• WordNet 3.6
    • n richness splendid or imposing in size or appearance "the grandness of the architecture","impressed by the richness of the flora"
    • n richness a strong deep vividness of hue "the fire-light gave a richness of coloring to that side of the room"
    • n richness the property of a sensation that is rich and pleasing "the music had a fullness that echoed through the hall","the cheap wine had no body, no mellowness","he was well aware of the richness of his own appearance"
    • n richness the property of being extremely abundant "the profusion of detail","the idiomatic richness of English"
    • n richness the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth "he praised the richness of the soil","weeds lovely in their rankness"
    • n richness the quality of having high intrinsic value "the richness of the mines and pastureland","the cut of her clothes and the richness of the fabric were distinctive"
    • n richness abundant wealth "they studied forerunners of richness or poverty","the richness all around unsettled him for he had expected to find poverty"
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The Luxuries Of The Rich The Luxuries Of The Rich

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1516, Friar Tomas sailed to the Caribbean bringing banana roots with him; and planted bananas in the rich, fertile soil of the tropics, thus beginning the banana's future in American life.
    • n Richness The quality or state of being rich (in any sense of the adjective).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The "London Bridge" is now in Arizona in the U.S.A. This fat cat(rich guy) bought it for only $2.46 million dollars.
    • n richness The state or quality of being rich.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: To bulk up, rikishi eat huge portions of protein-rich stews called chankonabe, packed with fish or meat and vegetables, plus vast quantities of less healthful foods, including fast food. They often force themselves to eat when they are full, and they have a nap after lunch, thus acquiring flab on top of their strong muscles, which helps to keep their center of gravity low.
    • n Richness wealth: abundance: fruitfulness: value: costliness: abundance of imagery
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.”
  • Peter De Vries
    “The rich aren't like us; they pay less taxes.”
  • Thomas Fuller
    “He is rich that is satisfied.”
  • Sara Teasdale
    Sara Teasdale
    “I have no riches but my thoughts. Yet these are wealth enough for me.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “With virtue you can't be entirely poor; without virtue you can't really be rich.”
  • Josh Billings
    “It ain't so much trouble to get rich as it is to tell when we have got rich.”


From rags to riches - Someone who starts life very poor and makes a fortune goes from rags to riches.
Rags to riches - Someone who starts life very poor and becomes rich goes from rags to riches.
Rich as Croesus - Someone who is as rich as Croesus is very wealthy indeed.
Rich man's family - A rich man's family consists of one son and one daughter.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ríce, rich; Ger. reich, Dut. rijk, Goth. reiks.


In literature:

It was these personal graces that made him both rich and great.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
The state, and especially the capital, had grown rich through Wen Ti's policy.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
She had struck roots deep down into the rich and rewarding soil of the humanities.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
On the other hand, it shows that Minnesota is a rich state.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
The London City Companies are rich in their possessions of valuable plate.
"Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages" by Julia De Wolf Addison
Tell her my rich uncle has sent his solicitor to interview us, and that I am going to dine with him.
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
He's all in all to Mr. Rich when Rich condescends to let the fiddles and the flutes give the audience a little music.
"Madame Flirt" by Charles E. Pearce
The seed committed to the soil does not produce rich harvests in a day.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
Of course his family was not rich by comparison with the riches of French or English nobles.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
I find it likes a rich deep soil.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood

In poetry:

And every day by Thy kind hand
Rich blessings are bestowed;
Oh, how can I before Thee stand,
Or rest in Thine abode
""Ashamed But Not Afraid"" by Joseph Horatio Chant
Alone I lie, whose like
By love was never yet;
Nor rich, nor poore, nor younge, nor old,
Nor fond, nor full of witt.
"A Fancy" by Edward Dyer
How Jesus was by Mary's hands
In the rough manger laid,
And by rich Kings from far—off lands
Was pious homage paid:
"At San Giovanni Del Lago" by Alfred Austin
"Why weep ye so, ye burgess-wives,
Why look ye so on me?
O, I am going to Edinburgh town,
A rich wedding for to see!"
"The Queen's Marie" by Andrew Lang
Low hills, rich fields, calm rivers,
In Essex seek them all,--
Essex, where I that found them
Found to lose them all!
"Essex" by Arthur Shearly Cripps
Then sow good seed, brave teacher,
And deeply plant with care,
That both here and hereafter
Rich harvest it may bear.
"Needs And Powers" by Jared Barhite

In news:

An interview with Raka Dun and Raka Rich.
Rich selection of prebuilt applications.
Grammy winning recording artist Angelique Kidjo pays tribute to her West African homeland and the richness and beauty of its culture in the concert special, ANGELIQUE KIDJO AND FRIENDS: SPIRIT RISING.
Residents love its sense of community, rich history.
Redmond company sells supplement-rich wafers for horses, dogs.
The Dubai Film Festival has assembled a rich roster of docus about the post Arab Spring world, which will unspool in its competitive Muhr Arab Documentaries section.
Websites that already include microformats or RDFa supported by rich snippets will still appear with rich snippets on Google.
Rich Bickle (right) talks with his dad, also named Rich, earlier this year at the Dells Motor Speedway.
"50 Super Epic TV Moments" (E 10 p.m.) Are we talking when man walked on the moon epic, when Joanie married Chachi epic or that time some rich housewife slapped some other rich housewife on some reality show epic.
Politics on the national level has become the sport of the rich and super-rich.
Taxing rich a drop in the bucket trillion, liabilities, americans, year, rich, congress, debt, percent, washington, tax.
Through my life I've heard, "if I were your mother" "if I were rich" "If I were president " So, tell me not if you were my mother or if you were rich, but if you were president , what would you do.
The contributions African-Americans made to Roanoke's rich railroad history are equally as rich.
As cooking fats go, the ones from poultry have both a rich tradition and a rich taste.
The Dominican Republic is a rich tapestry of colors, geography, cultural influences, even climate – all enhanced by a rich history.

In science:

One can expect that for loosely bound neutron rich (or proton rich) nuclei this effect will become even more important.
Reaction models to probe the structure of light exotic nuclei
Q-value for neutron transfer (for neutron rich) or proton transfer (for proton rich) can become positive, which if well matched can also produce strong coupling.
Reaction models to probe the structure of light exotic nuclei
Further constraints on the nucleosynthesis of Mn are introduced by examining the Mn abundances in the more metal-rich Sgr dSph and MW bulge stars (McWilliam, Rich, & Smecker-Hane 2003).
Detailed Composition of Starts in Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies
Rich Clusters of Galaxies and their Cosmological Setting Rich clusters of galaxies, characterized optically as concentrations of hundreds (or even thousands) of galaxies within a region spanning several Mpc, are among the brightest sources of X-rays in the sky, with luminosities of up to several 1045 erg s-1 .
Chemical Composition of the Intracluster Medium
We observed most red giants from their sample, and supplemented this set with super-metal rich stars from the Baade’s Window region from McWilliam & Rich (1994) to expand their metallicity range.
A Medium-Resolution Near-Infrared Spectral Library of Late Type Stars: I