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The problem of how we finance the welfare state should not obscure a separate issue: if each person thinks he has an inalienable right to welfare, no matter what happens to the world, that's not equity, it's just creating a society where you can't ask anything of people.
Jacques Delors

Meaning of "welfare" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WELFARE

From the phrase wel fare; related to Old Norse velferth, German Wohlfahrt.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WELFARE

welfare  [ˈwɛlˌfɛə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WELFARE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Welfare is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WELFARE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

welfare

Welfare

Welfare is the provision of a minimal level of well-being and social support for all citizens, sometimes referred to as public aid. In most developed countries welfare is largely provided by the government, and to a lesser extent, charities, informal social groups, religious groups, and inter-governmental organizations. The welfare state expands on this concept to include services such as universal healthcare and unemployment insurance.

Definition of welfare in the English dictionary

The first definition of welfare in the dictionary is health, happiness, prosperity, and well-being in general. Other definition of welfare is financial and other assistance given to people in need. Welfare is also Also called: welfare work. plans or work to better the social or economic conditions of various underprivileged groups.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WELFARE


airfare
ˈɛəˌfɛə
carfare
ˈkɑːˌfɛə
eelfare
ˈiːlˌfɛə
fieldfare
ˈfiːldˌfɛə
funfair
ˈfʌnˌfɛə
lawfare
ˈlɔːˌfɛə
Mayfair
ˈmeɪˌfɛə
thoroughfare
ˈθʌrəˌfɛə
throughfare
ˈθruːˌfɛə
warfare
ˈwɔːˌfɛə
workfare
ˈwɜːkˌfɛə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WELFARE

weldmesh
Weldon
weldor
welfare benefits
welfare centre
welfare check
welfare economics
welfare hotel
welfare mother
welfare officer
welfare payments
welfare rights
welfare services
welfare state
welfare work
welfare worker
welfarism
welfarist
welfaristic
welfarite

WORDS THAT END LIKE WELFARE

animal welfare
antiwelfare
bill of fare
child welfare
class warfare
electronic warfare
fanfare
fare
full fare
full-fare
information warfare
jungle warfare
on welfare
psychological warfare
public welfare
social welfare
taxi fare
the welfare
trench warfare
wayfare

Synonyms and antonyms of welfare in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WELFARE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «welfare» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of welfare

Translation of «welfare» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WELFARE

Find out the translation of welfare to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of welfare from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «welfare» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

健康
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bienestar
570 millions of speakers

English

welfare
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कल्याण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الرعاية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

благосостояния
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bem-estar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কল্যাণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bien-être
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kebajikan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wohlergehen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

健康と幸福感
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

복리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kesejahteraan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phúc lợi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பொதுநல
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कल्याण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

refah
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

benessere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dobrostanu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

добробуту
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bunăstare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πρόνοιας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

welsyn
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

välfärd
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

velferd
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of welfare

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WELFARE»

The term «welfare» is very widely used and occupies the 8.284 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WELFARE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «welfare» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «welfare» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about welfare

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10 QUOTES WITH «WELFARE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word welfare.
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Benazir Bhutto
Extremism can flourish only in an environment where basic governmental social responsibility for the welfare of the people is neglected. Political dictatorship and social hopelessness create the desperation that fuels religious extremism.
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Harry Browne
In the 1880s, people all over the world looked to America for inspiration. Its very existence was proof that it was possible to have a relatively free and peaceful country. No income tax, no foreign wars, no welfare state, no intrusions on civil liberties.
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David Cameron
What we're putting forward is the most radical reform of the welfare state... for 60 years. I think it will have a transformative effect in making sure that everyone is better off in work and better off working rather than on benefits.
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Jacques Delors
The problem of how we finance the welfare state should not obscure a separate issue: if each person thinks he has an inalienable right to welfare, no matter what happens to the world, that's not equity, it's just creating a society where you can't ask anything of people.
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James H. Douglas, Jr.
A good job is more than just a paycheck. A good job fosters independence and discipline, and contributes to the health of the community. A good job is a means to provide for the health and welfare of your family, to own a home, and save for retirement.
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Charles Edison
It is necessary to take an active part in politics to observe how often the welfare of the party organization is put before the issues, even before the welfare of the commonwealth.
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Charles Evers
I don't believe in welfare.
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Suzanne Fields
There's more than a few remnants left in German welfare policy today. Many Germans eagerly condemn Hitler's fascism but won't examine the other reasons why the Third Reich succeeded for a season.
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Mike Fitzpatrick
Our teachers are responsible for our children's welfare for the six or eight hours they are at school and we need to know without question that their safety will be paramount on the minds of teachers, faculty and volunteers.
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Ari Fleischer
After two years of fighting, government shutdowns and little to no agreement on anything except welfare reform in 1996, President Clinton was re-elected and decided it was time for compromise.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WELFARE»

Discover the use of welfare in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to welfare and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Welfare: The Social Issues in Philosophical Perspective
Nicholas Rescher examines the controversial social issue of the welfare state, and offers philosophical thoughts on the limits and liabilities of government and society.
Nicholas Rescher, 1972
2
Welfare
Defines ‘welfare' in a broad sense, taking in issues such as well-being, social rights, etc. , rather than just looking at the welfare state or economic welfare.
Mary Daly, 2011
3
From Poor Law to Welfare State, 6th Edition: A History of ...
Topics new to this sixth edition include: A review of President Clinton's health-care reform and its failure, and his efforts to "end welfare as we know it" Recent developments in child welfare including an expanded section on the voluntary ...
Walter I. Trattner, 2007
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Welfare: Needs, Rights and Risks
By looking at contemporary concerns about access to social welfare, this book examines how individuals and groups come to be defined as in need, at risk or deserving of welfare.
Mary Langan, 2005
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Democracy and the Welfare State
The essays in this volume explore the moral foundations and the political prospects of the welfare state in the United States. Among the questions addressed are the following: Has public support for the welfare state faded?
Amy Gutmann, 1988
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The People's Welfare: Law and Regulation in ...
Critics hark back to a time before the state intervened so directly in citizens' lives. In The People's Welfare, William Novak refutes this vision
William J. Novak, 1996
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Welfare Reform: Effects of a Decade of Change
In Welfare Reform, Jeffrey Grogger and Lynn Karoly assemble evidence from numerous studies to assess how welfare reform has affected behavior.
Jeff GROGGER, Lynn A. Karoly, Jeff Grogger, 2009
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FAIRNESS VERSUS WELFARE
Fairness versus Welfare has profound implications for the theory and practice of policy analysis and has already generated considerable debate in academia.
Louis KAPLOW, Steven Shavell, 2009
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The Divided Welfare State: The Battle Over Public and ...
This book examines the political relationship between government social programs and private social benefits.
Jacob S. Hacker, 2002
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Social Welfare and Individual Responsibility
Schmidtz and Goodin debate the ethical merits of individual versus collective responsibility for welfare.
David Schmidtz, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WELFARE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term welfare is used in the context of the following news items.
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Welfare cuts backed amid Labour revolt
MPs have backed government plans for £12bn in welfare cuts, but acting Labour leader Harriet Harman suffered a significant rebellion in the vote. «BBC News, Jul 15»
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Labour Party divided over future welfare cuts
There is disagreement within the Labour Party over whether to support some of the welfare cuts unveiled in George Osborne's Budget speech. Acting leader ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
3
Walmart Pushes for Improved Animal Welfare
Walmart, the nation's largest grocery retailer, said on Friday that it would ask its meat, seafood, poultry, deli and egg suppliers to adopt animal welfare standards ... «New York Times, May 15»
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Facing $1 billion deficit, Arizona sharply limits welfare
PHOENIX (AP) — Facing a $1 billion budget deficit, Arizona's Republican-led Legislature has reduced the lifetime limit for welfare recipients to the shortest ... «Yahoo News, May 15»
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Kansas signs sweeping welfare crackdown
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed legislation Thursday that will make it illegal for welfare recipients to spend public assistance dollars in movie theaters, ... «CNNMoney, Apr 15»
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Report blasts child welfare system: How to better protect US kids?
Despite the widespread consensus that the child welfare system is flawed, however, some local programs are having a measure of success, says Charles ... «Christian Science Monitor, Jan 15»
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Court Lets EU Nations Curb Immigrant Welfare
While the ruling is limited in scope, it may provide some political cover to governments, like those in Britain and Germany, that have complained of “welfare ... «New York Times, Nov 14»
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House of Representatives Passes 'No Welfare for Weed' Bill
WASHINGTON — The House passed a bill Tuesday that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states ... «NBCNews.com, Sep 14»
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Maine Gov. Paul LePage is on a welfare-reform crusade
Maine's tea party governor, reared in poverty, is on a mission to reform the state's welfare system. Gov. Paul LePage rolled out a four-proposal package on ... «Washington Post, Mar 14»
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'Octomom' Nadya Suleman faces new welfare fraud charge
Octuplets mom Nadya Suleman faces a new criminal charge of welfare fraud, bringing the number of counts against her to four. Prosecutors accuse Suleman ... «CNN, Feb 14»

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