What does the word welfare mean?

Usage examples for welfare

  1. Was it of his welfare she was so anxious to hear? – East of the Shadows by Mrs. Hubert Barclay
  2. What our wounded need most, is people who have an interest in their welfare- friends. – Half a Century by Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm
  3. Loyalty to his friend, love for his country, and an overwhelming anxiety for its welfare, cried out loudly within him. – The Tangled Skein by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy