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worth

noun [U]  /wɜrθ/ us  

worth noun [U] (MONEY)

the amount of money that something can be sold for: The estimated worth of her jewels alone is about $30 million. A particular amount of money’s worth of something is the amount of money that it costs: $20 worth of gasoline

worth noun [U] (IMPORTANCE)

the importance or usefulness of something or someone: a sense of personal worth Some people are modest to the point of not realizing their true worth.

worth noun [U] (AMOUNT)

an amount of something that will last a stated period of time or that takes a stated amount of time to do: We got a week’s worth of diapers at the supermarket. When the computer crashed, we lost six month’s worth of work.

worth

adjective [not gradable]  /wɜrθ/ us  

worth adjective [not gradable] (IMPORTANCE)

important or useful enough to have or do: There are only two things worth reading in this newspaper – the TV listings and the sports page. I don’t think it’s worth talking about any more.

worth adjective [not gradable] (MONEY)

having a value in money of: They’re asking $10,000 for the car, but I don’t think it’s worth that much. It is an expensive restaurant, but for special occasions it’s worth it (= the value of what you get is equal to the money spent). If a person is worth a particular amount of money, the person has that amount or owns things that would cost that amount: She must be worth at least half a million.
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