[ wurth ]
/ wɜrθ /
good or important enough to justify (what is specified): advice worth taking; a place worth visiting.
having a value of, or equal in value to, as in money: This vase is worth 12 dollars.
having property to the value or amount of: They are worth millions.
excellence of character or quality as commanding esteem: women of worth.
usefulness or importance, as to the world, to a person, or for a purpose: Your worth to the world is inestimable.
value, as in money.
a quantity of something of a specified value: ten cents' worth of candy.
wealth; riches; property or possessions: net worth.
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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 worth1
before 900; Middle English; Old English weorth, wurth; cognate with Old High German werd (German wert), Old Norse verthr, Gothic wairths
Words nearby worth
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British Dictionary definitions for for what it's worth (1 of 3)
/ (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
high quality; excellence
the amount or quantity of something of a specified valuefive pounds worth of petrol
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)
/ (wɜːθ) /
(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)
/ (wɜːθ, French vɔrt) /
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)
In addition to the idioms beginning with worth
- worth one's weight in gold
- worth one's while
- worthy of the name
- 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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