Syn. Riches; affluence; opulence; abundance.
(Wealth"ful) a. Full of wealth; wealthy; prosperous. [R.] Sir T. More. Wealth"ful*ly, adv.
(Wealth"i*ly) adv. In a wealthy manner; richly.
I come to wive it wealthily in Padua.Shak.
(Wealth"i*ness), n. The quality or state of being wealthy, or rich; richness; opulence.
(Wealth"y) a. [Compar. Wealthier ; superl. Wealthiest.]
1. Having wealth; having large possessions, or larger than most men, as lands, goods, money, or securities; opulent; affluent; rich.
A wealthy Hebrew of my tribe.Shak.
Thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.Ps. lxvi. 12.
2. Hence, ample; full; satisfactory; abundant. [R.]
The wealthy witness of my pen.B. Jonson.
(Wean) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Weaned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Weaning.] [OE. wenen, AS. wenian,
wennan, to accustom; akin to D. wennen, G. gewöhnen, OHG. giwennan, Icel. venja, Sw. vänja, Dan.
vænne, Icel. vanr accustomed, wont; cf. AS. awenian to wean, G. entwöhnen. See Wont, a.]
1. To accustom and reconcile, as a child or other young animal, to a want or deprivation of mother's
milk; to take from the breast or udder; to cause to cease to depend on the mother nourishment.
And the child grew, and was weaned; and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was
weaned.Gen. xxi. 8.
2. Hence, to detach or alienate the affections of, from any object of desire; to reconcile to the want or
loss of anything. "Wean them from themselves." Shak.
The troubles of age were intended . . . to wean us gradually from our fondness of life.Swift.
(Wean), n. A weanling; a young child.
I, being but a yearling wean.Mrs. Browning.
(Wean"ed*ness), n. Quality or state of being weaned.
(Wean"el) n. A weanling. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Wean"ling), a. & n. from Wean, v.
The weaning of the whelp is the great test of the skill of the kennel man.J. H. Walsh. Weaning brash. (Med.) See under Brash.
(Wean"ling) n. [Wean + - ling.] A child or animal newly weaned; a wean.
(Wean"ling), a. Recently weaned. Milton.