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"
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
Origin: [OE. worthen, wuren, to become, AS. weoran; akin to OS. weran, D. worden, G. werden, OHG. werdan, Icel. vera, Sw. varda, Goth. warpan, L. vertere to turn, Skr. vt, v. i., to turn, to roll, to become. 143. Cf. Verse, -ward, Weird.]
Worth is an American financial, wealth management and lifestyle magazine founded in 1992 and re-launched by Sandow Media in 2009. The magazine addresses financial, legal and lifestyle issues unique to high net worth individuals, featuring stories about dynamic wealth creators and providing expert advice on investing and wealth management. Each issue is organized into three sections: MAKE focuses on wealth creation and entrepreneurship; GROW centers on wealth management and investing; and LIVE highlights philanthropy, lifestyle and passion investing.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
wurth, n. value: possessions: that quality which renders a thing valuable: price: moral excellence: importance.—adj. equal in value to: having a certain moral value: deserving of.—adj. Worth′ful.—adv. Worth′ily (th), in a worthy manner: justly: truly.—n. Worth′iness (th).—adj. Worth′less, of no worth or value: having no value, virtue, excellence, &c.: useless.—adv. Worth′lessly.—n. Worth′lessness.—adj. Worthy (wur′thi), having worth: valuable: deserving: suited to: (B.) deserving (either of good or bad).—n. a man of eminent worth: a local celebrity: (Shak.) anything of value:—pl. Wor′thies.—v.t. to make worthy.—Worthiest of blood, male, as opposed to female—of inheritance.—Nine worthies, Hector, Alexander the Great, Julius Cæsar; Joshua, David, Judas Maccabæus; Arthur, Charlemagne, Godfrey of Bouillon. [A.S. weorth, wurth (Ger. wert), value.]
wurth, v.i. to be, happen, as in the phrase Woe worth=woe be to (with the noun in the dative). [A.S. weorthan, to become; cf. Ger. werden.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'worth' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1057
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'worth' in Written Corpus Frequency: #725
Rank popularity for the word 'worth' in Nouns Frequency: #1755
The numerical value of worth in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of worth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There are many things worth living for, there are a few things worth dying for, but there is nothing worth killing for.
Anything worth doing is equally worth doing properly. As well, anything worth saying is worth saying boldly (without fear, compromise or favour). ~Emeasoba George
I do think it's important that we kind of move forward with this. And the anxiety is there. I mean, I think about that, too, i just think it's worth it. I think it's worth the work.
Our long-term vision is a scalable and more focused wealth management business serving high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients from our key operational hubs in Canada, the U.S., the British Isles and Asia.
After careful consideration, President (Barack) Obama has come to the conclusion that while significant obstacles remain a negotiated peace in Colombia is absolutely worth pursuing and absolutely worth assisting if we are able to.
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Translations for worth
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- Wert, verdienen, lohnenGerman
- valioso, valor, valer la penaSpanish
- arvoinen, väärti, arvoFinnish
- méritant, équivalent, valoir la peine, valeurFrench
- fiach, fiù, luachScottish Gaelic
- योग्य, मूल्य, लायक़Hindi
- valore, degno, meritevoleItalian
- 값어치있다, 가치, 價値, 값나가다, 값, 값어치Korean
- gelijkwaardig aan, waarde, vermogen, waard, gewaardeerdDutch
- valer a pena, equivalente, valorPortuguese
- заслуживающий, стоящий, стоимость, ценность, стоить, ценаRussian
- giá trịVietnamese
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