worth: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (wûrth), [key]
— prep.
  1. good or important enough to justify (what is specified): advice worth taking; a place worth visiting.
  2. having a value of, or equal in value to, as in money: This vase is worth 12 dollars.
  3. having property to the value or amount of: They are worth millions.
  1. excellence of character or quality as commanding esteem: women of worth.
  2. usefulness or importance, as to the world, to a person, or for a purpose: Your worth to the world is inestimable.
  3. value, as in money.
  4. a quantity of something of a specified value: ten cents' worth of candy.
  5. wealth; riches; property or possessions: net worth.
  6. to the utmost: He ran for all he was worth.


Pronunciation: (wûrth), [key]
— v.i. Archaic.
  1. to happen or betide: woe worth the day.


Pronunciation: (wûrth), [key]
— n.
  1. a town in NE Illinois. 11,592.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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