verb (used without object) Archaic.
Origin of worth2
Examples from the Web for worthing
Historical Examples of worthing
The beautiful dedication to the book is dated "Worthing, July 31, 1901."Highways & Byways in Sussex
"Yes, but I shall not let you go to Worthing," said Mr. Colwyn, with sudden decisiveness.A True Friend
But Worthing is modern; there is little to detain one on such a pilgrimage as our own.In Unfamiliar England
Thomas Dowler Murphy
It had spoilt a season at Worthing and might do so at Brighton.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. III of IV
Charles L. Graves
I was glad to escape from Worthing; it had no interest for me beyond its fresh air.A Leisurely Tour in England
James John Hissey
adjective (governing a noun with prepositional force)
Word Origin for worth
Word Origin for worth
Old English weorþ "significant, valuable, of value; valued, appreciated, highly thought-of, deserving, meriting; honorable, noble, of high rank; suitable for, proper, fit, capable," from Proto-Germanic *werthaz "toward, opposite," hence "equivalent, worth" (cf. Old Frisian werth, Old Norse verðr, Dutch waard, Old High German werd, German wert, Gothic wairþs "worth, worthy"), perhaps a derivative of PIE *wert- "to turn, wind," from root *wer- (3) "to turn, bend" (see versus). Old Church Slavonic vredu, Lithuanian vertas "worth" are Germanic loan-words. From c.1200 as "equivalent to, of the value of, valued at; having importance equal to; equal in power to."
"to come to be," now chiefly, if not solely, in the archaic expression woe worth the day, present subjunctive of Old English weorðan "to become, be, to befall," from Proto-Germanic *werthan "to become" (cf. Old Saxon, Old Dutch werthan, Old Norse verða, Old Frisian wertha, Old High German werdan, German werden, Gothic wairþan "to become"), literally "to turn into," from Proto-Germanic *werthaz "toward, opposite," perhaps a derivative of PIE *wert- "to turn, wind," from root *wer- (3) "to turn, bend" (see versus).
Old English weorþ "value, price, price paid; worth, worthiness, merit; equivalent value amount, monetary value," from worth (adj.). From c.1200 as "excellence, nobility."
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