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Definition of the noun affluent

What does affluent mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: affluents

  1. an affluent person; a person who is financially well off
    • example: the so-called emerging affluents
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic terms: have / rich person / wealthy person = a person who possesses great material wealth
  2. a branch that flows into the main stream

Alternative definition of the noun affluent


  1. Somebody who is wealthy.
  2. A stream or river flowing into a larger river or into a lake; a tributary stream; a tributary.

Definition of the adjective affluent

What does affluent mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more affluent / most affluent

  1. having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value

Alternative definition of the adjective affluent


  1. Abundant; copious; plenteous.
  2. [context: by extension] Abounding in goods or riches; materially wealthy.
  3. [dated] tributary

Definition of the adjective affluent for high school students

    rich, wealthy
    • example: Mrs. Grebelski was affluent, owning a huge house, three cars, and an island near Maine.

The adjective affluent is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.


Affluent is an American Thoroughbred racehorse.

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Affluent

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Adolescence (2014)

by Roger J.R. Levesque

and admiration and social preference for physical attractiveness ( affluent ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society (2015)

by Frederick F. Wherry, Juliet B. Schor, Consulting Editor

The Affluent Society, published in 1958 to popular acclaim and academic criticism, became a bestselling book that cemented the author's reputation as an economist who could write entertainingly in plain English. The book shows why inflation ...

Google previewClass in America: An Encyclopedia [3 volumes] (2007)

An Encyclopedia by Robert E. Weir

AFFLUENT. SOCIETY,. THE. See Galbraith, John Kenneth. AFRICAN. AMERICANS. See Institutional Discrimination; Race, Racism, and Racial Stratification. (Many entries also discuss African ...

Google previewThe American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty [2 volumes] (2017)

by Robert S. Rycroft

Thus, some political commentators decry the out-of-touch affluent liberals that they presume must be ...

Google previewThe SAGE Dictionary of Sociology (2006)

by Steve Bruce, Steven Yearley

See positive AFFLUENT SOCIETY JOl'lIl Galbraith's The Affluent Society (1958) drew attention to a tension in the USA: it was indeed affluent but the private prosperity of the majority was accompanied by ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Human Geography (2009)

A 12-Volume Set

Infact the ideaof enclosure andrarified environments inwhich often affluent residents run amok outside thenormative restraintsof mass societyhas become a recurringtheme forBallard. Muchofthis isdrawn from andinspired by Ballard's own ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Business (2009)

by W. Davis Folsom, Rick Boulware

affluent society The term affluent society comes from economist John Kenneth Galbraith's 1958 book The Affluent Society. Writing during a period when the United States maintained unilateral dominance of the global ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Urban History (2006)

by David Goldfield

addition, journalists and commentators attached other words in a mantra-like chain: affluent, homogenized, monotonous, and complacent, particularly about urban problems. Recent scholarship has excavated a different and more realistic set ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Sociology (2009)

by John Scott, Gordon Marshall

The clearest statement of this thesis is Ferdynand Zweig's The Worker in an Affluent Society (1961), which has the additional virtue of being empirically grounded, since Zweig conducted interviews with Workers in five British firms. Most other ...

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The system that had grown up in most states is that wealthy districts with an affluent population can afford to spend a lot more on their public school systems than the poorer districts. (William Weld)
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Scrabble value of A1F4F4L1U1E1N1T1

The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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