1.Existing in plentiful quantities; abundant.
‘They represent a rich , diverse patchwork quilt of experience that I am able to draw on in my own quest for creative integrity.'
‘The Scottish Arts Council hoped it would mine a rich seam of latent talent and take risks on fledgling authors spurned by larger companies.'
‘There is a rich seam of material for a story in this case.'
‘Ross had rich material to work with, given that Holiday's talent was matched by her tumultuous private life.'
‘the rich flora and fauna of the forest'
2.Generating wealth; valuable.
‘While these crisis shares could provide rich pickings, those tempted require strong stomachs.'
‘Everybody wants a part of their rich deposits of Siilv metal, the most valuable resource in the known galaxy.'
‘The long journey North played havoc with the travelling Blues support, but there was rich reward for the faithful fans who travelled.'
‘This rich financial reward comes at a price - you must learn to live in the public eye.'
‘not all footballers enjoy rich rewards from the game'
3.Of expensive materials or workmanship; demonstrating wealth.
‘The narrower the layer of individuals enjoying success and the greater their wealth, the less rich the material and the less enduring the art.'
‘A pricy looking sash was tied around his hips, its rich material seeming bold even in the dim lighting of the apartment.'
‘The interior is trimmed in a rich palette of materials to complement the exterior selections.'
‘All was silent in the courtroom, recently redone in rich mahogany, as they waited for the judge to give his final verdict.'
‘rich mahogany furniture'
4.(of a country or region) having valuable natural resources or a successful economy.
‘Despite this, the least developed countries still depend on trade for more of their income than rich countries.'
‘It is a myth that efficient regulation, which protects those it should protect without distorting the economy, is a luxury that only rich countries can afford.'
‘It was a philosophy designed to make a poor, agrarian economy into an affluent one, with rich regions extending helping hands to hard up ones.'
‘When you compare the UK, America and other rich countries to the Third World where so many people are starving, it's absolutely shocking.'
‘rich countries can afford to spend money on the environment'
5.Having a great deal of money or assets; wealthy.
‘Because they had not been formally introduced, he may surmise from her knowledge of him and his presence in the area that she was only interested in attracting a rich husband.'
‘It is just another London borough, full of trendy rich people who do not appreciate the better things in life.'
‘They claim that by acting in the interests of the rich and powerful they act as guardians of law, order and common decency.'
‘every day the split between the rich and the poor widens'
‘a rich and famous family'
6.Having (a particular thing) in large amounts.
‘many vegetables and fruits are rich in vitamins'
‘a protein-rich diet'
7.(of land) having the properties necessary to produce fertile growth.
‘It's been hard on the economy because the amount of food produced from those rich agricultural lands has decreased.'
‘The land was no longer rich and green but desolate and parched, gaping with hard, dusty cracks splitting deep into the earth.'
8.Having (a particular thing) in large amounts.
‘Bolivia is a country rich in resources, yet its majority Indian population is mired in unemployment and abject poverty.'
‘Corn oil is a polyunsaturated vegetable oil rich in omega - 6 fatty acids.'
‘Eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole-grain products.'
9.(of food) containing a large amount of fat, spices, sugar, etc.
‘dishes with wonderfully rich sauces'
‘My friend really loved it, though it was a little too rich for my tastes.'
‘The soldiers gave them chocolates and bananas, but their emaciated bodies were too weak from malnutrition to tolerate such rich food.'
‘Christmas, she rightly points out, is a time when all of us indulge in far too much rich food - a sure-fire recipe for indigestion.'
‘There's smooth and rich Caribbean creme brûlée, creme caramel, frozen coconut mousse and warm apple crepes.'
10.(of drink) full-bodied.
‘a rich and hoppy best bitter'
‘To neutralize the aftertaste of balut, the festival has halo-halo, a traditional, rich drink suitable for any occasion.'
‘Very full and rich and dry with beefy tannins, this wine is of the type to drink with food only.'
‘The richness of duck needs a rich wine (red or white) with full flavor.'
‘It has a delicious nose of spice and vanilla with a glob of honey, and a deliciously rich and smooth finish.'
11.(of the fuel and air mixture in an internal combustion engine) containing a high proportion of fuel.
‘crank the engine until it fires and return the mixture to ‘rich''
‘A black dry fluffy colored plug is caused by excessive idling of the bike or by deposits from a carburetor rich with too much gas.'
‘I put my fuel mixture on rich, prop on full climb, and slowly released my brakes.'
12.Producing a large quantity of something.
‘novels have always been a rich source of material for the film industry'
‘As much as she plays it down, not wishing to ‘romanticise' it, her home life must have been a rich source of inspiration.'
‘Certainly this science is a rich field to mine, with far-reaching medical and social consequences.'
‘Since acquiring the label in 2001, Sanctuary have mined the rich seam of the Trojan back catalogue.'
‘Europe, a rich source of exciting, and, for the most part, inexpensive signings, in the second half of the 1990s is now seemingly ignored.'
13.(of land) having the properties necessary to produce fertile growth.
‘the city is surrounded by rich agricultural land'
‘Kurdish leaders believe they need the oil fields and the rich agricultural land nearby to keep the region economically independent.'
‘That's why I look at the rich agricultural land in Aberdeenshire and ask what can be done to make it generate more income and more jobs.'
14.(of a mine or mineral deposit) yielding a large quantity of precious metal.
‘one of the richest phosphate mines in the West'
‘Insizwa is reported to have very rich nickel deposits.'
‘He was always elusive about the source of the gold, although he indicated that he had a rich mine.'
‘Despite rich mineral deposits and fertile soils, the state remains by far the poorest in South Asia.'
‘Some Guajiros have found work in coal mines, since Colombia has rich coal deposits in the region.'
15.(of a colour, sound, smell, etc.) pleasantly deep or strong.
‘his rich bass voice'
‘basmati rice has a rich aroma'
‘A rich colour palette of browns and reds, creams and whites and various shades of grey dominate.'
‘Both tracks are fine, the 4.0 track sounding a bit richer than the 2.0.'
‘At their looks of candid shock, the woman let a rich, full laugh.'
16.Interesting because full of variety.
‘what a full, rich life you lead!'
‘After boring contemplation, Pitt decides that no, he loves Forlani so much he will leave her behind to live a full and rich life.'
‘Roundabout at Bangalow is a delight - subtle, amusing and full of rich details that bring much of the last century to life.'
‘Crimes of the Heart is no different, full of the rich detail for which Beresford's Southern films are renowned.'
‘There is another rich, full life being lived by him that has nothing to do with dark screening rooms and old movie marathons, homages, or visual quotations.'
17.(of a remark) causing ironic amusement or indignation.
‘these comments are a bit rich coming from a woman with no money worries'
‘Seeing as Parker has spent most of his life lambasting the elitism of British society, isn't it a bit rich to then suddenly roll over when the Queen comes calling?'
‘It's a bit rich of Gerry Adams and Sinn Féin to be lecturing the rest of us now about the need to make neutrality part of the Irish Constitution.'
‘‘Kylie's demand to stipulate what council submits as opinion is a bit rich,' she wrote.'
‘Certainly, it's a bit rich having to listen to a man telling you that the female orgasm doesn't exist.'