Definitions for worthwɜrθ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
good or important enough to justify (what is specified):
advice worth taking; a place worth visiting.
having a value of, or equal in value to, as in money:
This vase is worth 20 dollars.
having property to the value or amount of:
They are worth millions.
(n.)excellence of character or quality as commanding esteem:
people of worth.
usefulness or importance, as to the world, to a person, or for a purpose:
Your worth to the team is unquestionable.
value, as in money.
a quantity of something of a specified value:
50 cents' worth of candy.
property or possessions:
Idioms for worth:
for all one is worth, to the utmost:
She ran for all she was worth.
Origin of worth:
bef. 900; ME; OE weorth, c. OS werth, OHG werd, ON verth, Go wairth
to happen or betide:
Woe worth the day.
Origin of worth:
bef. 900; ME; OE weorthan to come to be, become, c. OS werthan, OHG werdan, ON vertha, Go wairthan to become, L vertere to turn (see verse )
an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value
"10 dollars worth of gasoline"
the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful
Worth, Charles Frederick Worth(adj)
French couturier (born in England) regarded as the founder of Parisian haute couture; noted for introducing the bustle (1825-1895)
worthy of being treated in a particular way
"an idea worth considering"; "the deserving poor" (often used ironically)
having a specified value
"not worth his salt"; "worth her weight in gold"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
indicates financial value
a car worth over $20, 000; Which is worth more, a diamond or a ruby?
indicates the value of sth in terms of enjoyment, benefit, importance, etc.
A college education is definitely worth having.; Was it worth all the time you spent?; It's not worth starting now - it's too late.
useful or helpful
It might be worth your while calling Phil.
indicates what you are going to say may not be very useful
For what it's worth, I understand how bad you feel.
the financial value of sth
$100 worth of gift certificates; an antique piece of great worth
the value of sth in terms of enjoyment, benefit, importance, etc.
a document which was of great worth to our investigation; a feeling of self-worth
to be; to become; to betide; -- now used only in the phrases, woe worth the day, woe worth the man, etc., in which the verb is in the imperative, and the nouns day, man, etc., are in the dative. Woe be to the day, woe be to the man, etc., are equivalent phrases
valuable; of worthy; estimable; also, worth while
equal in value to; furnishing an equivalent for; proper to be exchanged for
deserving of; -- in a good or bad sense, but chiefly in a good sense
having possessions equal to; having wealth or estate to the value of
that quality of a thing which renders it valuable or useful; sum of valuable qualities which render anything useful and sought; value; hence, often, value as expressed in a standard, as money; equivalent in exchange; price
value in respect of moral or personal qualities; excellence; virtue; eminence; desert; merit; usefulness; as, a man or magistrate of great worth
Translations for worth
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
equal in value to
Each of these stamps is worth a cent.
- يُساوي ثَمَنَهArabic
- имащ стойностBulgarian
- equivalentePortuguese (BR)
- v hodnotěCzech
- αξίας, που αξίζειGreek
- que vale, que tiene un valor deSpanish
- به قیمت؛ بهاFarsi
- (che vale), (del valore di)Italian
- …의 가치가 있는Korean
- به قیمت؛ بهاPersian
- în valoare deRomanian
- 值...Chinese (Trad.)
- قیمت کاUrdu
- đáng giáVietnamese
- 价值…，值…钱Chinese (Simp.)
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