- The word “wealth” has a number of different yet related meanings. If you take a look at the dictionary, chances are you’ll find more than one definition of this term. If you try to ask ten different individuals what wealth means to each of them, you’ll probably find as many varied answers Of course, none of which is more or less correct than the others. But accurate as they may be, these explanations form only a portion of the true meaning of wealth. True wealth goes beyond the idea of material abundance or financial stability.