Worth

Worth

, n. [OE. worth, wur, AS. weor, wur; weor, wur, adj. See Worth, a.]
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1. 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.
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What 's worth in anything
But so much money as 't will bring?
Hudibras.
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2. 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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To be of worth, and worthy estimation.
Shak.
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As none but she, who in that court did dwell,
Could know such worth, or worth describe so well.
Waller.
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To think how modest worth neglected lies.
Shenstone.
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Syn. -- Desert; merit; excellence; price; rate.
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