Associations to the word «Welfare»


WELFARE, noun. (uncountable) Health, safety, happiness and prosperity; well-being in any respect.
WELFARE, noun. (uncountable) (chiefly US) Various forms of financial aid provided by the government to those who are in need of it (abbreviated form of Welfare assistance).
WELFARE CADILLAC, noun. (US) (idiomatic) The case of a person or group receiving public benefits, although the benefits are not actually needed by the recipient or are obtained by fraud.
WELFARE CADILLACS, noun. Plural of welfare Cadillac
WELFARE HOTEL, noun. A hotel where people receiving welfare can stay until permanent housing is found.
WELFARE PARASITE, noun. (derogatory) A person that is seen as living on the welfare of others.
WELFARE PARASITES, noun. Plural of welfare parasite
WELFARE PRINCESS, noun. The daughter of a welfare queen.
WELFARE QUEEN, noun. (US) (pejorative) A woman collecting welfare, seen as doing so out of laziness, rather than genuine need.
WELFARE QUEENS, noun. Plural of welfare queen
WELFARE RAT, noun. (derogatory) Somebody deemed too reliant on welfare.
WELFARE STATE, noun. A social system in which the state takes overall responsibility for the welfare of its citizens, providing health care, education, unemployment compensation and social security.
WELFARE STATE, noun. A state or nation in which such a system operates.
WELFARE STATES, noun. Plural of welfare state
WELFARE TRAP, noun. (United States) a situation where the welfare system keeps people on social insurance because entering low-paid work does not result into a significant income increase

Dictionary definition

WELFARE, noun. Governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need; "she lives on welfare".
WELFARE, noun. Something that aids or promotes well-being; "for the benefit of all".
WELFARE, noun. A contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous; "the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles".

Wise words

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca