(wĕlʹfâr´) noun. 1. general state of well-being, kebajikan: no one was looking after the child's welfare, tidak ada sesiapa pun yang menjaga kebajikan kanak-kanak itu; social welfare, kebajikan masyarakat; a welfare worker, pekerja kebajikan; welfare services, perkhidmatan kebajikan; 2. (United States) supplementary benefit, bantuan kebajikan; on welfare, off welfare, mendapat bantuan kebajikan, tidak mendapat bantuan kebajikan: the poor who are on welfare, orang miskin yang mendapat bantuan kebajikan. .
welfare state (wĕlʹfâr´ stĀt) noun. A social system whereby the state assumes primary responsibility for the welfare of its citizens, as in matters of health care, education, employment, and social security, negara kebajikan.