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worthadjective

uk   /wɜːθ/  us   /wɝːθ/

worth adjective (MONEY)

B1 having a particular value, especially in money: Our house is worth £200,000. Heroin worth about $5 million was seized. informal having a particular amount of money: She must be worth at least half a million.be worth it to be of reasonable or good value for the price: Four days' car hire costs £150, which is well worth it for the freedom it gives you.
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worth adjective (IMPORTANCE)

be worth sth
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B1 to be important or interesting enough to receive a particular action: I think this matter is worth our attention. When you're in Reykjavík, the National Museum is worth a visit.
be worth having/doing sth to be important or useful to have or do: There's nothing worth reading in this newspaper. If you are a young, inexperienced driver, it is worth having comprehensive insurance. It's worth remembering that prices go up on 1 February.worth it enjoyable enough or producing enough advantages to make the necessary effort, risk, pain, etc. seem acceptable: It was a long climb to the top of the hill, but it was worth it for the view from the top. Don't tire yourself out Geri, it's really not worth it. After the plastic surgery I had two black eyes and was very swollen. But I knew it would be worth it. Forget him, love, - he's just not worth it.

worthnoun

uk   /wɜːθ/  us   /wɝːθ/

worth noun (MONEY)

[U] the amount of money that something can be sold for; value: The estimated worth of the plastics and petrochemical industry is about $640 billion.£20, $100, etc. worth of sth the amount of something that you could buy for £20, $100, etc.: $4 million worth of souvenirs and gift items have been produced for the event.
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worth noun (IMPORTANCE)

[U] the importance or usefulness of something or someone: He felt as though he had no worth. She has proved her worth on numerous occasions. The study proved that women were paid less than men holding jobs of comparable worth.
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worth noun (AMOUNT)

a month's, a year's, etc. worth of sth an amount of something that will last a month, a year, etc. or that takes a month, a year, etc. to do: a month's worth of grocery shopping I've done three hour's worth of work this morning.
Translations of “worth”
in Spanish valor…
in Vietnamese giá trị…
in Thai มูลค่า…
in Malaysian nilai, harga…
in French valeur…
in German der Wert…
in Indonesian nilai…
in Chinese (Simplified) 钱, 值…钱的, 拥有…财产的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 錢, 值…錢的, 擁有…財產的…
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