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From Middle English riche (“strong, powerful, rich”), from Old English r??e (“powerful, mighty, great, high-ranking, rich, wealthy, strong, potent”), from Proto-Germanic *r?kijaz (“powerful, rich”), probably from Proto-Celtic *r?gos (“of a ruler or king”, genitive case), from Proto-Indo-European *h?re?- (“to straighten, direct, make right”). Cognate with Scots rik (“mighty, great, noble, rich”), Saterland Frisian riek (“rich”), West Frisian ryk (“rich”), Dutch rijk (“rich”), German reich (“rich”), Danish rig (“rich”), Icelandic ríkur (“rich”), Norwegian and Swedish rik (“rich”). The Middle English word was reinforced by Old French riche, from the same Proto-Germanic root.
- Wealthy: having a lot of money and possessions.
- Having an intense fatty or sugary flavour.
- Plentiful, abounding, abundant, fulfilling.
- Yielding large returns; productive or fertile; fruitful.
- Composed of valuable or costly materials or ingredients; procured at great outlay; highly valued; precious; sumptuous; costly.
- Not faint or delicate; vivid.
- (informal, dated) Very amusing.
- (informal) Ridiculous, absurd, outrageous, preposterous.
- (computing) Elaborate, having complex formatting, multimedia, or depth of interaction.
- Of a fuel-air mixture, having less air than is necessary to burn all of the fuel; less air- or oxygen- rich than necessary for a stoichiometric reaction.
- (finance) Trading at a price level which is high relative to historical trends, a similar asset, or (for derivatives) a theoretical value.
- (obsolete, transitive) To enrich.
- (obsolete, intransitive) To become rich.