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rich

adjective [-er/-est only]  us   /rɪtʃ/

rich adjective [-er/-est only] (WEALTHY)

having a lot of money or valuable possessions; wealthy: a rich man The United States is one of the world’s richest nations. Rich also means made of something beautiful and expensive or valuable: a rich brocade jacket

rich adjective [-er/-est only] (HAVING A LOT)

having or containing a large amount of something desirable or valuable: The country is rich in oil, minerals, and timber. Orange juice is rich in vitamin C. The island has a rich and complex history Earth that is rich contains a large amount of substances that help plants to grow. If the style or decoration of something, such as a piece of furniture or a building, is rich, it has a large amount of valuable and beautiful decoration.

rich adjective [-er/-est only] (FOOD)

(of food) containing a large amount of oil, butter, eggs, or cream: This chocolate butter cream is too rich for me.

rich adjective [-er/-est only] (COLOR/SOUND)

(of a color, sound, smell, or taste) strong in a pleasing or attractive way: The fields were bathed in a rich, red-gold light from the setting sun. He has a rich, resonant voice.

rich

plural noun  us   /rɪtʃ/

rich plural noun (WEALTHY)

people who have a lot of money or valuable possessions: The resort is crowded with the rich and famous in winter.
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