worth meaning

[ wə:θ ] Pronunciation:   "worth" in a sentence
Adjective: worth  wurth
  1. Worthy of being treated in a particular way
    "an idea worth considering"
    - deserving 
  2. Having a specified value
    "not worth his salt"; "worth her weight in gold"
Noun: worth  wurth
  1. An indefinite quantity of something having a specified value
    "10 dollars worth of petrol" 
  2. The quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful
Noun: Worth  wurth
  1. French couturier (born in England) regarded as the founder of Parisian haute couture; noted for introducing the bustle (1825-1895)
    - Charles Frederick Worth

Derived forms: worths

See also: valuable, worthy

Type of: clothes designer, couturier, designer, fashion designer, indefinite quantity, quality

Antonym: worthlessness

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AmE / adjective, noun

adjective [not before noun] (usually used like a preposition)


having a value in money, etc:

The deal is worth about $28 million.

How much is the information worth?

My shares aren't worth much now.


used to recommend the action mentioned because you think it may be useful, enjoyable, etc:

Their website is worth a look.

This idea is well worth considering.


important, good or enjoyable enough to make sb feel satisfied, especially when some difficulty or effort is involved:

I took a salary cut when I changed jobs, but it was worth it.

Running a restaurant was hard work, but worth the effort.


not worth the paper it's written/printed on (informal)

(used about an agreement or official document) having no value, especially legally, or because one of the people involved has no intention of doing what they said they would

JOB noun

noun [U]


1 ten dollars', €40, etc. worth of sth

an amount of sth that has the value mentioned:

$30 million worth of advertising space

2 a week's, month's, etc. worth of sth

an amount of sth that lasts a week, etc:

3 months' worth of stock


the financial, practical or moral value of sb/sth:

a personal net worth of $10 million

A good interview should enable candidates to show their worth

(= show how good they are).


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  1. a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
  2. he kicked and struggled for all he was worth.
  3. such a trifling matter is not worth mentioning
  4. he is incompetent and not worth keeping on.
  5. that painting must be worth a king 's ransom.

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