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Definitions and Synonyms of welfare | Another word for welfare | What is welfare?

Definition 1: governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need - [noun denoting act]

Samples where welfare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she lives on welfare

Synonyms for welfare in the sense of this definition

(welfare is a kind of ...) gift of money or other material help to support a person or cause

"economic assistance to depressed areas"

(... is a kind of welfare ) government provision for unemployed, injured, or aged people; financed by contributions from employers and employees as well as by government revenue

(... is a kind of welfare ) aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped

"he has been on relief for many years"

(... is a kind of welfare ) money received from the state

Definition 2: something that aids or promotes well-being - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where welfare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • for the benefit of all

Synonyms for welfare in the sense of this definition

(welfare is a kind of ...) that which is pleasing or valuable or useful

"weigh the good against the bad" "among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization"

(... is a kind of welfare ) benefit resulting from some event or action

"it turned out to my advantage" "reaping the rewards of generosity"

(... is a kind of welfare ) a reason for wanting something done

"for your sake" "died for the sake of his country" "in the interest of safety" "in the common interest"

Definition 3: a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous - [noun denoting state]

Samples where welfare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles

Synonyms for welfare in the sense of this definition

(welfare is a kind of ...) the condition of prospering; having good fortune

(... is a kind of welfare ) an illusory state of wellbeing

(... is a kind of welfare ) a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease

"physicians should be held responsible for the health of their patients"

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