(Latin: possibly from regius, kingly, royal > powerful, mighty > wealthy, opulent; then > rich)
2. To improve the quality or usefulness of something by making it better: People are finding that they can enrich their vocabulary much more by using this lexicon.
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2. Worth a great deal of money: The local owner of a brewery left a richer endowment to the famous university than anyone had ever done before.
3. Made from or consisting of things of the highest quality: The furniture upholstery and drapery were made of the richest brocade fabric and colors that Kate had ever seen before.
4. Providing or having a large amount of something that is needed or wanted: This lexicon has a rich source of vocabulary information.
5. Very interesting and full of many different things: Carol and Virginia have a rich vocabulary which they strive to share with others.
6. Producing a big quantity of something: Novels have always been the rich contents of material for the movie industry.
These days, the internet is a very rich source of all kinds of information for everyone.7. Etymology: the original meaning of rich was "mighty, noble".
It goes back ultimately to the Indo-European base reg-, "move in a straight line"; therefore, "direct" and "rule" which is the source of English right from Latin rex, "king" (ancestor of English regent, regiment, etc.).
2. An abundance of possessions: One wealthy man spends his riches by owning several homes in different countries and traveling to them throughout the year.
2. Pertaining to a bountiful and generous result: The quiz contestants were richly rewarded for their knowledge.
3. A reference to being well rewarded: The results of the successful financial investments that Mark made were richly deserved.
4. Containing a large or significant amount of something: This on-line dictionary is richly supplied with cartoons that illustrate what thousands of words mean and even amuse users as well.
2. Abounding, abundant and overflowing: Adam grew up in a family that had a richness of love, encouragement, and understanding.