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WORTH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Worth mean? 

WORTH (noun)
  The noun WORTH has 3 senses:

1. an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value
2. the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful
3. French couturier (born in England) regarded as the founder of Parisian haute couture; noted for introducing the bustle (1825-1895)

  Familiarity information: WORTH used as a noun is uncommon.


WORTH (adjective)
  The adjective WORTH has 2 senses:

1. having sufficient worth
2. having a specified value

  Familiarity information: WORTH used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WORTH (noun)


Sense 1worth [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An indefinite quantity of something having a specified value

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Context example:

10 dollars worth of gasoline

Hypernyms ("worth" is a kind of...):

indefinite quantity (an estimated quantity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "worth"):

ha'p'orth; halfpennyworth (the amount that can be bought for a halfpenny)

penn'orth; pennyworth (the amount that can be bought for a penny)


Sense 2worth [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("worth" is a kind of...):

quality (an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "worth"):

value (the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable)

merit; virtue (any admirable quality or attribute)

demerit; fault (the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection)

praisworthiness (the property of deserving praise)

worthwhileness (value sufficient to repay time or effort spent)

price (the high value or worth of something)

Antonym:

worthlessness (having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful)


Sense 3Worth [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

French couturier (born in England) regarded as the founder of Parisian haute couture; noted for introducing the bustle (1825-1895)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Charles Frederick Worth; Worth

Instance hypernyms:

clothes designer; couturier; designer; fashion designer (someone who designs clothing)


WORTH (adjective)


Sense 1worth [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having sufficient worth

Synonyms:

deserving; meriting; worth

Context examples:

an idea worth considering / a cause deserving or meriting support / the deserving poor

Similar:

worthy (having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable)

Domain usage:

irony (a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs)


Sense 2worth [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having a specified value

Context examples:

not worth his salt / worth her weight in gold

Similar:

valuable (having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange)


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