previous next
Rich, adj. 1) opulent, wealthy: Ven. 1150. Sonn. 52, 1. 91, 10. Tp. IV, 75. Gent. I, 2, 12. III, 1, 64. Wiv. I, 3, 95. II, 1, 117. Meas. III, 1, 25. Meas. III, 1, 25 III, 2, 10. Ado II, 3, 32. III, 3, 120. III, 3, 120 IV, 2, 86. LLL V, 2, 1. Merch. I, 1, 10. II, 2, 130. Wint. III, 2, 171 etc. etc. Used of eyes, == having seen much: “to have seen much and to have nothing, is to have r. eyes and poor hands,” As IV, 1, 24. “a wife whose beauty did astonish the survey of --est eyes,” All's V, 3, 17. With in, == a) enriched by: “I as rich in having such a jewel,” Gent. II, 4, 169. “most r. in Timon's nod,” Tim. I, 1, 62. “r. in his father's honour,” Ant. I, 3, 50. b) having in plenty: “sets you most r. in youth before my sight,” Sonn. 15, 10. “more r. in hope,” 29, 5. “r. in will,” 135, 11. “make your garden r. in gillyvors,” Wint. IV, 4, 98. V, 1, 214. John II, 491. Troil. I, 3, 30. Rom. I, 1, 221. II, 6, 30. V, 1, 11. Tim. III, 5, 109. IV, 2, 29. Cymb. V, 5, 384. With with, == a) enriched by: “her womb then r. with my young squire,” Mids. II, 1, 131. b) having in plenty: “r. with merchandise,” Mids. II, 1, 131 “make her chronicle as r. with praise as is the bottom of the sea with sunken wreck,” H5 I, 2, 163.
2) abundant, plentiful; copious, luxuriant, fruitful: “this r. praise, that you alone are you,” Sonn. 84, 2. “thy r. leas,” Tp. IV, 60. “dainty bits make r. the ribs, but bankrupt quite the wits,” LLL I, 1, 27. “our duty is so r., so infinite,” V, 2, 199. “in your r. wisdom,” V, 2, 199 “your love, so r. within his soul,” Mids. III, 2, 229. “a ship of r. lading,” Merch. III, 1, 3. “r. honesty dwells in a poor house,” As V, 4, 62. “a goodly dwelling and a r.” H4B V, 3, 7. “our r. fields,” H5 III, 5, 25. “the r. stream of lords and ladies,” H8 IV, 1, 62. “something not worth in me such r. beholding as they have often given,” Troil. III, 3, 91. “r. conceit taught thee to make vast Neptune weep,” Tim. V, 4, 77. “your wisdom should show itself more --er,” Hml. III, 2, 317. “the r. crop of sea and land,” Cymb. I, 6, 33.
3) precious: “r. caparisons,” Ven. 286. “his lips' r. treasure,” Ven. 286 “r. preys make true men thieves,” Ven. 286 “r. gems,” Sonn. 21, 6. “those tears are pearl which thy love sheds, and they are r. and ransom all ill deeds,” 34, 14. “the r. proud cost of outworn buried age,” 64, 2. “that love is merchandized whose r. esteeming the owner's tongue doth publish every where,” 102, 3. “within be fed, without be r. no more,” 146, 12. “spirits of --est coat,” Compl. 236. “r. garments,” Tp. I, 2, 164. “something r. and strange,” Tp. I, 2, 164 “most poor matters point to r. ends,” III, 1, 4. “my r. gift,” IV, 1, 8. “r. scarf,” IV, 1, 8 “r. embroidery,” Wiv. V, 5, 75. “stones whose rates are either r. or poor,” Meas. II, 2, 150. “this r. and precious gift,” Ado IV, 1, 29. “the r. worth of your virginity,” Mids. II, 1, 219. “love's stories written in love's --est book,” II, 2, 122. “two r. and precious stones,” Merch. II, 8, 20. “gifts of r. value,” II, 9, 91. “'tis the mind that makes the body r.” Shr. IV, 3, 174 (i. e. not ornaments). “this ring he holds in most r. choice,” All's III, 7, 26. “the r. golden shaft,” Tw. I, 1, 35. “r. jewel,” II, 5, 67. “a cipher standing in r. place,” Wint. I, 2, 7. “when the r. blood of kings is set on fire,” John II, 351. “whose veins bound --er blood than Lady Blanch?” John II, 351 “the r. advantage of good exercise,” IV, 2, 60. “so r. advantage of a promised glory,” Troil. II, 2, 204. “her --est lockram,” Cor. II, 1, 225. “your r. opinion,” Oth. II, 3, 195 (good fame). “with admirable r. words,” Cymb. II, 3, 19. I am --er than to hang by the walls (like a garment) III, 4, 54. with r. and constant pen, Per. IV Prol. 28 etc.
4) delightful: “love-thoughts lie r. when canopied with bowers,” Tw. I, 1, 41 (cf. All's I, 2, 49 and Rom. V, 3, 303). “doth think it r. to hear the wooden dialogue and sound 'twixt his stretched footing and the scaffoldage,” Troil. I, 3, 154. “let r. music's tongue unfold the happiness,” Rom. II, 6, 27.
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: