-) KEY ADJECTIVE:
- Generously supplied with money, property, or possessions; prosperous or rich. See Synonyms at rich.
- Plentiful; abundant.
- Flowing freely; copious.
- A stream or river that flows into a larger one; a tributary.
- A person who is well-off financially: "the so-called emerging affluents" (Leslie Tweeton).
Middle English, abundant, flowing
, from Old French, from Latin affluns, affluent-
present participle of affluere
, to abound in
, to flow
; see bhleu-
in Indo-European rootsOTHER FORMS:afflu·ent·ly(Adverb)