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Meaning & Definition of Welfare in English

English

Welfare

/wɛlfɛr/

noun

1. Governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need

  • "She lives on welfare"
    synonym:
  • social welfare
  • ,
  • welfare
  • ,
  • public assistance

2. Something that aids or promotes well-being

  • "For the benefit of all"
    synonym:
  • benefit
  • ,
  • welfare

3. A contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous

  • "The town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles"
    synonym:
  • wellbeing
  • ,
  • well-being
  • ,
  • welfare
  • ,
  • upbeat
  • ,
  • eudaemonia
  • ,
  • eudaimonia

Examples of using

He has worked for the welfare of his people for 30 years.
The amount of money the government earns in taxes determines the amount of money it can spend on welfare.
We did everything for the welfare of our children.