Meaning of “wealthy” in the English Dictionary

"wealthy" in British English

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uk /ˈwel.θi/ us /ˈwel.θi/

B2 rich:

He's a very wealthy man.
With their natural resources they are potentially a very wealthy country.

More examples

  • He had some mercenary scheme to marry a wealthy widow.
  • For such a famous, wealthy man, his personal life was surprisingly simple and ordinary.
  • As a wealthy businessman, he couldn't even begin to imagine real poverty.
  • The play tells the story of a fabulously wealthy woman who seeks revenge on her heartless seducer.
  • A lot of wealthy people have their own personal trainer.

wealthynoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈwel.θi/ us /ˈwel.θi/

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

"wealthy" in Business English

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uk /ˈwelθi/ us


a wealthy businessman/country/investor


uk /ˈwelθi/ us
the wealthy [ plural ]

rich people:

The money will come from additional taxes on the wealthy.

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