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. Capital Gazette:

    Its been a challenge returning to work, it lets you know that the additional stress youve endured going back to work has been worth it and appreciated.

  2. Bill Clinton:

    I think that the president's team could go to every one of these other parties and say, 'I know you understand the process of fast track. I want to get it, but I'm going to have to make some adjustments in order to get it. But if I get it, then we have to negotiate on the basis of those adjustments,' i think that is really worth trying.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    These are my daily and ceaseless prayers and I think they ought to be yours too. God enrich me with sufficient Grace, uncommon wisdom and Great insight. So that I can motivate, inspire and impact the world and the posterity ahead of me. Also, that I may become an instrument of peace wherever there is conflict or misunderstanding. Moreover, where there is hatred God cause me to showcase love. Besides that, where there is pain may I become a soothing relief. Furthermore, God make me a solution or an answer to the problems or challenges of multitude of people right here and out there. Even whenever and wherever there is hopelessness let me profess hope. Above all, make me an agent of positive change wherever I may find myself hence forth. I guess, that is worth praying for and worth asking for, isn't it? -Emeasoba George

  4. Barry Diller:

    We've always separated out our businesses as they've grown in scale and maturity and soon Match Group, as the seventh spin-off, will join an impressive group of IAC progeny collectively worth $ 58 billion today.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Do you know? You may need to move backward sometimes in order to move forward like never before. Yes of course, backwardness do precede forwardness. Now, may I ask. Are you currently down to nothing? Or are you presently experiencing a setback in anything and for any reason? Or have you lost anything worth having like money, opportunities or any other valueable thing? If yes, then cheer yourself up. For, sooner or later you will bounce back into glory or goodies like never before. I mean, you will soon recover whatever you do think that you've lost. Yes! your later or subsequent glory/dignity shall surpass your former or past glory/dignity.

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