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Yes. The word rich is a Scrabble US word. The word rich is worth 9 points in Scrabble:


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3 letters words from 'rich'

ICH 8 

2 letters words from 'rich'

CH 7HI 5

All 4 letters words made out of rich

rich irch rcih crih icrh cirh rihc irhc rhic hric ihrc hirc rchi crhi rhci hrci chri hcri ichr cihr ihcr hicr chir hcir

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Definitions and meaning of rich



From Middle English riche (strong, powerful, rich), from Old English rīċe (powerful, mighty, great, high-ranking, rich, wealthy, strong, potent), from Proto-West Germanic *rīkī, from from Proto-Germanic *rīkijaz (powerful, rich), from Proto-Celtic *rīxs (king), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵ- (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, borrowed from the same Proto-Germanic root.


  • IPA(key): /ɹɪt͡ʃ/
  • Hyphenation: rich
  • Rhymes: -ɪtʃ


rich (comparative richer, superlative richest)

  1. Wealthy: having a lot of money and possessions.
  2. Having an intense fatty or sugary flavour.
    • 1929, Robert Dean Frisbee, The Book of Puka-Puka (republished by Eland, 2019; p. 116):
      It is the richest food I have ever eaten, and for this reason I soon learned to partake of it sparingly.
    • 1709-1710, Thomas Baker, Reflections on Learning
      High sauces and rich spices are fetch'd from the Indies.
  3. Plentiful, abounding, abundant, fulfilling.
    • 1707, Nicholas Rowe, The Royal Convert
      Tho' my Date of mortal Life be short, it shall be glorious; / Each minute shall be rich in some great action.
  4. Yielding large returns; productive or fertile; fruitful.
  5. Composed of valuable or costly materials or ingredients; procured at great outlay; highly valued; precious; sumptuous; costly.
  6. Not faint or delicate; vivid.
  7. (informal) Very amusing.
  8. (informal) Ridiculous, absurd, outrageous, preposterous, especially in a galling, hypocritical, or brazen way.
  9. (computing) Elaborate, having complex formatting, multimedia, or depth of interaction.
    • 2003, Patricia Cardoza, Patricia DiGiacomo, Using Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
      Some rich text email messages contain formatting information that's best viewed with Microsoft Word.
    • 2008, Aaron Newman, Adam Steinberg, Jeremy Thomas, Enterprise 2.0 Implementation
      But what did matter was that the new web platform provided a rich experience.
  10. 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.
  11. (finance) Trading at a price level which is high relative to historical trends, a similar asset, or (for derivatives) a theoretical value.


rich pl (plural only)

  1. (Plural) People with a lot of money or property


  • (wealthy): wealthy, well off, see also Thesaurus:wealthy


  • (wealthy): poor; see also Thesaurus:impoverished
  • (plentiful): needy
  • (computing): plain, unformatted, vanilla
  • (fuel-air mixture): lean
  • (financial markets): cheap


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rich (third-person singular simple present riches, present participle riching, simple past and past participle riched)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To enrich.
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  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To become rich.


  • rich at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • rich in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.


  • chir-

  • containing rice.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)