welfare meaning

EN[ˈwɛlˌfɛə] [ˈwɛlˌfɛɚ]
  • Welfare is the provision of a minimal level of well-being and social support for all citizens, sometimes referred to as public aid.
  • The welfare state expands on this concept to include services such as universal healthcare and unemployment insurance.

    Definition of welfare in English Dictionary

  • NounPLwelfares
    1. NU Health, safety, happiness and prosperity; well-being in any respect.
      1. Nothing was too small to receive attention, if a supervising eye could suggest improvements likely to conduce to the common welfare. Mr. Gordon Burnage, for instance, personally visited dust-bins and back premises, accompanied by a sort of village bailiff, going his round like a commanding officer doing billets.
    2. NU (chiefly US) Various forms of financial aid provided by the government to those who are in need of it (abbreviated form of Welfare assistance).
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Mr. Martin was found guilty of defrauding the Commonwealth by making false welfare claims.
        • In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. The welfare state is dismantled. Essential public services are cut so that the rich may pay less tax. […]
        • In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. The welfare state is dismantled. […]
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • Conservatives say that less than 0.5 percent of the population is really living in poverty, arguing that statistics should include the value of charity and welfare.
        • "But since they commenced to turning folks away, off dry-handed, giving them nothing while folks were getting hungry, well then the federal government fixed the welfare.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
          • Singularia tantum
            • Uncountable nouns
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        1. en welfares
        2. en welfare bum
        3. en welfare rat
        4. en welfare trap
        5. en welfare state
        Source: Wiktionary

        Meaning of welfare for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "welfare" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
        Difficultness: Level 2
        Easy     ➨     Difficult
        Definiteness: Level 7
        Definite    ➨     Versatile