Definitions of worth

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