(noun, adjective, verb)


1. possessing material wealth

- her father is extremely rich

- many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles

Similar word(s): abundant, privileged, affluent, flush, loaded, moneyed, substantial, wealthy, comfortable, easy, prosperous

2. having an abundant supply of desirable qualities or substances (especially natural resources)

- blessed with a land rich in minerals

- rich in ideas

- rich with cultural interest

3. of great worth or quality

- a rich collection of antiques

Similar word(s): valuable

4. marked by great fruitfulness

- rich soil

Similar word(s): fruitful, fat, fertile, productive

5. strong; intense

- a rich red

Similar word(s): colorful, colourful, deep

6. very productive

- rich seams of coal

Similar word(s): productive

7. high in mineral content; having a high proportion of fuel to air

- a rich vein of copper

- a rich gas mixture

8. suggestive of or characterized by great expense

- a rich display

Similar word(s): deluxe, gilded, grand, lush, luxurious, opulent, princely, sumptuous, lavish, lucullan, plush, plushy

9. containing plenty of fat, or eggs, or sugar

- rich desserts

- they kept gorging on rich foods

Similar word(s): unwholesome

10. marked by richness and fullness of flavor

- a rich ruby port

Similar word(s): tasty, racy, robust

11. pleasantly full and mellow

- a rich tenor voice

Similar word(s): full

12. affording an abundant supply

- a rich supply

Similar word(s): abundant, ample, copious, plenteous, plentiful

Sentences with rich as an adjective:

- a rich dish; rich cream or soup; rich pastry

- a rich treasury; a rich entertainment; a rich crop

- rich soil or land; a rich mine

- a rich dress; rich silk or fur; rich presents

- a rich red colour


1. people who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group)

- only the very rich benefit from this legislation

Definition categories: group, people


1. (obsolete) To enrich.