Having an abundance of material possessions; possessed of a large amount of property; well supplied with land, goods, or money; wealthy; opulent; affluent; -- opposed to poor.
- Possessing great material wealth: "Now that he was rich he was not thought ignorant any more, but simply eccentric” ( Mavis Gallant).
- Having great worth or value: a rich harvest of grain.
- Magnificent; sumptuous: a rich brocade.
- Having an abundant supply: rich in ideas.
- Abounding, especially in natural resources: rich land.
- Meaningful and significant: "a rich sense of the transaction between writer and reader” ( William Zinsser).
- Very productive and therefore financially profitable: rich seams of coal.
- Containing a large amount of choice ingredients, such as butter, sugar, or eggs, and therefore unusually heavy or sweet: a rich dessert.
- Having or exuding a strong or pungent aroma: "Texas air is so rich you can nourish off it like it was food” ( Edna Ferber).
- Pleasantly full and mellow: a rich tenor voice.
- Warm and strong in color: a rich brown velvet.
- Containing a large proportion of fuel to air: a rich gas mixture.
- Informal Highly amusing.
- Wealthy people considered as a group. Often used with the: "Were there, indeed, a sure appeal to the mercies of the rich, the calamities of the poor might be less intolerable” ( Charlotte Smith).