What does worthy mean?

Definitions for worthyˈwɜr ði

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word worthy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. worthy(adj)

    an important, honorable person (word is often used humorously)

    "he told his story to some conservative worthies"; "local worthies rarely challenged the chief constable"

  2. worthy(adj)

    having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable

    "a worthy fellow"; "a worthy cause"

  3. desirable, suitable, worthy(adj)

    worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse

    "the parents found the girl suitable for their son"

  4. worthy(adj)

    having qualities or abilities that merit recognition in some way

    "behavior worthy of reprobation"; "a fact worthy of attention"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Worthy(noun)

    having worth or excellence; possessing merit; valuable; deserving; estimable; excellent; virtuous

  2. Worthy(noun)

    having suitable, adapted, or equivalent qualities or value; -- usually with of before the thing compared or the object; more rarely, with a following infinitive instead of of, or with that; as, worthy of, equal in excellence, value, or dignity to; entitled to; meriting; -- usually in a good sense, but sometimes in a bad one

  3. Worthy(noun)

    of high station; of high social position

  4. Worthy(noun)

    a man of eminent worth or value; one distinguished for useful and estimable qualities; a person of conspicuous desert; -- much used in the plural; as, the worthies of the church; political worthies; military worthies

  5. Worthy(verb)

    to render worthy; to exalt into a hero

  6. Origin: [OE. worthi, wuri, from worth, wur, n.; cf. Icel. verugr, D. waardig, G. wrdig, OHG. wirdg. See Worth, n.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'worthy' in Adjectives Frequency: #864

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of worthy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of worthy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Brooke Axtell:

    If you're in a relationship with someone who does not honor or respect you, I want you to know you are worthy of love. Please reach out for help.

  2. Daniel Kurnos:

    Any company that has a 50 percent share of the mobile payments market seems like a worthy contender regardless of any development of a sharing economy.

  3. La Rochefoucauld:

    A man convinced of his own merit will accept misfortune as an honor, for thus can he persuade others, as well as himself, that he is a worthy target for the arrows of fate.

  4. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune.

  5. R. C. Samsel:

    Character is the foundation stone upon which one must build to win respect. Just as no worthy building can be erected on a weak foundation, so no lasting reputation worthy of respect can be built on a weak character.

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