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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

noun

  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

adjective

  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.

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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

recent black immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean—many of whom come from highly educated and relatively affluent backgrounds. While African and Caribbean immigrants certainly add to the diversity of corporate and campus settings, ...

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 previewA Dictionary of Sociology (2014)

by John Scott

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 ...

Google previewTHE ENCYCLOPAEDIC DICTIONARY (1896)

affluent; 8p. afluente ; fort, «ml IUI. affluent*, fr. Lat. affluent, pr. pur. of affluo = to flow toward» or to : ad = to, ...

Google previewThe Baudrillard Dictionary (2010)

by Richard G. Smith

Passwords Media Symbolic exchange CONSUMPTION AFFLUENT SOCIETY David B. Clarke A society in which 'an ever-accelerating procession of generations of products' results in a 'luxuriant growth of objects' (SO, 3) calls for the kind of ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty (2015)

by Mehmet Odekon

The Affluent Society ( 1958), Economics and the Art of Controversy (1955), Economic Development in ...

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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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