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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

  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

  8. 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.]


  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.

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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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  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. King Henry IV of France:

    Paris is worth a mass

  2. Nick Haris:

    I think it's worth it.

  3. King Henry IV of France:

    paris is worth a mass.

  4. Frank Infante:

    Free is never Worth it

  5. Jhin, League of Legends:

    Art is worth the pain.

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