Noun welfare has 3 senses
- social welfare, welfare - governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need
--1 is a kind of financial aid
--1 has particulars: social insurance; relief; dole, pogy, pogey
- benefit, welfare - something that aids or promotes well-being; "for the common good"
--2 is a kind of good, goodness
--2 has particulars: advantage, reward; sake, interest
- wellbeing, well-being, welfare, upbeat, eudaemonia, eudaimonia - a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous; "the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles"
--3 is a kind of prosperity, successfulness
--3 has particulars: fool's paradise; health, wellness