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Definitions of worth

  1. French couturier ( born in England) regarded as the founder of Parisian haute couture; noted for introducing the bustle ( 1825- 1895)
  2. having sufficient worth; " an idea worth considering"; " a cause deserving or meriting support"; " the deserving poor" ( often used ironically)
  3. having a specified value; " a house valued at a million dollars"; " not worth his salt"; " worth her weight in gold"
  4. an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value; " 10 dollars worth of gasoline"
  5. the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful
  6. having a specified value; " not worth his salt"; " worth her weight in gold"
  7. Equal in value to; furnishing an equivalent for; proper to be exchanged for.
  8. Having possessions equal to; having wealth or estate to the value of.
  9. 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.
  10. Value in respect of moral or personal qualities; excellence; virtue; eminence; desert; merit; usefulness; as, a man or magistrate of great worth.
  11. The principal which, drawing interest at a given rate, will amount to the given sum at the date on which this is to be paid; thus, interest being at 6%, the present value of $ 106 due one year hence is $ 100.
  12. 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.
  13. Valuable; of worthy; estimable; also, worth while.
  14. 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.
  15. Deserving of; - in a good or bad sense, but chiefly in a good sense.
  16. That which makes a thing useful or valuable; hence, value or price; moral value; excellence or virtue; as, a man of sterling worth.
  17. Equal in value to; having estate or wealth to the value of ; deserving of; meriting.
  18. Value: that quality which renders a thing valuable: price: moral excellence: importance.
  19. Equal in value to: deserving of.
  20. Be.
  21. Value; price; moral excellence; importance.
  22. Deserving ( of).
  23. That quality which renders a thing useful or desirable; value; excellence.
  24. High personal character; merit; virtue.
  25. Equal in value to; deserving of; equal in possessions to; having estate to the value of. Worthiest of blood, denoting the preference of sons to daughters in the descent of estates.
  26. That quality of a thing which renders a thing of value; value; price; value of mental or moral qualities; virtue; desert; merit; importance; valuable qualities; excellence.
  27. A termination in names signifying a farm or court, as in Wordsworth.
  28. To befall; to betide, as woe worth the day.
  29. That quality of a thing which gives to it a value; price; rate; excellence; merit; usefulness; comparative importance.
  30. Equal in value to; deserving of; having an estate or means to the value of.
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Usage examples for worth

  1. It can't be helped; the news I bring will be worth a horse or two anyhow. – On the Heels of De Wet by The Intelligence Officer
  2. What do you think our pearls are worth?" – The Second String by Nat Gould
  3. They are worth a good deal of money. – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  4. I'm worth it, eh? – The Sweep Winner by Nat Gould
  5. I neither know nor care; it would be worth a few. – Stingaree by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  6. She's worth the trouble, if you like a pretty face. – The House Behind the Cedars by Charles W. Chesnutt
  7. Without me life would be worth nothing! – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various
  8. Do you think I am worth more than that, sir? – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  9. It seems hardly worth while to have come so far for two days! – The Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton
  10. I was never worth while. – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker
  11. It is not worth that." – The Last Hope by Henry Seton Merriman
  12. But I wasn't worth doing wrong for- nothing is in this world. – Silas Marner The Weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot
  13. How much are you worth to yourself? – What a Young Woman Ought to Know by Mary Wood-Allen
  14. You ought to look these fellows over; they're worth it. – The Underdog by F. Hopkinson Smith
  15. But it was not worth while." – The Hunt Ball Mystery by Magnay, William
  16. However, he was worth- yes, all that! – Santa Claus's Partner by Thomas Nelson Page
  17. The other way isn't worth trying. – Tom Slade Motorcycle Dispatch Bearer by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  18. I'm able, if I think it worth while, to give you what you ask. – Carmen's Messenger by Harold Bindloss
  19. Everything seems so much worth while here. – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  20. It is well worth while to do this. – The Truth About Woman by C. Gasquoine Hartley
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