a. An abundance of valuable material possessions or resources; riches: gave his wealth away to charity.
b. The state of being rich; affluence: a community of great wealth.
2. Goods and resources having value in terms of exchange or use: the agricultural wealth of the region.
3. A great amount; a profusion: a wealth of advice.
[Middle English welthe, from wele, from Old English wela; see wel-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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