Worth meaning

wûrth
Worth is defined as having value, whether in money or otherwise.

An example of worth is a house being valued at $500,000.

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The definition of worth is excellence, usefulness or value.

An example of worth is a person with superior charm.

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Material or market value.

Stocks having a worth of ten million dollars.

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Having wealth or riches amounting to.

A person worth millions.

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To befall; betide.
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The quality that renders something desirable, useful, or valuable.

The worth of higher education.

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Equal in value to something specified.

Worth its weight in gold.

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Quality that commands esteem or respect; merit.

A person of great worth.

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A quantity of something that may be purchased for a specified sum or by a specified means.

Ten dollars' worth of natural gas; wanted their money's worth.

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Wealth; riches.

Her net worth.

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Material value, esp. as expressed in terms of money or some other medium of exchange.
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That quality of a person or thing that lends importance, value, merit, etc. and that is measurable by the esteem in which the person or thing is held.
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The amount or quantity of something that may be had for a given sum.

A dollar's worth of nuts.

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Wealth; possessions; riches.
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Deserving or worthy of; meriting.

Not worth the effort.

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Equal in worth or value to.

A book that is worth $50

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Having wealth or possessions amounting to.

A man worth half a million.

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To become.

Woe worth the day.

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The value of something, expressed in monetary terms; all of a thing’s qualities that make it useful and valuable, expressed in terms of a medium of exchange.
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The total monetary value of a person.
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The sentimental value of something; emotional value.
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Having a value of; proper to be exchanged for.

My house now is worth double what I paid for it.

Cleanliness is the virtue most worth having but one.

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I think you'll find my proposal worth your attention.

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This job is hardly worth the effort.

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(countable) Value.

I'll have a dollar's worth of candy, please.

They have proven their worths as individual fighting men and their worth as a unit.

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(uncountable) Merit, excellence.

Our new director is a man whose worth is well acknowledged.

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14th century, Pearl poet, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

Corsed worth cowarddyse and couetyse boþe! [i.e. Cursed be cowardice and covetousness both]

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Woe worth the man that crosses me.
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Deserving of; meriting.

A proposal not worth consideration.

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for all (one) is worth
  • To the utmost of one's powers or ability.
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for what it's worth
  • Even though it may not be important or valuable:.
    Here's my advice, for what it's worth.
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for all someone is worth
  • To the extent of someone's power or ability; to the utmost.
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for what it is worth
  • Phrase used to introduce a fact, proposal, etc. regarded as potentially, but not necessarily, relevant, valid, or significant.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

for all someone is worth
for what it is worth

Origin of worth

  • Middle English worthen from Old English weorthan wer-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Middle English from Old English weorth wer-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From worth or wurth, from Old English weorþ, from Proto-Germanic *werþaz (“towards, opposite") (the noun developing from the adjective). Cognate with German wert/Wert, Dutch waard (“adjective"), Swedish värd.
    From Wiktionary
  • From Old English weorþan, from Proto-Germanic *werþanÄ…, from Proto-Indo-European *wert-. Cognate with Dutch worden, German werden, Old Norse verða (Norwegian verta, Swedish varda), Latin vertere.
    From Wiktionary