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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Affluence \Af"flu*ence\, n. [F. affluence, L. affluentia, fr.
affluens, p. pr. of affluere to flow to; ad + fluere to flow.
1. A flowing to or towards; a concourse; an influx.
The affluence of young nobles from hence into Spain.
There is an unusual affluence of strangers this
2. An abundant supply, as of thought, words, feelings, etc.;
profusion; also, abundance of property; wealth.
And old age of elegance, affluence, and ease.
Syn: Abundance; riches; profusion; exuberance; plenty;
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: abundant wealth; "they studied forerunners of richness or
poverty"; "the richness all around unsettled him for he had
expected to find poverty" [syn: affluence, richness]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
158 Moby Thesaurus words for "affluence":
Easy Street, abundance, afflux, affluxion, ample sufficiency,
ampleness, amplitude, assets, avalanche, bed of roses, bonanza,
bottomless purse, bountifulness, bountiousness, bulging purse,
bumper crop, clover, comfort, concourse, confluence, conflux,
copiousness, course, crosscurrent, current, defluxion, downflow,
downpour, drift, driftage, ease, easy circumstances,
embarras de richesses, extravagance, exuberance, felicity,
fertility, fleshpots, flood, flow, flowing, fluency, flux, foison,
fortune, full measure, fullness, generosity, generousness, gold,
gracious life, gracious living, great abundance, great plenty,
gush, handsome fortune, happiness, high income, high tax bracket,
independence, indraft, indrawing, inflooding, inflow, influx,
influxion, inpour, inrun, inrush, landslide, lap of luxury,
lavishness, liberality, liberalness, life of ease,
loaves and fishes, lots, lucre, luxuriance, luxuriousness, luxury,
mammon, material wealth, maximum, mill run, millrace, money,
money to burn, moneybags, more than enough, much, myriad, myriads,
numerousness, onrush, onward course, opulence, opulency, outflow,
outpouring, overflow, pelf, plenitude, plenteousness,
plentifulness, plenty, possessions, prevalence, prodigality,
productiveness, profuseness, profusion, property, prosperity,
prosperousness, quantities, race, repleteness, repletion,
rich harvest, rich vein, riches, richness, riot, riotousness, run,
rush, scads, security, set, shower, six-figure income, spate,
stream, substance, substantiality, substantialness, success,
superabundance, surge, teemingness, the affluent life,
the good life, thriving condition, tide, treasure, trend,
undercurrent, undertow, upper bracket, upward mobility, velvet,
water flow, weal, wealth, wealthiness, welfare, well-being
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