Resource vs Wealth - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between resource and wealth

is that resource is something that one uses to achieve an objective, eg raw materials or personnel while wealth is (obsolete) weal; welfare; prosperity; good; well-being; happiness; joy.

As a verb resource

is to supply with s.



(en noun)
  • Something that one uses to achieve an objective, e.g. raw materials or personnel.
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author= Michael Sivak
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Will AC Put a Chill on the Global Energy Supply? , passage=Nevertheless, it is clear that the global energy demand for air-conditioning will grow substantially as nations become more affluent,
  • A person's capacity to deal with difficulty.
  • * , chapter=17
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=This time was most dreadful for Lilian. Thrown on her own resources and almost penniless, she maintained herself and paid the rent of a wretched room near the hospital by working as a charwoman, sempstress, anything. In a moment she had dropped to the level of a casual labourer.}}

    Derived terms

    * resourceful * human resources * natural resource * renewable resource * subresource

    See also

    * means


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  • To supply with s.
  • * {{quote-book, 1999, Keith Ballard, Inclusive Education citation
  • , passage=All children receive it and, for the most part, do so in institutions that are approved by the state and, to a greater or lesser extent, resourced by the state.}}


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    (wikipedia wealth)

    Alternative forms

    * wealthe, welth, welthe (all obsolete)


  • (obsolete) Weal; welfare; prosperity; good; well-being; happiness; joy.
  • Riches; valuable material possessions.
  • A great amount; an abundance or plenty.
  • She brings a wealth of knowledge to the project.


    * See also

    Derived terms

    * wealthy