Rich

Definition of Rich

Pronunciation: rĭch
a.1.Having an abundance of material possessions; possessed of a large amount of property; well supplied with land, goods, or money; wealthy; opulent; affluent; - opposed to poor.
The rich [person] hath many friends.
- Prov. xiv. 20.
As a thief, bent to unhoard the cash
Of some rich burgher.
- Milton.
2.Hence, in general, well supplied; abounding; abundant; copious; bountiful; as, a rich treasury; a rich entertainment; a rich crop.
If life be short, it shall be glorious;
Each minute shall be rich in some great action.
- Rowe.
The gorgeous East with richest hand
Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold.
- Milton.
3.Yielding large returns; productive or fertile; fruitful; as, rich soil or land; a rich mine.
4.Composed of valuable or costly materials or ingredients; procured at great outlay; highly valued; precious; sumptuous; costly; as, a rich dress; rich silk or fur; rich presents.
Like to rich and various gems.
- Milton.
5.Abounding in agreeable or nutritive qualities; - especially applied to articles of food or drink which are high-seasoned or abound in oleaginous ingredients, or are sweet, luscious, and high-flavored; as, a rich dish; rich cream or soup; rich pastry; rich wine or fruit.
Sauces and rich spices are fetched from India.
- Baker.
6.Not faint or delicate; vivid; as, a rich color.
7.Full of sweet and harmonius sounds; as, a rich voice; rich music.
8.Abounding in beauty; gorgeous; as, a rich landscape; rich scenery.
9.Abounding in humor; exciting amusement; entertaining; as, the scene was a rich one; a rich incident or character.
v. t.1.To enrich.

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