What does worth mean?

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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"

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Worth(adj)

    valuable; of worthy; estimable; also, worth while

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Worth(adj)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Worth(adj)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Worth(adj)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Worth

    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.]

  2. Worth

    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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. wörth

    A village of Alsace, at the junction of the Sulzbach und the Sauerbach, is noted as the point where the first decisive encounter took place between the French and German armies, August 6, 1870. After storming Wissenbourg on August 4, 1870, the crown-prince of Prussia with the 3d army (about 120,000) marched rapidly forward and surprised part of the French army under Marshal MacMahon, including the corps of Canrobert and Failly (about 47,000), and defeated it in a long, desperate, and sanguinary engagement near this place. The battle lasted from 7 A.M. till 4 P.M. The chief struggles occurred in the country around Reichshoffen and in the village of Frœschweiller; the French are said to have charged the German line eleven times, each time breaking it, but always finding a fresh mass behind. The ridge on which Wörth stands was not captured until the French were taken in flank by the Bavarians and Würtembergers. Nearly all MacMahon’s staff were killed, and the marshal himself unhorsed, fell fainting into a ditch, from which he was rescued by a soldier. He then, on foot, directed the retreat towards Saverne, to cover the passes of the Vosges. The victory is attributed to the very great numerical superiority of the Germans (about 130,000) as well as to their excellent strategy. The French loss has been estimated at 20,000 killed and wounded, and about 6000 prisoners, 2 eagles, 6 mitrailleures, 30 cannon, and much baggage. The Germans are stated to have had above 8000 men put hors de combat. It was admitted that MacMahon had acted as an able and brave commander.

Editors Contribution

  1. worth

    A human quality that has and gives respect from their heart.

    She could see the worth of that person and spoke to them respectfully therefore the other person grew in dignity.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 31, 2020  

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  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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of worth in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of worth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of worth in a Sentence

  1. Socrates:

    The unexamined life is not worth living

  2. Kenneth Gamble:

    Even if she was disrupting the class, I don’t think it was worth going three hours or more scrubbing the floor for talking, i don’t appreciate you having my child scrub a floor with a toothbrush. I’m pretty sure she doesn'tscrub her own floor with a toothbrush. The Polk County School District told Fox News in a statement it was deeply concerned about the allegations, and said it's opened a formal investigation into the alleged incident. Florida's Department of Children and Families and police are also investigating, according to the district. Our schools are required to follow a Code of Student Conduct; it is expected that all disciplinary measures be handled in a manner that is respectful to the student and preserves their dignity, the statement read. If true, the allegations described at Lake Alfred Elementary are completely unacceptable.

  3. Warren Buffett:

    I personally think that society is responsible for a very significant percentage of what I've earned. If you stick me down in the middle of Bangladesh or Peru or someplace, you find out how much this talent is going to produce in the wrong kind of soil... I work in a market system that happens to reward what I do very well - disproportionately well. Mike Tyson, too. If you can knock a guy out in 10 seconds and earn $10 million for it, this world will pay a lot for that. If you can bat .360, this world will pay a lot for that. If you're a marvelous teacher, this world won't pay a lot for it. If you are a terrific nurse, this world will not pay a lot for it. Now, am I going to try to come up with some comparable worth system that somehow (re)distributes that? No, I don't think you can do that. But I do think that when you're treated enormously well by this market system, where in effect the market system showers the ability to buy goods and services on you because of some peculiar talent - maybe your adenoids are a certain way, so you can sing and everybody will pay you enormous sums to be on television or whatever -I think society has a big claim on that.

  4. Kevin Lipton:

    They are a great store value, and will only be worth more in the future, they are literally Mona Lisas of our coinage.

  5. Mark Warner:

    At this point I think its going to be a pretty tough argument for them to make, ill listen to whatever case they want to present, but Im not convinced at this point that the advantages of the program have been worth the trouble.

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