- 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.
- wealth; riches;
property or possessions:net worth.
- for all one is worth, [Informal.]to the utmost:He ran for all he was worth.
4. See merit. 6. See value.
(wûrth), v.i. [Archaic.]
Old English weorth, wurth;
cognate with Old High German werd (German wert), Old Norse verthr, Gothic wairths
- to happen or betide:woe worth the day.
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.