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worth

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[ wurth ]
/ wɜrθ /
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preposition
noun
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Idioms about 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

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4. See desert. 6. See value.

Other definitions for worth (2 of 3)

worth2
[ wurth ]
/ wɜrθ /

verb (used without object) Archaic.
to happen or betide: woe worth the day.

Origin of worth

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before 900; Middle English worthen,Old English wurthan, weorthan; cognate with German werden,Old Norse vertha,Gothic wairthan to become, Latin vertere to turn (see verse)

Other definitions for worth (3 of 3)

Worth
[ wurth ]
/ wɜrθ /

noun
a town in NE Illinois.
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British Dictionary definitions for 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 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 worth (3 of 3)

Worth
/ (wɜːθ, French vɔrt) /

noun
Charles Frederick. 1825–95, English couturier, who founded Parisian haute couture
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