1. wealthy

adjective. ['ˈwɛlθi'] having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value.


  • loaded
  • moneyed
  • affluent
  • rich


  • ill health
  • uneven
  • sober
  • empty


  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wealth (English)
  • welth (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Wealthy

  • unhealthy
  • stealthy
  • healthy

Example sentences of the word wealthy

1. Adjective
For this reason, only the wealthy wrote and sent messages on paper, and no one used envelopes.

2. Noun, singular or mass
In ancient China, silk bedding was a status symbol and only available to the wealthy.

Quotes containing the word wealthy

1. Money is not a motivating factor. Money doesn't thrill me or make me play better because there are benefits to being wealthy. I'm just happy with a ball at my feet. My motivation comes from playing the game I love. If I wasn't paid to be a professional footballer I would willingly play for nothing.
- Lionel Messi

2. The biggest start-up successes - from Henry Ford to Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg - were pioneered by people from solidly middle-class backgrounds. These founders were not wealthy when they began. They were hungry for success, but knew they had a solid support system to fall back on if they failed.
- Eric Ries

3. Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin