worth has definitions from the field of clothing
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[ adjective ] having sufficient worth

Synonyms

deserving meriting

Examples

"an idea worth considering" "a cause deserving or meriting support" "the deserving poor" (often used ironically)

Used in print

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

The vast , dungeon kitchens may seem hardly worth using except on occasions when one is faced with a_thousand unexpected guests for lunch .

(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)

It is worth dwelling in some detail on the crisis of this story , because it brings_together a number of characteristic elements and makes of them a curious , riddling compound obscurely but centrally significant for Mann 's work .

(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)

What we have seen in this chapter , we have seen only dimly , and yet the results , however general , are worth the search .

(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)

With_respect_to this view , two points are worth making .

Related terms

irony worthy

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[ adjective ] having a specified value

Synonyms

valued_at

Examples

"a house valued at a million dollars" "not worth his salt" "worth her weight in gold"

Used in print

(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)

He had seen a dry , old , yellowing hand reach_out , with that painful solicitude , to touch , to rearrange , to shift aimlessly , some object worth a pfennig .

Related terms

valuable

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[ noun ] an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value

Examples

"10 dollars worth of gasoline"

Used in print

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

Meanwhile , it was learned the State_Highway_Department is very near being ready to issue the first $ 30 million worth of highway reconstruction bonds .

Vandiver opened his race for governor in 1958 with a battle in the Legislature against the issuance of $ 50 million worth of additional rural roads bonds proposed by then Gov._Marvin_Griffin .

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

In Chicago , some time ago , Mr._H. , age 27 , a diabetic since he was six , stopped using insulin because he had bought a `` magic spike '' - a glass tube about the size of a pencil filled with barium chloride worth a small fraction of a cent - sold by the Vrilium_Company of Chicago for $ 306 as a cure-all .

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[ noun ] the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful

Used in print

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

A Highway_Department source said there also is a plan there to issue some $ 3 million to $ 4 million worth of Rural_Roads_Authority bonds for rural road construction work .

(Francis Pollini, Night....)

Only one worth a shit , and that 's Brandon .

(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)

They did not know who they were or know their own worth .

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[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 4079
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[ noun ] (clothing) French couturier (born in England) regarded as the founder of Parisian haute couture; noted for introducing the bustle (1825-1895)

Related terms

couturier

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