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Definition of wellfare

"wellfare" is probably misspelled. Trying welfare instead Definition of welfare

1. welfare [ n ] governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need

Used in print:

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

`` This is one of the major items in the Fulton_County general assistance program '' , the jury said , but the State_Welfare_Department `` has seen_fit to distribute these funds through the welfare departments of all the counties in the state with the exception of Fulton_County , which receives none of_this money .

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

The report , culminating a year long study of the ADC program in Cook county by a New_York_City welfare consulting_firm , listed 10 long_range recommendations designed to reduce the soaring ADC case_load .

Synonyms welfare social_welfare Related Terms financial_aid relief dole social_insurance

2. welfare [ n ] something that aids or promotes well-being
Examples: : "for the common good"

Used in print:

(R. F. Shaw, "The `Private Eye`"...)

In_short , the fictional private_eye is a specialized version of Adam_Smith 's ideal entrepreneur , the man whose private ambitions must always and everywhere promote the public welfare .

Synonyms benefit welfare Related Terms good sake advantage benefit

3. welfare [ a ] of or relating to a welfare state

Synonyms welfare welfare-statist welfarist Related Terms liberal

4. welfare [ n ] a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous
Examples: "the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles"

Synonyms well-being eudaimonia welfare upbeat wellbeing eudaemonia Related Terms ill-being prosperity health fool's_paradise

5. welfare [ n ] the state of being happy and healthy and prosperous
Examples: "the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles"

Synonyms well-being eudaemonia upbeat eudaimonia wellbeing welfare Related Terms ill-being prosperity health fool's_paradise

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