see also: Worth
Pronunciation Adjective

worth (not comparable)

  1. Having a value of; proper to be exchanged for.
    My house now is worth double what I paid for it.
    Cleanliness is a virtue worth more than others.
  2. Deserving of.
    I think you’ll find my proposal worth your attention.
  3. (obsolete, except in Scots) Valuable, worth while.
  4. Making a fair equivalent of, repaying or compensating.
    This job is hardly worth the effort.
Translations Translations Translations
  • German: Wert
  • Russian: сто́ящий


  1. (countable) Value.
    I’ll have a dollar's worth of candy, please.
    They have proven their worths as individual fighting men and their worth as a unit.
  2. (uncountable) Merit, excellence.
    Our new director is a man whose worth is well acknowledged.
  3. (uncountable) Wealth, fortune, riches, property, possessions.
Translations Verb

worth (worths, present participle worthing; past worth, past participle worth)

  1. (obsolete, except in set phrases) To be, become, betide.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Ezekiel 30:2 ↗:
      Sonne of man, prophecie and say, Thus saith the Lord God, Howle ye, woe worth the day.
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 2, ch. 3, "Landlord Edmund"
      For, adds our erudite Friend, the Saxon weorthan equivalent to the German werden, means to grow, to become; traces of which old vocable are still found in the North-country dialects, as, ‘What is word of him?’ meaning ‘What is become of him?’ and the like. Nay we in modern English still say, ‘Woe worth the hour.’ [i.e. Woe befall the hour]
    Woe worth the man that crosses me.
    What's worth of him now?
    Well worth thee, me friend. (May good fortune befall you, my friend.)

Proper noun
  1. A village in Kent, England.
  2. A village in West Sussex, England.
  3. Surname

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