Definition of "welfare" []

  • Health, happiness, and good fortune; well-being. (noun)
  • Prosperity. (noun)
  • Welfare work. (noun)
  • Financial or other aid provided, especially by the government, to people in need. (noun)
  • Corporate welfare. (noun)
  • Health, happiness, prosperity, and well-being in general (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.

  • Financial and other assistance given to people in need (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Plans or work to better the social or economic conditions of various underprivileged groups (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

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  • "In America, the term welfare is almost a dirty word."
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