Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Rich

Rich means having lots of money, or other items of value. It can mean splendid, costly or elaborate eg richly decorated or patterned. Alternatively it's used to describe abundance. eg My mind contains a rich supply of story ideas.

Soil which is rich contains plenty of nutrients and is very fertile. Richness in our own food comes from fat or spices. Engines can have too rich a fuel and air mix.

Sounds, scents and colours are often described as rich when they're heavy, full or deep.

The phrase that's rich is sometimes used to convey the idea something is considered outrageous, ludicrous or extremely amusing.

Do you have any riches?

20 comments:

  1. Hi Patsy - no no no - in the rich sense. Yes Yes Yes in the colours and creativity and get up and go sense! Take care ... rich does convey so much doesn't it .. cheers Hilary

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    1. It's a good word, Hilary - rich with meaning! (should have thought of that earlier)

      I'm glad you have some of the important riches.

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  2. Yes, my friends, my wife, my health, and my Lord. Oh, and my guitar collection!

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    1. Oh, yes. It's getting to fruit cake time of year, Maggie.

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  4. I'm rich in Swiss Chard at present (not in any way related to a Swiss bank account). Can't think why I decided to grow it. We now need to eat our way through a whole row of it. Perhaps I'll write a cookery article: 101 ways with Swiss Chard, then I might get rich.

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    1. We don't eat it much, Christine but it looks so nice I can't help growing some. The young leaves are nice in salads and bigger ones are nice in flower arrangements.

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    1. Can't appreciate any other riches if you're not, Oscar so that's a good one.

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  6. We had a lad at work called Rich - I don't think he was though. :-)

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    1. Hadn't thought of the name, Maria. You've enriched my list of definitions!

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  7. I have an abundance of riches! Just not the monetary kind. ;)

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  8. One person's riches is another's burden. Though I can't say I have either at the moment. :-)

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    1. They could well be the case, Carol. If any of my bloggy friends are burdened with too much chocolate, I'm willing to help out ...

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  9. As I sat looking about at the abundance of riches my hosts displayed, I savored the rich flavour of the decadent dessert that topped of a meal fit for royalty. Mr. and Mrs. Rich Atwater III always gave the most decadent parties. They were a part of the Atwater empire that knew riches beyond comprehension. What endeared me to them was their greatest richness of all, their family. Family came first, always.

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    1. Some riches are indeed more important than others, Robin.

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