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Definition of Worth


  1. The principal which, drawing interest at a given rate, will amount to the given sum at the date on which this is to be paid; thus, interest being at 6%, the present value of $106 due one year hence is $100.
  2. To be; to become; to betide; -- now used only in the phrases, woe worth the day, woe worth the man, etc., in which the verb is in the imperative, and the nouns day, man, etc., are in the dative. Woe be to the day, woe be to the man, etc., are equivalent phrases.
  3. Valuable; of worthy; estimable; also, worth while.
  4. Equal in value to; furnishing an equivalent for; proper to be exchanged for.
  5. Deserving of; -- in a good or bad sense, but chiefly in a good sense.
  6. Having possessions equal to; having wealth or estate to the value of.
  7. That quality of a thing which renders it valuable or useful; sum of valuable qualities which render anything useful and sought; value; hence, often, value as expressed in a standard, as money; equivalent in exchange; price.
  8. Value in respect of moral or personal qualities; excellence; virtue; eminence; desert; merit; usefulness; as, a man or magistrate of great worth.
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Worth Translations

worth in Afrikaans is waarde
worth in Dutch is waarde, gehalte
worth in Finnish is arvo
worth in French is valeur
worth in German is Geltung, Wert, Wert
worth in Italian is valore
worth in Latin is excellentia, virtus, dignitas
worth in Norwegian is verdi
worth in Portuguese is valor
worth in Spanish is valia