worth

The noun worth refers to the monetary value of something. If your grandmother gives you a strange old coin from her collection, you can have it appraised to determine its worth.

The noun worth also means the inherent value of something based on the qualities of excellence, usefulness or importance. Don't underestimate your worth to the group; the whole bake sale would have fallen apart without you, and your brownies were delicious. As an adjective worth describes something that has a value or deserves to be treated a certain way, like when your hard work baking is worth the effort.

Definitions of worth
  1. noun
    the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful
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    Antonyms:
    ineptitude, worthlessness
    having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful
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    value
    the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable
    merit, virtue
    any admirable quality or attribute
    demerit, fault
    a quality or feature deserving censure
    praisworthiness
    the property of deserving praise
    worthwhileness
    value sufficient to repay time or effort spent
    price
    the high value or worth of something
    invaluableness, preciousness, pricelessness, valuableness
    the positive quality of being precious and beyond value
    cost, monetary value, price
    the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold)
    cost, price, toll
    value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something
    richness
    the quality of having high intrinsic value
    importance
    the quality of being important and worthy of note
    unimportance
    the quality of not being important or worthy of note
    national income
    the total value of all income in a nation (wages and profits and interest and rents and pension payments) during a given period (usually 1 yr)
    GNP, gross national product
    former measure of the United States economy; the total market value of goods and services produced by all citizens and capital during a given period (usually 1 yr)
    GDP, gross domestic product
    the measure of an economy adopted by the United States in 1991; the total market values of goods and services produced by workers and capital within a nation's borders during a given period (usually 1 year)
    face value, nominal value, par value
    the value of a security that is set by the company issuing it; unrelated to market value
    book value
    the value at which an asset is carried on a balance sheet; equals cost minus accumulated depreciation
    market price, market value
    the price at which buyers and sellers trade the item in an open marketplace
    monetary standard, standard
    the value behind the money in a monetary system
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    quality
    an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
  2. noun
    an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value
    “10 dollars worth of gasoline”
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    types:
    ha'p'orth, halfpennyworth
    the amount that can be bought for a halfpenny
    penn'orth, pennyworth
    the amount that can be bought for a penny
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    indefinite quantity
    an estimated quantity
  3. adjective
    having a specified value
    “not worth his salt”
    worth her weight in gold”
    Synonyms:
    valuable
    having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange
  4. adjective
    worthy of being treated in a particular way
    “an idea worth considering”
    synonyms: deserving
    worthy
    having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable
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