Definition of Dives in English:

Dives

noun

literary
  • Used to refer to a typical or hypothetical rich man.

    ‘there must be rich and poor, Dives says, smacking his claret’
    • ‘Dives didn't go to hell because he was rich; Dives didn't realize that his wealth was his opportunity.’
    • ‘They were more likely to end up with Dives in the tormenting fires, if stories like this were true, than with Lazarus in the peace and comfort of Abraham's bosom.’
    • ‘How, in the modern world, does Dives help Lazarus?’
    rich person, capitalist, tycoon, magnate, nabob, millionaire, billionaire, multimillionaire, nouveau riche, person of means
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Origin

Late Middle English: from late Latin, used in the Vulgate translation of the Bible (Luke 16).

Pronunciation:

Dives

/ˈdīvēz/