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noun. ['ˈwɛlˌfɛr'] governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need.
Rhymes with Welfare
Sentences with welfare
1. Noun, singular or mass
Social workers specializing in foster care often work under the umbrella of child welfare.
Quotes about welfare
1. We should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.
- Ronald Reagan
2. When someone died in the wilderness of frontier America, that person's physical remains were buried and the handcarts continued west, but the mourning survivors had hope for their loved one's eternal soul. However, when someone dies spiritually in the wilderness of sin, hope may be replaced by dread and fear for the loved one's eternal welfare.
- James E. Faust
3. Contrary to what you may assume, I am not a pessimist but an indifferentist- that is, I don't make the mistake of thinking that the... cosmos... gives a damn one way or the other about the especial wants and ultimate welfare of mosquitoes, rats, lice, dogs, men, horses, pterodactyls, trees, fungi, dodos, or other forms of biological energy.
- H.P. Lovecraft
adjective. of or relating to a welfare state.
noun. ['ˈwɛlˌfɛr'] something that aids or promotes well-being.
noun. ['ˈwɛlˌfɛr'] a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous.