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WordNet 2.0
  • affording an abundant supply
  • "had ample food for the party"
  • "copious provisions"
  • "food is plentiful"
  • "a plenteous grape harvest"
  • "a rich supply"
  • strong
  • intense
  • "deep purple"
  • "a rich red"
  • marked by great fruitfulness
  • "fertile farmland"
  • "a fat land"
  • "a productive vineyard"
  • "rich soil"
  • pleasantly full and mellow
  • "a rich tenor voice"
  • highly seasoned or containing large amounts of choice ingredients such as butter or sugar or eggs
  • "kept gorging on rich foods"
  • "rich pastries"
  • "rich eggnogg"
  • very productive
  • "rich seams of coal"
  • possessing material wealth
  • "her father is extremely rich"
  • "many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles"
  • having an abundant supply of desirable qualities or substances (especially natural resources)
  • "blessed with a land rich in minerals"
  • "rich in ideas"
  • "rich with cultural interest"
  • suggestive of or characterized by great expense
  • "a rich display"
  • high in mineral content
  • having a a high proportion of fuel to air
  • "a rich vein of copper", "a rich gas mixture"
  • marked by richness and fullness of flavor
  • "a rich ruby port"
  • "full-bodied wines"
  • "a robust claret"
  • "the robust flavor of fresh-brewed coffee"
  • of great worth or quality
  • "a rich collection of antiques"
rich
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 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. "Rich merchants." Chaucer.

    "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. [Colloq.] Thackeray.

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    Rich is sometimes used in the formation of self- explaining compounds; as, rich-fleeced, rich-jeweled, rich-laden, rich-stained.

    Syn. -- Wealthy; affluent; opulent; ample; copious; abundant; plentiful; fruitful; costly; sumptuous; precious; generous; luscious.

  • 1. To enrich. [Obs.] Gower.

 

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