rich [ rıtʃ ] adjective ***
▸ 1 having a lot of money
▸ 2 having a lot of something
▸ 3 about food
▸ 4 good for growing plants
▸ 5 interesting/varied
▸ 6 expensive/high quality
▸ 7 strong and attractive
▸ 8 valuable
▸ 9 containing too much fuel
1. ) owning a lot of money, property, or valuable possessions:
His invention has made him a rich man.
one of the world's richest countries
A lot of people thought they could get rich by investing in Internet companies.
filthy/stinking rich (=an insulting or humorous way of referring to someone who is very rich): It's an exclusive club for stinking rich businesspeople.
a ) the rich people who have a great deal of money, property, or valuable possessions:
a tax-cutting program that will only benefit the rich
(the) rich and (the) poor: the increasing gap between the rich and the poor
the rich and famous: a glamorous life in the company of the rich and famous
─ opposite POOR
2. ) containing a large quantity of something:
rich iron deposits
rich in: an area rich in natural resources
a diet rich in protein
a speech rich in irony
3. ) containing a lot of things such as butter, eggs, or cream that make your stomach feel full very quickly:
a rich chocolate dessert
a rich fruit cake
4. ) containing a number of substances that are good for growing plants:
rich agricultural land
─ opposite POOR
5. ) interesting, with a lot of different qualities, experiences, or events:
a town with a rich cultural heritage
6. ) beautiful, expensive, and of very high quality:
rich silks and brocades
7. ) a rich color, sound, or smell is strong in a pleasant way:
a rich deep green
a rich baritone voice
the rich odor of spiced meats
8. ) worth a great deal of money:
the tournament with golf's richest first prize
9. ) used for describing the mixture of fuel and air in an engine when there is too much fuel
that's rich
used for saying that a criticism that someone makes is unreasonable because they themselves can be criticized for the same thing:
You're insulted? That's rich, after what you said to me!
╾ rich|ness noun uncount

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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