riches Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"riches" in British English

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richesnoun [plural]

uk   us   /ˈrɪtʃ.ɪz/
C2 a ​largeamount of ​money or ​valuable possessions: She ​donated a ​sizeableportion of her riches to children's ​charities. a ​largequantity of a ​valuablenaturalsubstance: The ​country has ​greatoil/​mineral riches. They ​plundered the ​rainforest for ​itsnatural riches.
(Definition of riches from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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richesplural noun

 us   /ˈrɪtʃ·ɪz/

riches plural noun (A LOT)

a ​largeamount of something ​desirable or ​valuable: oil/​mineral/​cultural riches

riches plural noun (WEALTH)

greatwealth
(Definition of riches from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “riches”
in Arabic غِنى, ثَروة…
in Korean 재물, 부…
in Portuguese riquezas…
in Catalan riqueses…
in Japanese 富, 財宝…
in Chinese (Simplified) 财富, 财产, 丰富的矿产…
in Turkish zenginlik, varlık…
in Russian богатство…
in Chinese (Traditional) 財富, 財産, 豐富的礦產…
in Italian ricchezza, ricchezze…
in Polish bogactwa, bogactwo…
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