Definitions for worthwɜrθ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. good or important enough to justify (what is specified):

    advice worth taking; a place worth visiting.

  2. having a value of, or equal in value to, as in money:

    This vase is worth 20 dollars.

  3. having property to the value or amount of:

    They are worth millions.

  4. (n.)excellence of character or quality as commanding esteem:

    people of worth.

  5. usefulness or importance, as to the world, to a person, or for a purpose:

    Your worth to the team is unquestionable.

  6. value, as in money.

  7. a quantity of something of a specified value:

    50 cents' worth of candy.

  8. property or possessions:

    net worth.

Idioms for worth:

  1. for all one is worth, to the utmost:

    She ran for all she was worth.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of worth:

bef. 900; ME; OE weorth, c. OS werth, OHG werd, ON verth, Go wairth


  1. to happen or betide:

    Woe worth the day.

* Archaic..

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 )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. worth(noun)

    an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value

    "10 dollars worth of gasoline"

  2. worth(noun)

    the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful

  3. 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)

  4. deserving, worth(p)(adj)

    worthy of being treated in a particular way

    "an idea worth considering"; "the deserving poor" (often used ironically)

  5. worth(p)(adj)

    having a specified value

    "not worth his salt"; "worth her weight in gold"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. worth(adjective)ɜrθ

    indicates financial value

    a car worth over $20, 000; Which is worth more, a diamond or a ruby?

  2. worthɜrθ

    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.

  3. worthɜrθ

    useful or helpful

    It might be worth your while calling Phil.

  4. worthɜrθ

    indicates what you are going to say may not be very useful

    For what it's worth, I understand how bad you feel.

  5. worth(noun)ɜrθ

    the financial value of sth

    $100 worth of gift certificates; an antique piece of great worth

  6. worthɜrθ

    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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Worth(verb)

    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

  2. Worth(adj)

    valuable; of worthy; estimable; also, worth while

  3. Worth(adj)

    equal in value to; furnishing an equivalent for; proper to be exchanged for

  4. Worth(adj)

    deserving of; -- in a good or bad sense, but chiefly in a good sense

  5. Worth(adj)

    having possessions equal to; having wealth or estate to the value of

  6. Worth(adj)

    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

  7. Worth(adj)

    value in respect of moral or personal qualities; excellence; virtue; eminence; desert; merit; usefulness; as, a man or magistrate of great worth


  1. Worth

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'worth' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1057

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'worth' in Written Corpus Frequency: #725

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'worth' in Nouns Frequency: #1755

Anagrams of worth

  1. Wroth

Translations for worth

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


equal in value to

Each of these stamps is worth a cent.

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