc; owning much
(as collective noun; preceded by the): the rich
when postpositive, usually foll by in. having an abundance of natural resources, minerals, etc: a land rich in metals
producing abundantly; fertile: rich soil
when postpositive, usually foll by in or with. well supplied (with desirable qualities); abundant (in): a country rich with cultural interest
of great worth or quality; valuable: a rich collection of antiques
luxuriant or prolific: a rich growth of weeds
expensively elegant, elaborate, or fine; costly: a rich display
(of food) having a large proportion of flavoursome or fatty ingredients, such as spices, butter, or cream
having a full-bodied flavour: a rich ruby port
(of a smell) pungent or fragrant
(of colour) intense or vivid; deep: a rich red
(of sound or a voice) full, mellow, or resonant
(of a fuel-air mixture) containing a relatively high proportion of fuel Compare weak (sense 12)
very amusing, laughable, or ridiculous: a rich joke, a rich situation
Adrienne. 1929–2012, US poet and feminist writer; her volumes of poetry include Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law (1963) and Diving Into the Wreck (1973)
Buddy, real name Bernard Rich. 1917–87, US jazz drummer and band leader
wealth; an abundance of money, valuable possessions, or property
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