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Definition 1: the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful - [noun denoting attribute]

(worth is a kind of ...) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

(... is a kind of worth ) the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable

"the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world"

(... is a kind of worth ) any admirable quality or attribute

"work of great merit"

(... is a kind of worth ) the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection

"they discussed the merits and demerits of her novel" "he knew his own faults much better than she did"

(... is a kind of worth ) the property of deserving praise

(... is a kind of worth ) value sufficient to repay time or effort spent

(... is a kind of worth ) the high value or worth of something

"her price is far above rubies"

Definition 2: French couturier (born in England) regarded as the founder of Parisian haute couture; noted for introducing the bustle (1825-1895) - [noun denoting person]

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(worth is an instance of ...) someone who designs clothing

Definition 3: an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where worth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 10 dollars worth of gasoline

(worth is a kind of ...) an estimated quantity

(... is a kind of worth ) the amount that can be bought for a halfpenny

(... is a kind of worth ) the amount that can be bought for a penny

Definition 4: having a specified value - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where worth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • not worth his salt
  • worth her weight in gold
  • an appraisal determined the antique carved chair was worth $900

(worth is similar to ...) having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange

"a valuable diamond"

Definition 5: (often used ironically) worthy of being treated in a particular way - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where worth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an idea worth considering
  • the deserving poor
  • a deserving cause

Synonyms for worth in the sense of this definition

(worth is similar to ...) having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable

"a worthy fellow" "a worthy cause"

(worth is used in the usage domain ...) a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs

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