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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
rich
adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a diet high/rich in sth (=which contains a lot of something)
▪ In the West many people eat a diet high in fat and salt.
a good/excellent/rich source (=a source that provides a lot of something)
▪ Milk is a good source of calcium.
a rich colour (=strong and beautiful or expensive-looking)
▪ I love the rich colours in oriental rugs.
a rich variety
▪ A rich variety of plants grow here.
a rich vein of
▪ In voicing our fear of old age, Rivers has discovered a rich vein of comedy.
a rich/wealthy nation
▪ Most tourists come from the wealthy nations of the world.
be rich in resources
▪ Swaziland is rich in natural resources.
die a hero/rich man etc
▪ He died a hero on the battlefield.
fertile/rich (=good for growing crops)
▪ The land near the river is very fertile.
good/rich/fertile (=good for growing plants)
▪ The fertile soil produces delicious wines.
life’s rich tapestry
▪ This was all new to her – part of life’s rich tapestry.
new rich
rich brown
▪ a rich brown colour
rich history (=an interesting and important history)
▪ Greece has a very rich history.
rich in minerals
▪ The area is very rich in minerals.
rich pickings (=a lot of money)
▪ There were rich pickings to be had from the stock market.
rich rewards (=great rewards)
▪ Top athletes can expect rich rewards if they win.
rich (=strong and pleasant)
▪ The brown sugar makes the flavour especially rich.
the rich and famous
▪ a nightclub used by the rich and famous
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
as
▪ Was our friend Sir Vivien as rich as he pretended?
▪ We are all lumped together and stereotyped as rich.
▪ However these products tend not to be as rich in calcium as dairy products and red fish.
▪ The harmony is in fact remarkably smooth throughout the piece, and is as rich and vital as one could wish.
▪ I don't find the whole situation as rich in humour as he does.
▪ And if pain is wealth, then all of us, apart from Liverpool fans, are as rich as Croesus.
▪ This sibling confection is steamed, not baked, nutty and almost as rich.
▪ A day-dream is as rich a gift as any.
so
▪ Did e'er such love and sorrow meet Or thorns compose so rich a crown?
▪ Computer-related stocks that once made everyone feel so rich have been falling since September.
▪ Vela is crossed by the Milky Way, though it is not so rich as Carina.
▪ This is a shame in a book so rich in ideas and so virtuoso in its handling of specialist terminology.
▪ And they are so rich, I couldn't finish both of mine and had to take one home.
▪ We are witnessing the birth of a civilization which nurtures ideas and creativity precisely because it is so rich in diversity.
▪ But they would not be so rich if they were not adept at minimising tax and maximising profits.
too
▪ Try not to adulterate such healthy basics with too rich a dressing.
▪ You can never be too rich, too talented or have too many rooms in Las Vegas.
▪ In the liberal view, the historical process is altogether too rich and complex to be reduced to class struggle.
▪ According to the Duchess of Windsor, one can never be too rich or too thin.
▪ Tastes almost too rich with the spices and brandy.
▪ The saying, is you can never be too rich or too thin.
▪ I use grapeseed oil for mayonnaise, finding that olive oil gives too rich a flavour.
▪ His partner was just too rich.
very
▪ He was earning well and might have become a very rich lawyer.
▪ Malbis Castle has a very rich history.
▪ The problem is that too many very rich people and companies do not pay their fair share of tax.
▪ He was by this point a very rich financier; he was elected alderman in 1649 and sheriff in 1651 and 1652.
▪ And perhaps like any very rich person turned to research, she decided to buy the papers.
▪ But a number of individuals, often close to the seat of government, became very rich.
▪ Starting with nothing, he has become very, very rich and very, very famous, and very, very powerful.
■ NOUN
country
▪ The world's richest countries also showed a slowdown.
▪ Labor-intensive prod-ucts were made in poor countries; capital-intensive products were made in rich countries.
▪ In the 1970s, when declining profitability caused plant closures in the industrialized North, they constituted cheap labour for richer countries.
▪ I felt angry that this kind of suffering could go on right here in the richest country in the world.
▪ The arguments are moral: the rich countries owe a debt for the ravaged resources of the Third World.
▪ Capital-intensive products are not automatically made in rich countries.
▪ They are demanding that richer countries cut back their carbon emissions to compensate.
▪ It was always about advancing the economic interests of the rich living in the rich countries.
man
▪ He had received a special trading privilege from Rudolf in 1592 and became the richest man in Prague.
▪ In her tenement there lived a rich man.
▪ Ah, yes: this was what it felt like to be a rich man.
▪ He is now an extraordinarily rich man with a private fortune estimated at £4 billion, largely derived from oil smuggling.
▪ Narcissus was the richest man of his day.
▪ His material fortunes always seemed to be less stable than those of most rich men.
▪ The rich man and his family refused, of course, and beat the father.
nation
▪ They symbolized all the money that was around, the flamboyance expected of the richest nation on earth.
▪ Around the globe, the richer nations have made easing the overcrowding of third world cities a top aid priority.
▪ The education target is in even more danger unless richer nations act. / Happy as Lowry?
▪ In 1993, for every dollar given in aid rich nations took back three in debt repayments.
▪ The Soviet Union has the potential to be one of the richest nations on earth.
▪ While poor countries have liberalised their markets, rich nations have remained protectionist, especially in areas such as textiles and agriculture.
▪ Encouragement and funding by richer nations could establish more national parks, essential for preserving the many different kinds of forest.
people
▪ It does not matter much whether the government taxes the incomes of rich people or taxes the goods that rich people buy.
▪ Over the next two years, Congress learned that rich people do not have to buy yachts; their demand is elastic.
▪ A large project like the power station will not benefit these people, but richer people can afford the appliances and electricity.
▪ As he rose in the county bureaucracy, rich people brought him gifts to stay on his good side.
▪ During the plague, the rich people and most of the ministers who had remained in the established church fled from London.
▪ The problem is that too many very rich people and companies do not pay their fair share of tax.
▪ Except for a very few rich people, they are all financially much less well off than they were.
▪ Poor people go to work; rich people go to college.
pickings
▪ Or life may be regarded as a battlefield fit for conquerors, with rich pickings for the strong.
▪ So - if only they can overcome the obvious difficulties, inter-tidal creatures find rich pickings.
▪ Newley occasionally went there with clients from whom he expected rich pickings.
▪ It would have yielded particularly rich pickings.
▪ A satirist, you feel, would find rich pickings under such circumstances, and indeed Wang Shuo does just that.
source
▪ Allan's experience as a primary school teacher is another rich source of ideas.
▪ From these rich sources Earley reconstructs the pursuit.
▪ Leaves are a rich source of vitamin C and the vitamin is particularly concentrated within chloroplasts, the organelles of photosynthesis.
▪ Potatoes are a rich source of fat-free complex carbohydrates.
▪ This documentation is itself a rich source of material for evaluation.
▪ I had never realized before what a rich source of endorsement and approval mere weight loss could be.
▪ Tea is a rich source of antioxidants and may form part of a healthy diet.
▪ Frequently overlooked is the rich source of data already available in office files.
variety
▪ Changes in the component values, the particular diode, and the source frequency can give a rich variety of observations.
▪ This rich variety should be preserved, not destroyed, by the gospel.
▪ It is a day to celebrate the rich variety of people within our parish rather than create unnecessary divisions.
▪ The Mawddach Estuary has a rich variety of wetland and woodland habitats attracting a wide range of different species.
▪ A rich variety of plants was found in Central Region ponds, including 68 types of aquatic and 35 wetland plants.
▪ There are several footpaths around the village, which during the summer months provide a rich variety of flora and fauna.
▪ The rich variety of geographical environments provides a background to the diversity of ways of life and traditions of the Yugoslav peoples.
▪ In no area is there a greater need for a rich variety of creative ideas.
vein
▪ A rich vein of disagreement indeed, offered for eager exploitation by opponents!
▪ In the United States, what we now recognise as social psychology has always been a rich vein of thought.
▪ Some areas may provide a rich vein of local history which is also well related to a supplementary unit.
world
▪ It will be both a richer world and a less expensive one.
▪ See all the goods the rich world holds.
▪ The lesson to chess players is more clear-cut: chess turns out to be a much richer world than they thought.
▪ Change is coming to the rich world, too.
▪ The rich world keeps the South wedded to commodity production by putting up tariff barriers to manufactured goods.
▪ And acid rain is killing the fish in lakes across the rich world.
▪ Nor did the inspirational examples in these early years all come from the rich world.
▪ As Mark Goodwin shows in the next chapter, they are able to uncover and explore a rich world of local politics.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a (rich) seam of sth
▪ Along the line of her brow lay a seam of piercing pain.
▪ He shall make half a seam of malt for one work and the lord shall provide firewood.
▪ This produced a rich seam of tips, much of it from the artists at the Theatre Royal during rehearsals.
fabulously rich/expensive/successful etc
▪ And she must have been fabulously rich to live in a house like this.
filthy rich
▪ Everyone assumed the members at the golf club were filthy rich.
stinking rich
strike it rich
▪ They're hoping to strike it rich in Las Vegas.
▪ A camp that strikes it rich in the middle of a depression speaks as urgently to the well-trained as to the untrained.
▪ And they could strike it rich!
▪ Efficient-market believers could strike it rich if they could persuade people to give up.
▪ For a time he really thought he was going to strike it rich.
▪ Like 49ers infected with gold fever, big communications companies are rushing to the Internet with dreams of striking it rich.
▪ Small companies strike it rich by going public on the stock exchange.
▪ Wang told his people that hundreds of them would strike it rich if they followed his marketing techniques.
the idle rich
▪ He said it was a playground for the idle rich and ought to be used to grow crops for the proletariat.
▪ The world divided into the idle rich and the labouring poor.
the new rich
too clever/rich/good etc by half
▪ The arithmetic can not be faulted - and may well be judged too clever by half.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
Rich golds and elegant silvers are the colors for this season.
▪ a rich chocolate cake
▪ Carnations require sun, rich soil, and even watering.
▪ Esmeralda was the rich and beautiful daughter of Count Calafato.
▪ Every year "Fortune" magazine publishes a list of the 100 richest people in America.
▪ Gates is one of the world's richest men.
▪ He sang in a deep, rich baritone.
▪ He spoke in a strong, rich voice.
▪ Her new boyfriend is very good-looking and very rich.
▪ His guitar produces a warm, rich sound.
▪ I admired the warm, rich colors of her Persian rugs.
▪ Potato plants are easy to grow and do not require rich soil.
▪ She had a wonderful deep, rich singing voice.
▪ Spinach is rich in iron and very good for you.
▪ The horse had a rich chestnut coat.
▪ The hot sun drew a rich scent from the honeysuckle vines.
▪ The land in this area is rich in minerals and ideal for growing crops.
▪ The lead actor's rich voice claimed the attention of the audience.
▪ The meat was browned to perfection and topped with a rich sauce.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ And the sporty model, with its bigger tires, felt better in highway twists and turns than its richer sibling.
▪ Envy of the rich could no longer masquerade as love of the poor.
▪ Her ambition was to marry a rich man.
▪ It is not the very poor and it is not the very rich.
▪ Palaces and rich houses all over town are echoing emptily now.
▪ Prudence was rich, it began.
▪ The richer empirical studies, however, have indicated that there are different dimensions of political participation.
▪ Why go further, especially if it will benefit only the rich at the expense of everyone else?
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Rich

Rich \Rich\, (r[i^]ch), a. [Compar. Richer; superl. Richest.] [OE. riche, AS. r[=i]ce rich, powerful; akin to OS. r[=i]ki, D. rijk, G. reich, OHG. r[=i]hhi, Icel. r[=i]kr, Sw. rik, Dan. rig, Goth. reiks; from a word meaning, ruler, king, probably borrowed from Celtic, and akin to L. rex, regis, king, regere to guide, rule. [root]283. See Right, and cf. Derrick, Enrich, Rajah, Riches, Royal.]

  1. Having an abundance of material possessions; possessed of a large amount of property; well supplied with land, goods, or money; wealthy; opulent; affluent; -- opposed to poor. ``Rich merchants.''
    --Chaucer.

    The rich [person] hath many friends.
    --Prov. xiv. 20.

    As a thief, bent to unhoard the cash Of some rich burgher.
    --Milton.

  2. Hence, in general, well supplied; abounding; abundant; copious; bountiful; as, a rich treasury; a rich entertainment; a rich crop.

    If life be short, it shall be glorious; Each minute shall be rich in some great action.
    --Rowe.

    The gorgeous East with richest hand Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold.
    --Milton.

  3. Yielding large returns; productive or fertile; fruitful; as, rich soil or land; a rich mine.

  4. Composed of valuable or costly materials or ingredients; procured at great outlay; highly valued; precious; sumptuous; costly; as, a rich dress; rich silk or fur; rich presents.

    Like to rich and various gems.
    --Milton.

  5. Abounding in agreeable or nutritive qualities; -- especially applied to articles of food or drink which are high-seasoned or abound in oleaginous ingredients, or are sweet, luscious, and high-flavored; as, a rich dish; rich cream or soup; rich pastry; rich wine or fruit.

    Sauces and rich spices are fetched from India.
    --Baker.

  6. Not faint or delicate; vivid; as, a rich color.

  7. Full of sweet and harmonius sounds; as, a rich voice; rich music.

  8. Abounding in beauty; gorgeous; as, a rich landscape; rich scenery.

  9. Abounding in humor; exciting amusement; entertaining; as, the scene was a rich one; a rich incident or character. [Colloq.]
    --Thackeray.

    Note: Rich is sometimes used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, rich-fleeced, rich-jeweled, rich-laden, rich-stained.

    Syn: Wealthy; affluent; opulent; ample; copious; abundant; plentiful; fruitful; costly; sumptuous; precious; generous; luscious.

Rich

Rich \Rich\, v. t. To enrich. [Obs.]
--Gower.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
rich

Old English rice "strong, powerful; great, mighty; of high rank," in later Old English "wealthy," from Proto-Germanic *rikijaz (cognates: Old Norse rikr, Swedish rik, Danish rig, Old Frisian rike "wealthy, mighty," Dutch rijk, Old High German rihhi "ruler, powerful, rich," German reich "rich," Gothic reiks "ruler, powerful, rich"), borrowed from a Celtic source akin to Gaulish *rix, Old Irish ri (genitive rig) "king," from PIE root *reg- "move in a straight line," hence, "direct, rule" (see rex).\n

\nThe form of the word was influenced in Middle English by Old French riche "wealthy, magnificent, sumptuous," which is, with Spanish rico, Italian ricco, from Frankish *riki "powerful," or some other cognate Germanic source.\n

\nOld English also had a noun, rice "rule, reign, power, might; authority; empire." The evolution of the word reflects a connection between wealth and power in the ancient world. Of food and colors, from early 14c.; of sounds, from 1590s. Sense of "entertaining, amusing" is recorded from 1760. The noun meaning "the wealthy" was in Old English.

Wiktionary
rich
  1. wealthy: having a lot of money and possessions. v

  2. (context obsolete English) To enrich.

WordNet
rich
  1. adj. possessing material wealth; "her father is extremely rich"; "many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles" [ant: poor]

  2. having an abundant supply of desirable qualities or substances (especially natural resources); "blessed with a land rich in minerals"; "rich in ideas"; "rich with cultural interest" [ant: poor]

  3. of great worth or quality; "a rich collection of antiques"

  4. marked by great fruitfulness; "fertile farmland"; "a fat land"; "a productive vineyard"; "rich soil" [syn: fat, fertile, productive]

  5. strong; intense; "deep purple"; "a rich red" [syn: deep]

  6. very productive; "rich seams of coal"

  7. high in mineral content; having a a high proportion of fuel to air; "a rich vein of copper", "a rich gas mixture" [ant: lean]

  8. suggestive of or characterized by great expense; "a rich display" [ant: poor]

  9. marked by richness and fullness of flavor; "a rich ruby port"; "full-bodied wines"; "a robust claret"; "the robust flavor of fresh-brewed coffee" [syn: full-bodied, robust]

  10. highly seasoned or containing large amounts of choice ingredients such as butter or sugar or eggs; "kept gorging on rich foods"; "rich pastries"; "rich eggnogg"

  11. pleasantly full and mellow; "a rich tenor voice"

  12. affording an abundant supply; "had ample food for the party"; "copious provisions"; "food is plentiful"; "a plenteous grape harvest"; "a rich supply" [syn: ample, copious, plenteous, plentiful]

Gazetteer
Rich -- U.S. County in Utah
Population (2000): 1961
Housing Units (2000): 2408
Land area (2000): 1028.534533 sq. miles (2663.892098 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 57.759876 sq. miles (149.597387 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1086.294409 sq. miles (2813.489485 sq. km)
Located within: Utah (UT), FIPS 49
Location: 41.667569 N, 111.269717 W
Headwords:
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Rich, UT
Rich County
Rich County, UT
Wikipedia
Rich

Rich may refer:

  • Wealth or abundance (economics)
Rich (surname)

Rich is a surname. Many people with this surname originally had the surname " Reich" yet dropped the 'e' to change it to "Rich".

Notable people with this name include:

Rich (Skins series 5)

Rich is the second episode of the fifth series of the British teen drama Skins. It first aired on E4 in the UK on 3 February 2011. The episode focuses on the character Rich Hardbeck ( Alex Arnold) as he attempts to find a girlfriend, with the help of his friend Grace Blood ( Jessica Sula).

Rich (Skins series 6)

"Rich" is the second episode of the sixth series of the British teen drama Skins. It premiered on E4 in the UK on 30 January 2012. The episode is told from the point of view of character Rich Hardbeck.

Professor David Blood has banned Rich from visiting Grace in hospital and Rich is suffering. Alo tries to keep him out of trouble with a band practice, but Rich is committed to his love and he stands outside the hospital waiting for Grace's call. Eventually the call comes and Rich finds a way past security and breaks into Grace's room. The lovers are reunited, but they have a problem as Blood is moving Grace to another hospital in Zurich. Rich goes to Grace's house to appeal to Professor Blood, but finds they've already gone. Rich moves into the house, sleeping in Grace's room until Alo tracks him down and pledges to help his best mate, but Alo has other things on his mind and cracks begin to develop in the boys' friendship. It falls to Liv to bring the fractured group back together again.

Rich (given name)

Rich is a masculine given name, often short for Richard. People with the name include:

  • Rich Campbell (American football) (born 1958), American former National Football League quarterback
  • Rich Coady (center) (born 1944), American National Football League center
  • Rich Coady (defensive back) (born 1976), American National Football League defensive back, son of the above
  • Rich Eisen (born 1969), American television journalist
  • Rich Hill (baseball coach) (born ), American head baseball coach at the University of San Diego
  • Rich Hill (pitcher) (born 1980), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Rich Johnson (publishing executive), publishing executive in the field of graphic novels
  • Rich Johnson (basketball) (1946–1994), American basketball player
  • Rich Jones (musician) (born 1973), English guitarist
  • Rich Jones (basketball) (born 1946), retired American Basketball Association and National Basketball Association player
  • Rich King (basketball) (born 1969), American National Basketball Association player
  • Rich King (sportscaster) (born 1947), American television sportscaster
  • Rich Kreitling (born 1936), American retired National Football League player
  • Rich Lowry (born 1968), American magazine editor, syndicated columnist, author and political commentator
  • Rich Milot (born 1957), American retired National Football League player
  • Rich Moore (born 1963), American animation director
  • Rich Moore (American football) (born 1947), American football player
  • Rich Robertson (left-handed pitcher) (born 1968), American former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Rich Robertson (right-handed pitcher) (born 1944), American former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Rich Sommer (born 1978), American actor
  • Rich Thompson (disambiguation)
  • Rich Wilson (journalist), UK-based freelance rock music writer

Category:English masculine given names Category:Masculine given names

Usage examples of "rich".

It bore both the rich aroma of leaves being burnt in the fall and the faint perfume of wildflowers ablow in the spring, but it also held a third attar which seemed to be the breath of the Wind itself which none could ever set name to.

But time had worked its curative powers, and soon the letters were abrim with exciting events of this richest court in all the Middle Kingdoms, as well as with pride of new skills mastered.

The whole middle expanse of Asia was not academically conquered for Orientalism until, during the later eighteenth century, Anquetil-Duperron and Sir William Jones were able intelligibly to reveal the extraordinary riches of Avestan and Sanskrit.

Good gracious, but his deep masculine voice was rich, with a thick, lilting accent that could only be described as musical.

Food of a starchy or saccharine character is apt to increase acidity, and interfere with the assimilation of other elements, therefore, articles, rich in fatty matters, should enter largely into the diet.

As he had already performed the pilgrimage to Rome, he knew every person in Ancona devoted to the cult of Saint-Francis, and was acquainted with the superiors of all the rich convents.

He was nearly sixty, a thorough disciple of Epicurus, a heavy player, rich, eloquent, a master of state-craft, highly popular at Genoa, and well acquainted with the hearts of men, and still more so with the hearts of women.

And though he dared not to take any steps towards his further grandeur, lest he should expose himself to the jealousy of so penetrating a prince as Henry, he still hoped that, by accumulating riches and power, and by acquiring popularity, he might in time be able to open his way to the throne.

The acquisition of riches served only to stimulate the avarice of the rapacious Barbarians, who proceeded, by threats, by blows, and by tortures, to force from their prisoners the confession of hidden treasure.

He looked down on her still, white face and bright hair, and he felt his heart contract with pain to see them darken ever so faintly and beautifully under the brilliant operating light, rich in actinic rays.

I courted her, but she only laughed at me, for an actress, if in love with someone, is a fortress which cannot be taken, unless you build a bridge of gold, and I was not rich.

I had made enquiries about her, and had found out that she was an actress and had been made rich by the Duke of Medina-Celi.

His voice made Addle think of coffee, deep and dark and rich, with a texture that slid between her senses.

This was not true of his adolescence, which was a rich seam of memories and formative experiences.

And so the devil was not satisfied with instigating to a desire for riches and honors, but he went so far as to tempt Christ, for the sake of gaining possession of these things, to fall down and adore him, which is a very great crime, and against God.