Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “affluent”


adjective     /ˈæfluənt/
having a lot of money and possessions: The store will benefit from its base of affluent customers to whom various other products will be sold in due course. Some have argued that ethical food is a sign of an affluent society with a lot of time.
(Definition of affluent adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of affluent

Definitions of “affluent” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


friendly or helpful

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More