Welfare

  • 1 welfare — welfare, sociology of welfare Welfare is the state or condition of doing or being well. The term is primarily invoked when some action is considered necessary in order to enhance individual or group welfare that is when welfare is in some way in… …

    Dictionary of sociology

  • 2 Welfare — may refer to:* Well being, quality of lifestyle ** Animal welfare, the quality of life of animals, and concerns thereabout * Welfare , a film directed by Frederick WisemanIn economics:* Social welfare provision, government programs that seek to… …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 welfare — wel‧fare [ˈwelfeə ǁ fer] noun [uncountable] ECONOMICS 1. help that is given by government to people with social or financial problems: • a drastic reform of the welfare system 2. money paid by the government to people who are poor, unemployed etc …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 welfare — I noun advantage, affluence, benefit, commodis consulere, fortune, good, haleness, happiness, health, hominis, interest, luck, prosperity, prosperousness, soundness, success, weal, well being associated concepts: public welfare II index …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 welfare — /ˈwɛlfer, ingl. ˈwɛlˌfɛə(r)/ [vc. ingl., accorc. di welfare state, propr. «stato (state) del benessere (welfare)»] s. m. inv. (econ.) stato sociale FRASEOLOGIA Ministero per il Welfare (giorn.), Ministero per il Lavoro e le politiche sociali …

    Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • 6 Welfare — Wel fare , n. [Well + fare to go, to proceed, to happen.] Well doing or well being in any respect; the enjoyment of health and the common blessings of life; exemption from any evil or calamity; prosperity; happiness. [1913 Webster] How to study… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 welfare — [wel′fer΄] n. [ME < wel faren, to fare well: see WELL2 & FARE] 1. the state of being or doing well; condition of health, happiness, and comfort; well being; prosperity 2. a) the organized efforts of government agencies that grant aid to the… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 welfare — [wɛlfɛʀ] n. m. ÉTYM. 1972, in l Express; mot anglais. ❖ ♦ Aux États Unis, Politique d action sociale; administration qui en est chargée. || « Le fonctionnement des grandes bureaucraties fédérales, notamment le welfare » (le Nouvel Obs., 1er janv …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 9 welfare — O.E. wel faran condition of being or doing well, from wel (see WELL (Cf. well) (adv.)) + faran get along (see FARE (Cf. fare) (v.)). Cf. O.N. velferð. Meaning social concern for the well being of children, the unemployed, etc. is first attested… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 welfare — / well being [n] health and prosperity abundance, advantage, benefit, contentment, ease, easy street*, euphoria, felicity, good, good fortune, happiness, interest, luck, profit, progress, satisfaction, success, thriving; concepts 316,693,706 …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 welfare — ► NOUN 1) the health, happiness, and fortunes of a person or group. 2) action or procedure designed to promote the basic physical and material well being of people in need. 3) chiefly N. Amer. financial support given for this purpose. ORIGIN from …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 welfare — 01. He lost his job over a year ago, and now his family is surviving on [welfare] payments from the government. 02. You should consider the [welfare] of your family before you decide to take a job in another city. 03. People in this country who… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 13 welfare — noun 1 good health and happiness ADJECTIVE ▪ animal, child, community, family, human, personal ▪ people concerned about child welfare ▪ gen …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 welfare — n. governmental financial aid 1) public welfare 2) (esp. US) on welfare (to be on welfare; to go on welfare) well being 3) to promote the public welfare 4) the general; public welfare 5) for smb. s welfare * * * [ welfeə] [ governmental financial …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 welfare — /wel fair /, n. 1. the good fortune, health, happiness, prosperity, etc., of a person, group, or organization; well being: to look after a child s welfare; the physical or moral welfare of society. 2. See welfare work. 3. financial or other… …

    Universalium

  • 16 welfare — Synonyms and related words: ADC, Easy Street, Medicaid, Medicare, advantage, affluence, aid, alimony, allotment, allowance, almsgiving, altruistic, annuity, assistance, avail, bed of roses, behalf, behoof, beneficent, benefit, benevolent, benison …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 welfare — [[t]we̱lfeə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) N UNCOUNT: usu with poss The welfare of a person or group is their health, comfort, and happiness. I do not think he is considering Emma s welfare... He was the head of a charity for the welfare of children. 2) ADJ: usu …

    English dictionary

  • 18 Welfare — A government program which provides financial aid to individuals or groups who cannot support themselves. Welfare programs are funded by taxpayers and allow people to cope with financial stress during rough periods of their lives. In most cases,… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 19 welfare — wel|fare W2S3 [ˈwelfeə US fer] n [U] [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: well fare to fare well ] 1.) someone s welfare is their health and happiness ▪ Our only concern is the children s welfare. 2.) help that is provided for people who have personal or… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 welfare — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from the phrase wel faren to fare well Date: 14th century 1. the state of doing well especially in respect to good fortune, happiness, well being, or prosperity < must look out for your own welfare > 2. a. aid… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary