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English adjective: worth

1. worth worthy of being treated in a particular way

SamplesAn idea worth considering.
The deserving poor.



Domain usageirony


2. worth having a specified value

SamplesNot worth his salt.
Worth her weight in gold.



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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