WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
worth1 /wɝθ/USA pronunciation prep.  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.
n. [uncountable] 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; wealth. idiom
    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.

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worth /wɜːθ/ adj (governing a noun with prepositional force)
  1. worthy of; meriting or justifying: it's not worth discussing, an idea worth some thought
  2. having a value of: the book is worth 30 pounds
  3. for all one is worthto the utmost; to the full extent of one's powers or ability
  4. worth one's weight in goldextremely helpful, kind, etc
  1. high quality; excellence
  2. value, price
  3. the amount or quantity of something of a specified value: five pounds worth of petrol
Etymology: Old English weorth; related to Old Saxon, Old High German werth (German Wert), Old Norse verthr, Gothic wairths

Worth /wɜːθ; French: vɔrt/ n
  1. Charles Frederick. 1825–95, English couturier, who founded Parisian haute couture

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