Meaning of “wealth” in the English Dictionary

"wealth" in British English

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uk /welθ/ us /welθ/

wealth noun (MONEY)

B2 [ U ] a large amount of money or valuable possessions that someone has:

During a successful business career, she accumulated a great amount of wealth.

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  • Appalling poverty and great wealth coexist in the city.
  • Their policies are all towards the creation of wealth.
  • Some of his colleagues envy the enormous wealth that he has amassed.
  • For a man of his wealth he's not exactly generous.
  • As people accumulate more wealth, they tend to spend a greater proportion of their incomes.

(Definition of “wealth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wealth" in American English

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wealthnoun [ U ]

us /welθ/

wealth noun [ U ] (MONEY)

a large amount of money and other valuable possessions:

His wealth is so great that money doesn’t mean much to him.

wealth noun [ U ] (LARGE AMOUNT)

a large amount:

Jim has a wealth of teaching experience.
adjective us /ˈwel·θi/

Natural resources and a well-trained workforce make a country wealthy.

(Definition of “wealth” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"wealth" in Business English

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uk /welθ/ us

[ U ] a large amount of money, property, or valuable possessions that a person or a country owns:

create/build/generate wealth Leaders in business must create wealth and jobs.
accrue/accumulate wealth Households accumulate wealth by spending less than they earn.
household/personal/private wealth His personal wealth is estimated at $7 billion.
oil/mineral/gas wealth Despite the country's oil wealth, most of its citizens live in poverty.

[ S ] a large amount of something good:

a wealth of data/detail/information The website gives a wealth of data on a company's stock.
He brings a wealth of industry experience to his new position.

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(Definition of “wealth” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)