• WordNet 3.6
    • adj affluent having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value "an affluent banker","a speculator flush with cash","not merely rich but loaded","moneyed aristocrats","wealthy corporations"
    • n affluent a branch that flows into the main stream
    • n affluent an affluent person; a person who is financially well off "the so-called emerging affluents"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Affluent A stream or river flowing into a larger river or into a lake; a tributary stream.
    • Affluent Abundant; copious; plenteous; hence, wealthy; abounding in goods or riches. "Language . . . affluent in expression.""Loaded and blest with all the affluent store,
      Which human vows at smoking shrines implore."
    • Affluent Flowing to; flowing abundantly. "Affluent blood."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • affluent Flowing to: as, “affluent blood,” Harvey, Consumption.
    • affluent Abundant; copious; abounding in anything, as attributes, attainments, or possessions; hence, specifically, abounding in means; rich: as, a man of affluent intellect; an affluent man or community; affluent circumstances.
    • n affluent A tributary stream; a stream or river flowing into another, or into a lake, bay, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Affluent af′flōō-ent abounding: wealthy (with in)
    • n Affluent a stream flowing into a river or lake
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  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    “Unfortunately, our affluent society has also been an effluent society.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. affluent, L. affluens, -entis, p. pr. See Affluence


In literature:

The roofs with their glazed blue tiles looked affluently comfortable.
"Mary" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
He wasn't affluent none.
"Bransford of Rainbow Range" by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
Men in her father's position are seldom affluent.
"Tony Butler" by Charles James Lever
Most of the larger affluents of the Barito are also navigable throughout the greater part of their courses.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
His father, when he died, left him an affluent fortune, and a shop of excellent trade.
"Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry" by William Butler Yeats
He knew most of the Drummonds' friends, and yet never before had he heard of an affluent motor-driving Mr Taylor among them.
"The Spy in Black" by J. Storer Clouston
In 1851 he went north again, and came upon numerous rivers flowing north, affluents of the Zambezi.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
It is watered by the Sitter and by several smaller affluents of the Rhine.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
The land is largely composed of the pantanals, the flat, wide-stretching marshes through which the Paraguay and its affluents wind.
"A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open" by Theodore Roosevelt
Its principal affluents are the Adler, Iser and Eger, and, most important of all, the Moldau.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
Our city becomes daily more industrious and affluent.
"The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman" by Eugène Sue
At his death, he said, I should be free and affluent; nay, would then have given me liberty, but that he feared to lose me.
"The Mysterious Wanderer; Vol. II" by Sophia Reeve
The most important affluents of the Mahanadi are the Seonath and Hasdu.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
The largest of these are the Blue Nile and the Takazzie, an affluent of the Nile.
"The World and Its People: Book VII" by Anna B. Badlam
Those living on the right bank of the Pulangui River and along some of its affluents form the third group.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898" by Various
His father was in affluent circumstances, and the family one of distinction.
"Presidential Candidates:" by D. W. Bartlett
If an affluent family ever bears sway in a democracy, it is not for a long time.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 8 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Their own Bantu tongue is widespread and spoken with slight dialectic differences as far as the Nana affluents.
"Man, Past and Present" by Agustus Henry Keane
He was an affluent sort of country squire.
"The Way of the Strong" by Ridgwell Cullum
With three hundred he can live comfortably; better with five hundred; but a thousand would render him affluent.
"Odd People" by Mayne Reid

In poetry:

Well I remember it in all its prime,
When in the summer-time
The affluent foliage of its branches made
A cavern of cool shade.
"Ultima Thule: From My Arm-Chair" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Lo, soul, the retrospect, brought forward;
The old, most populous, wealthiest of Earth's lands,
The streams of the Indus and the Ganges, and their many
"Passage To India" by Walt Whitman

In news:

They rarely mention that affluent Americans soon will be hit with new taxes adopted under the 2010 health-care law.
Wealthy shoppers are bolstering the recovery—and masking the reluctance of many less affluent Americans to join in.
The 2009 championships will be held June 22-July 5 in this affluent suburb of London.
Thousands still without basic utilities as more affluent neighbors recover.
Holiday Inn's Parent Adds Brand Aimed at Affluent Travelers.
The second winner of the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot was identified Monday as Matthew Good, a married man who moved to an affluent Phoenix suburb last year from Pennsylvania.
PHOENIX – The second winner of the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot was identified Monday as Matthew Good, a married man who moved to an affluent Phoenix suburb last year from Pennsylvania.
Rep Xavier Becerra, a Californa Democrat, said he calls Latinos the "aspiring class" because Latinos are younger than the average American, less affluent, heavily first time home buyers and often the first to attend or graduate college.
The second winner of the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot is a 37-year-old electronics industry professional who grew up in a modest home in Pennsylvania and moved to an affluent Phoenix suburb last year before striking it rich in the lotto .
The drug war in Mexico has hit affluent, formerly stable cities that were once protected from the violence.
An interesting story from last winter: An email friend who lives in an affluent suburb far from Washington, a staunch Republican, was watching one of the Republican debates with his wife, a staunch Democrat.
The violent deaths of "Sons of Anarchy" actor Johnny Lewis and an elderly woman in an affluent Hollywood neighborhood Wednesday is a murder mystery for Los Angeles police.
CNN reports that a couple who wanted a "moderately affluent lifestyle" in New York needed an income of $166,777–the highest in the country.
Overture magazine features articles, interviews, program notes, and behind the scenes perspectives on the Baltimore Sympony Orchestra to engage an affluent and educated audience.
Pampered Pets — Affluent Pet Owners.

In science:

While noting that costs are falling, and generally positive about the technology for affluent areas that are proximate to oceans, one study argues that "Desalinated water may be a solution for some waterstress regions, but not for places that are poor, deep in the interior of a continent, or at high elevation.
Extraction of Freshwater and Energy from Atmosphere