Basic+ Word of the Day: rich

rich (adjective) LISTEN

"No thanks. It's too rich for me."

Someone who has a lot of money or expensive possessions is rich.

  • Lisa's rich uncle left her his country home.

Rich food may be made with a large amount of fat or sugar.

  • The meat was covered in a rich sauce.
  • The fudge was so rich, I could only eat one piece.

Something that has great or many natural resources is rich.

  • The farmer was happy to have a rich harvest this year.
  • Many Middle Eastern countries are rich in oil.

Did you know?

Have you ever heard of a get-rich-quick deal? It is an investment at a very low price with the promise that you will make a lot of money. Be very careful before accepting a get-rich-quick deal!

In pop culture

Watch Gwen Stefani sing “Rich Girl.” Does it remind you of “If I Were a Rich Man” from the movie Fiddler on the Roof? Which version do you like better?

There are other meanings of rich.

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