Definition of Worth

1. Noun. An indefinite quantity of something having a specified value. "10 dollars worth of gasoline"

Generic synonyms: Indefinite Quantity
Specialized synonyms: Ha'p'orth, Halfpennyworth, Penn'orth, Pennyworth



2. Adjective. Worthy of being treated in a particular way. "The deserving poor"
Exact synonyms: Deserving
Language type: Irony
Similar to: Worthy
Derivative terms: Deservingness

3. Noun. The quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful.
Generic synonyms: Quality
Specialized synonyms: Value, Merit, Virtue, Demerit, Fault, Praisworthiness, Worthwhileness, Price
Antonyms: Worthlessness
Derivative terms: Worthy

4. Adjective. Having a specified value. "Worth her weight in gold"
Similar to: Valuable

5. Noun. French couturier (born in England) regarded as the founder of Parisian haute couture; noted for introducing the bustle (1825-1895).

Definition of Worth

1. v. i. 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.

2. a. Valuable; of worthy; estimable; also, worth while.

3. n. 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.

4. v. i. 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.

5. a. Valuable; of worthy; estimable; also, worth while.

6. n. 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.

Definition of Worth

1. Adjective. Having a value of; proper to be exchanged for. ¹

2. Adjective. Deserving of. ¹

3. Adjective. (obsolete except in Scots) Valuable, worth while. ¹

4. Adjective. Making a fair equivalent of, repaying or compensating. ¹

5. Noun. Value. ¹

6. Noun. Merit, excellence. ¹

7. Verb. (obsolete except in set phrases) To be, become, betide. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Worth

1. to befall [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: befall

Medical Definition of Worth

1. 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. "I counsel . . . To let the cat worthe." (Piers Plowman) "He worth upon [got upon] his steed gray." (Chaucer) Origin: OE. Worthen, wuroen, to become, AS. Weoroan; akin to OS. Weroan, D. Worden, G. Werden, OHG. Werdan, Icel. Veroa, Sw. Varda, Goth. Wairpan, L. Vertere to turn, Skr. Vot, v. I, to turn, to roll, to become. 143. Cf. Verse, -ward, Weird. 1. Valuable; of worthy; estimable; also, worth while. "It was not worth to make it wise." (Chaucer) 2. Equal in value to; furnishing an equivalent for; proper to be exchanged for. "A ring he hath of mine worth forty ducats." (Shak) "All our doings without charity are nothing worth." (Bk. Of Com. Prayer) "If your arguments produce no conviction, they are worth nothing to me." (Beattie) 3. Deserving of; in a good or bad sense, but chiefly in a good sense. "To reign is worth ambition, though in hell." (Milton) "This is life indeed, life worth preserving." (Addison) 4. Having possessions equal to; having wealth or estate to the value of. "At Geneva are merchants reckoned worth twenty hundred crowns." (Addison) Worth while, or Worth the while. See While. Origin: OE. Worth, wuro, AS. Weoro, wurE; akin to OFries. Werth, OS. Wero, D. Waard, OHG. Werd, G. Wert, werth, Icel. Veror, Sw. Vard, Dan. Vaerd, Goth. Wairps, and perhaps to E. Wary. Cf. Stalwart, Ware an article of merchandise, Worship. 1. 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. "What 's worth in anything But so much money as 't will bring?" (Hudibras) 2. Value in respect of moral or personal qualities; excellence; virtue; eminence; desert; merit; usefulness; as, a man or magistrate of great worth. "To be of worth, and worthy estimation." (Shak) "As none but she, who in that court did dwell, Could know such worth, or worth describe so well." (Waller) "To think how modest worth neglected lies." (Shenstone) Synonym: Desert, merit, excellence, price, rate. Origin: OE. Worth, wuro, AS. Weoro, wuro; weoro, wuro, adj. See Worth. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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worth a try
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