Worth
Worth Worth, a. [OE. worth, wur[thorn], AS. weor[eth], wurE; akin to OFries. werth, OS. wer[eth], D. waard, OHG. werd, G. wert, werth, Icel. ver[eth]r, Sw. v["a]rd, Dan. v[ae]rd, Goth. wa['i]rps, and perhaps to E. wary. Cf. {Stalwart}, {Ware} an article of merchandise, {Worship}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Valuable; of worthy; estimable; also, worth while. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

It was not worth to make it wise. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. Equal in value to; furnishing an equivalent for; proper to be exchanged for. [1913 Webster]

A ring he hath of mine worth forty ducats. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

All our doings without charity are nothing worth. --Bk. of Com. Prayer. [1913 Webster]

If your arguments produce no conviction, they are worth nothing to me. --Beattie. [1913 Webster]

3. Deserving of; -- in a good or bad sense, but chiefly in a good sense. [1913 Webster]

To reign is worth ambition, though in hell. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

This is life indeed, life worth preserving. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

4. Having possessions equal to; having wealth or estate to the value of. [1913 Webster]

At Geneva are merchants reckoned worth twenty hundred crowns. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

{Worth while}, or {Worth the while}. See under {While}, n. [1913 Webster]


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