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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
worth1 /wɜrθ/USA pronunciation
prep. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
- good or important enough to justify:That place is definitely worth visiting.
- having a value of:That vase is worth 20 dollars.
- having property to the value of:They are worth millions.
- excellence, as of character;
merit:a man of worth.
- usefulness or importance, as to the world, to a person, or for a purpose:Your worth to the team is unquestionable.
- value, as in money.
- a quantity of something of a specified value:The storekeeper gave him 50 cents' worth of candy.
- property or possessions;
- Idiomsfor all one is worth, to the utmost:She ran for all she was worth.
worth is an adjective and a noun, worthwhile and worthy are adjectives:The book is worth fifty dollars. He is of no worth. It was worthwhile work. I am not worthy of your love.
(wûrth),USA pronunciation prep.
- good or important enough to justify (what is specified):advice worth taking; a place worth visiting.
- having a value of, or equal in value to, as in money:This vase is worth 12 dollars.
- having property to the value or amount of:They are worth millions.
- excellence of character or quality as commanding esteem:women of worth.
- usefulness or importance, as to the world, to a person, or for a purpose:Your worth to the world is inestimable.
- value, as in money.
- a quantity of something of a specified value:ten cents' worth of candy.
property or possessions:net worth.
- for all one is worth, [Informal.]to the utmost:He ran for all he was worth.
- bef. 900; Middle English; Old English weorth, wurth; cognate with Old High German werd (German wert), Old Norse verthr, Gothic wairths
4. See merit. 6. See value.
(wûrth),USA pronunciation v.i. [Archaic.]
- to happen or betide:woe worth the day.
(wûrth),USA pronunciation n.
- bef. 900; Middle English worthen, Old English wurthan, weorthan; cognate with German werden, Old Norse vertha, Gothic wairthan to become, Latin vertere to turn (see verse)
- Place Namesa town in NE Illinois. 11,592.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
worth /wɜːθ/ adj (governing a noun with prepositional force)
- worthy of; meriting or justifying: it's not worth discussing, an idea worth some thought
- having a value of: the book is worth 30 pounds
- for all one is worth ⇒ to the utmost; to the full extent of one's powers or ability
- worth one's weight in gold ⇒ extremely helpful, kind, etc
Etymology: Old English weorth; related to Old Saxon, Old High German werth (German Wert), Old Norse verthr, Gothic wairths
- high quality; excellence
- value, price
- the amount or quantity of something of a specified value: five pounds worth of petrol
Worth /wɜːθ; French: vɔrt/ n
- Charles Frederick. 1825–95, English couturier, who founded Parisian haute couture
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