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Definition of "riches" []

  • Abundant wealth: "the impassable gulf that lies between riches and poverty” ( Elizabeth Cady Stanton). (noun-plural)
  • Valuable or precious possessions. (noun-plural)

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 "riches" in a sentence
  • "The surest path to riches is to become the head of a big company and then fail so badly that they pay you to leave."
  • ""the deceitfulness of riches;" the term riches includes also, as we may gather from Luke's narrative, the pleasures which riches procure."
  • "Or, going back to my own line of work, adult-oriented manga, an embarrassment of riches is freely, illicitly available to online readers, who have either no understanding of how they are created, or simply do not care."