wealth

noun
1 money, property, etc.
ADJECTIVE
considerable, enormous, fabulous, great, immense, incredible, tremendous, unimaginable, unprecedented, untold, vast

It is a country of fabulous wealth.

growing, increasing
relative

the relative wealth of the nation

economic, financial, material, mineral, natural

The country's strong economy was built on its mineral wealth.

The region possesses a vast natural wealth, particularly of timber.

oil

the great oil wealth of the region

net

The average family increased its net wealth by 50% between 1989 and 2001.

corporate, national, personal, private
household (esp. AmE)

Rising employment and household wealth are bolstering spending.

family, inherited

a tax on inherited wealth

new-found

She wants to protect their new-found wealth.

instant

the pursuit of instant wealth

new

the kind of capital that generates new wealth

accumulated

the accumulated wealth from his business

total

the total wealth of the global economy

VERB + WEALTH
have, possess
accumulate, achieve, acquire, amass, build, gain, increase
inherit
lose

He lost his wealth through poor investment.

transfer
create, generate, produce
distribute, share, spread

He has no family with whom he can share his wealth.

concentrate
display, flaunt

He's never flaunted his wealth.

enjoy

She enjoys enormous wealth and material pleasures.

PHRASES
a distribution of wealth, a redistribution of wealth

a redistribution of wealth through taxation

2 a wealth of a lot of
ADJECTIVE
enormous, great, immense, incredible, tremendous, whole
VERB + A WEALTH OF
have

Switzerland has an enormous wealth of beautiful old buildings.

offer, provide

The website provides a wealth of information.

bring

He brings a wealth of experience to the cooperative.

contain

This chapter contains a wealth of information in a very concise form.

PREPOSITION
of … wealth

She is a woman of untold wealth.


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