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worth


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  I  counsel  .  .  .  to  let  the  cat  worthe.  --Piers 
  Plowman. 
 
  He  worth  upon  [got  upon]  his  steed  gray.  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Worth  \Worth\,  n.  [OE.  worth,  wur[thorn],  AS  weor[eth], 
  wur[eth];  weor[eth],  wur[eth],  adj  See  {Worth},  a.] 
  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. 
 
  Syn:  Desert;  merit;  excellence;  price;  rate. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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["a]rd,  Dan.  v[ae]rd, 
  Goth.  wa['i]rps,  and  perhaps  to  E.  wary.  Cf  {Stalwart}, 
  {Ware}  an  article  of  merchandise,  {Worship}.] 
  1.  Valuable;  of  worthy;  estimable;  also  worth  while  [Obs.] 
 
  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  under  {While},  n. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Present  value  \Pres"ent  value\  or  worth  \worth\  (of  money 
  payable  at  a  future  date). 
  The  principal  which  drawing  interest  at  a  given  rate,  will 
  amount  to  the  given  sum  at  the  date  on  which  this  is  to  be 
  paid;  thus  interest  being  at  6%,  the  present  value  of  $106 
  due  one  year  hence  is  $100. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  worth 
  adj  1:  having  sufficient  worth;  "an  idea  worth  considering";  "a 
  cause  deserving  or  meriting  support";  "the  deserving 
  poor"  (often  used  ironically)  [syn:  {deserving(p)},  {meriting(p)}, 
  {worth(p)}] 
  2:  having  a  specified  value;  "a  house  valued  at  a  million 
  dollars";  "not  worth  his  salt";  "worth  her  weight  in  gold" 
  [syn:  {worth(p)},  {valued  at(p)}] 
  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:  {worthlessness}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Worth,  IL  (village,  FIPS  83518) 
  Location:  41.68730  N,  87.79255  W 
  Population  (1990):  11208  (4500  housing  units) 
  Area:  6.2  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  60482 
  Worth,  MO  (town,  FIPS  81070) 
  Location:  40.40550  N,  94.44684  W 
  Population  (1990):  103  (45  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  64499 




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