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worth    : [w'ɚθ]
Worth \Worth\, v. i. [OE. worthen, wur[thorn]en, to become, AS.
weor[eth]an; akin to OS. wer[eth]an, D. worden, G. werden,
OHG. werdan, Icel. ver[eth]a, Sw. varda, Goth. wa['i]rpan, L.
vertere to turn, Skr. v[.r]t, v. i., to turn, to roll, to
become. [root]143. Cf. {Verse}, -{ward}, {Weird}.]
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.
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I counsel . . . to let the cat worthe. --Piers
Plowman.
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He worth upon [got upon] his steed gray. --Chaucer.
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Worth \Worth\, a. [OE. worth, wur[thorn], AS. weor[eth], wurE;
akin to OFries. werth, OS. wer[eth], D. waard, OHG. werd, G.
wert, werth, Icel. ver[eth]r, Sw. v[aum]rd, Dan. v[ae]rd,
Goth. wa['i]rps, and perhaps to E. wary. Cf. {Stalwart},
{Ware} an article of merchandise, {Worship}.]
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1. Valuable; of worthy; estimable; also, worth while. [Obs.]
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It was not worth to make it wise. --Chaucer.
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2. Equal in value to; furnishing an equivalent for; proper to
be exchanged for.
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A ring he hath of mine worth forty ducats. --Shak.
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All our doings without charity are nothing worth.
--Bk. of Com.
Prayer.
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If your arguments produce no conviction, they are
worth nothing to me. --Beattie.
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3. Deserving of; -- in a good or bad sense, but chiefly in a
good sense.
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To reign is worth ambition, though in hell.
--Milton.
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This is life indeed, life worth preserving.
--Addison.
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4. Having possessions equal to; having wealth or estate to
the value of.
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At Geneva are merchants reckoned worth twenty
hundred crowns. --Addison.
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{Worth while}, or {Worth the while}. See under {While}, n.
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Worth \Worth\, n. [OE. worth, wur[thorn], AS. weor[eth],
wur[eth]; weor[eth], wur[eth], adj. See {Worth}, a.]
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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.
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What 's worth in anything
But so much money as 't will bring? --Hudibras.
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2. Value in respect of moral or personal qualities;
excellence; virtue; eminence; desert; merit; usefulness;
as, a man or magistrate of great worth.
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To be of worth, and worthy estimation. --Shak.
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As none but she, who in that court did dwell,
Could know such worth, or worth describe so well.
--Waller.
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To think how modest worth neglected lies.
--Shenstone.
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Syn: Desert; merit; excellence; price; rate.
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worth
adj 1: worthy of being treated in a particular way; "an idea
worth considering"; "the deserving poor" (often used
ironically) [synonym: {deserving}, {worth(p)}]
2: having a specified value; "not worth his salt"; "worth her
weight in gold"
n 1: an indefinite quantity of something having a specified
value; "10 dollars worth of gasoline"
2: the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or
useful [ant: {ineptitude}, {worthlessness}]
3: French couturier (born in England) regarded as the founder of
Parisian haute couture; noted for introducing the bustle
(1825-1895) [synonym: {Worth}, {Charles Frederick Worth}]

140 Moby Thesaurus words for "worth":
accent, account, ad valorem, advantage, advantageousness,
agreeableness, appraised, approbation, approval, assessed,
auspiciousness, avail, behalf, behoof, beneficialness, benefit,
benevolence, benignity, blessed with, caliber, class, cogency,
concern, concernment, consequence, consequentiality, consideration,
convenience, conversion factor, credit, dearness, desert, emphasis,
enfeoffed, esteem, estimation, evaluated, excellence, expedience,
extraordinary worth, face, face value, fairness, favor,
favorableness, fineness, first-rateness, fortune, good for,
goodliness, goodness, grace, great price, great value, having,
having and holding, healthiness, helpfulness, high order,
high rank, holding, honor, import, importance, in possession of,
interest, invaluableness, kindness, landed, landholding,
landowning, mark, market value, master of, materiality, merit,
moment, net worth, niceness, note, occupying, owning, par value,
paramountcy, pennyworth, percentage, perfection, pleasantness,
point, possessed of, possessing, precedence, preciousness,
preeminence, price, priced, pricelessness, primacy, priority,
prized, pro rata, profit, profitableness, propertied, property,
property-owning, quality, rate, rated, regard, resources, respect,
rewardingness, riches, seized of, self-importance, service,
significance, skillfulness, soundness, stature, stress, substance,
superiority, supremacy, tenured, use, usefulness, utility,
validity, valuableness, valuation, value, value received, valued,
valued at, virtue, virtuousness, weight, wholeness

Worth, MO -- U.S. town in Missouri
Population (2000): 94
Housing Units (2000): 50
Land area (2000): 0.248171 sq. miles (0.642759 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.248171 sq. miles (0.642759 sq. km)
FIPS code: 81070
Located within: Missouri (MO), FIPS 29
Location: 40.405489 N, 94.447079 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 64499
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Worth, MO
Worth


Worth, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
Population (2000): 11047
Housing Units (2000): 4513
Land area (2000): 2.383681 sq. miles (6.173705 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.022083 sq. miles (0.057194 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2.405764 sq. miles (6.230899 sq. km)
FIPS code: 83518
Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
Location: 41.688827 N, 87.792659 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 60482
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Worth, IL
Worth

Wert (m)





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