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English adjective: worth

1. worth worthy of being treated in a particular way


SamplesAn idea worth considering.
The deserving poor.


Synonymsdeserving


Similarworthy


Domain usageirony


Antonymsunworthy

2. worth having a specified value


SamplesNot worth his salt.
Worth her weight in gold.


Similarvaluable


Antonymsworthless


English noun: worth

1. worth (quantity) an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value


Samples10 dollars worth of gasoline.


Broader (hypernym)indefinite quantity


Narrower (hyponym)ha'p'orth, halfpennyworth, penn'orth, pennyworth

2. worth (attribute) the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful


Broader (hypernym)quality


Narrower (hyponym)demerit, fault, merit, praisworthiness, price, value, virtue, worthwhileness


Antonymsworthlessness, ineptitude

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


SynonymsCharles Frederick Worth


Instance hypernymclothes designer, couturier, designer, fashion designer









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