rich ADJECTIVE 1) having a great deal of money or assets. 2) (of a country or region) having valuable natural resources or a successful economy. 3) of expensive materials or workmanship. 4) plentiful; abundant. 5) having or producing something in large amounts: fruits rich in vitamins. 6) (of food) containing much fat, sugar, etc. 7) (of a colour, sound, or smell) pleasantly deep and strong. 8) (of soil or land) fertile. 9) (of the mixture in an internal-combustion engine) containing a high proportion of fuel. 10) informal (of a remark) causing ironic amusement or indignation.
DERIVATIVES richen verb richness noun.
ORIGIN Old English, «powerful, wealthy».

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