worth

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[ wurth ]
/ wɜrθ /

preposition

noun

Idioms for worth

    for all one is worth, Informal. to the utmost: He ran for all he was worth.
    for what it’s worth, whether or not (what is stated) is useful or important enough to justify: For what it’s worth, I think you should apologize to him.

Origin of worth

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before 900; Middle English; Old English weorth, wurth; cognate with Old High German werd (German wert), Old Norse verthr, Gothic wairths

synonym study for worth

4. See desert. 6. See value.
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British Dictionary definitions for for what it's worth (1 of 3)

worth1
/ (wɜːθ) /

adjective (governing a noun with prepositional force)

worthy of; meriting or justifyingit's not worth discussing; an idea worth some thought
having a value ofthe book is worth 30 pounds
for all one is worth to the utmost; to the full extent of one's powers or ability
worth one's weight in gold extremely helpful, kind, etc

noun

Word Origin for worth

Old English weorth; related to Old Saxon, Old High German werth (German Wert), Old Norse verthr, Gothic wairths

British Dictionary definitions for for what it's worth (2 of 3)

worth2
/ (wɜːθ) /

verb

(intr) archaic to happen or betide (esp in the phrase woe worth the day)

Word Origin for worth

Old English weorthan; related to Old Frisian wertha, Old Saxon, Old High German werthan (German werden), Old Norse vertha, Gothic wairthan, Latin vertere to turn

British Dictionary definitions for for what it's worth (3 of 3)

Worth
/ (wɜːθ, French vɔrt) /

noun

Charles Frederick. 1825–95, English couturier, who founded Parisian haute couture
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Idioms and Phrases with for what it's worth (1 of 2)

for what it's worth

see under for all one is worth.

Idioms and Phrases with for what it's worth (2 of 2)

worth

In addition to the idioms beginning with worth

  • worth one's weight in gold
  • worth one's while
  • worthy of the name

also see:

  • for all one is worth
  • game is not worth the candle
  • get one's money's worth
  • not worth a damn
  • picture is worth a thousand words
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