Definition of "affluent" [af•flu•ent]

  • Generously supplied with money, property, or possessions; prosperous or rich. See Synonyms at rich. (adjective)
  • Plentiful; abundant. (adjective)
  • Flowing freely; copious. (adjective)
  • A stream or river that flows into a larger one; a tributary. (noun)
  • A person who is well-off financially: "the so-called emerging affluents” ( Leslie Tweeton). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "affluent" in a sentence
  • "Nice, little specialty charter schools that focus on some philosophy or specialization can be found in affluent suburban school districts. wiley says:"
  • "Do you think that landlords in affluent areas take vouchers?"
  • "The segregation of the young elite, according to Murray, might not be so bad, except that so many of them have been ensconced in affluent suburbs from birth and have never been outside the bubble of privilege."