• WordNet 3.6
    • v enrich make better or improve in quality "The experience enriched her understanding","enriched foods"
    • v enrich make wealthy or richer "the oil boom enriched a lot of local people"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Enrich To make rich with any kind of wealth; to render opulent; to increase the possessions of; as, to enrich the understanding with knowledge. "Seeing, Lord, your great mercy
      Us hath enriched so openly."
    • Enrich To make rich with manure; to fertilize; -- said of the soil; as, to enrich land by irrigation.
    • Enrich To supply with knowledge; to instruct; to store; -- said of the mind.
    • Enrich To supply with ornament; to adorn; as, to enrich a ceiling by frescoes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • enrich To make rich, wealthy, or opulent; supply with abundant property: as, agriculture, commerce, and manufactures enrich a nation.
    • enrich To fertilize; make fertile; supply with nutriment for plants.
    • enrich To supply with an abundance of anything desirable; fill or store: as, to enrich the mind with knowledge, science, or useful observations.
    • enrich To supply with anything splendid or ornamental; adorn: as, to enrich a painting with elegant drapery; to enrich a poem or an oration with striking metaphors or images; to enrich a capital with sculpture.
    • enrich Synonyms To endow.
    • enrich To decorate, ornament, embellish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Enrich en-rich′ to make rich: to fertilise: to adorn: to enhance
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  • Joni Mitchell
    Joni Mitchell
    “There are things to confess that enrich the world, and things that need not be said.”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    “Good counsel rejected returns to enrich the givers bosom.”
  • Russell (Wayne) Baker
    Russell (Wayne) Baker
    “It seems to be a law in American life that whatever enriches us anywhere except in the wallet inevitably becomes uneconomic.”
  • William Ellery Channing
    “To give a generous hope to a man of his own nature, is to enrich him immeasurably.”
  • Emma Goldman
    “Idealists are foolish enough to throw caution to the winds. They have advanced mankind and have enriched the world.”
  • Robert Townsend
    Robert Townsend
    “True leadership must be for the benefit of the followers, not the enrichment of the leaders.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. enrichir,; pref. en-,L. in,) + riche, rich. See Rich


In literature:

Its capacity is unlimited, since it is the same as that of the sea; it is capable of enriching the whole earth.
"Spiritual Torrents" by Jeanne Marie Bouvières de la Mot Guyon
The carver has found a place in architectural design, too, many old houses being enriched with his handiwork.
"Chats on Household Curios" by Fred W. Burgess
In their enrichment these arcades resemble the windows of the central compartment.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ripon" by Cecil Walter Charles Hallett
All these tapestries were enriched with gold of Cyprus, as gold threads were called.
"The Tapestry Book" by Helen Churchill Candee
Each of these terminates in an ogee arch enriched with scrolls and a central shield.
"The Care of Books" by John Willis Clark
Jewellery became complicated in design; enrichment was considered before elegance.
"Rambles of an Archaeologist Among Old Books and in Old Places" by Frederick William Fairholt
They look well, and may be enriched by tooling.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell
The West Australian gold fields present an especially prominent example of this type of superficial enrichment.
"Principles of Mining" by Herbert C. Hoover
Then we are introduced to a new beauty, and enriched to that extent.
"The Sense of Beauty" by George Santayana
The centuries since have been a period of decoration and enrichment.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard

In poetry:

No treasures so enrich the mind;
Nor shall thy word be sold
For loads of silver well refined,
Nor heaps of choicest gold.
"Psalm 119 part 5" by Isaac Watts
Perhaps a plant in yonder grove,
Enrich'd with fragrant power,
May tempt his vagrant eyes to rove
Where blooms the sovereign flower.
"Valentine's Day" by William Shenstone
I could not make you understand,
That solitude or sickness gives
To take in somewhat solemn guise
The blessings that enrich our lives.
"Only A Chromo" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
A year made slow by care and toil
Has paced its weary round,
Since death enrich'd with kindred spoil
The snow-clad, frost-ribb'd ground.
"Verses To The Memory Of A Child" by Thomas Noon Talfourd
Breathe, fragrance! breathe, enrich the air,
Tho' wasted on its wing unknown!
Blow, flow'rets! blow, tho' vainly fair,
Neglected and alone!
"The Ruin And Its Flowers" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Tho' the sun still illumines the sky,
And beauty enriches the scene:
Yet he cannot their beauties descry,
While the tempest is raging within.
"A Summer's Evening's Contemplation" by Elizabeth Bath

In news:

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)Is this the Great Lakes Aquarium 's new human exhibit?Nah, it's Tara Lieberg giving the river otters one of their daily enrichments.
Enrichments are treats a little out of the ordinary like dog hair and frozen whitefish.
KDA was developed by the Architectural Foundation to enrich community awareness of the built environment by encouraging young people to sketch our architectural landmarks.
In a world torn by so much violence and pain, Marvin Hamlisch brought to it through music what was positive, good and enriching.
LONDON — Seeking to enrich the lives of their citizens, British cities and towns once embraced art for art 's sake, scooping up masterworks for display in squares, train stations, schools and museums.
Lucy Liao portrays the president as the Thomas Jefferson Middle School students held a "Zombie Apocalypse" press conference at the school Friday as part of the Explore, Enrich, Research program.
INTERVIEWS Watch Popstrangers' Asteroid -Enriched 'Heaven' Video.
Nov 19, 2012 (Morning Edition) — Does technology enrich our lives.
Nuclear program but the United States and others seeking to rein in its uranium enrichment activities need to be more constructive.
Iran is ready for new talks with global powers on its nuclear program but the United States and others seeking to rein in its uranium enrichment activities need to be more constructive, Tehran's ambassador to Russia said on Monday.
Nuclear program but the United States and others seeking to rein in its uranium enrichment activities must be more constructive.
Iran is poised to double its output of higher-enriched uranium at its fortified underground facility, the UN nuclear agency said Friday - a development that puts Tehran within months of being able to make the core of a nuclear warhead.
Resources Enriching Neighborhoods through Empowerment Works.
The dairy farmer who went bankrupt was one of two smugglers arrested with highly enriched uranium in 2010.
That doesn't seem to bother the kids in the Sherman ISD's Summer Enrichment Program.

In science:

West, “On an enriched collection of stochastic processes,” in Fluctuation Phenomena (E.
On Fractional Diffusion and its Relation with Continuous Time Random Walks
As it follows form Figure 1, the fitting is also good for x > 0.6, i.e. in the region enriched by titanium.
Random field based model of mixed ferroelectrics phase diagram
The SL patterns are also enriched with dynamic constraint patterns and context filling patterns.
From Syntactic Theories to Interpreters: A Specification Language and Its Compilation
Based on stellar population models, this could imply that cluster ellipticals are older and less enriched at a given Mg2 , as might be expected in hierarchical formation scenarios.
A Synthesis of Data from Fundamental Plane and Surface Brightness Fluctuation Surveys
Mg2 , which would be consistent with longer enrichment time-scales.
A Synthesis of Data from Fundamental Plane and Surface Brightness Fluctuation Surveys