Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “worth”

worth

adjective
 
 
/wɜːθ/
be worth sth B1 to have a particular value, especially in money: Our house is worth about 600,000 euros.Costs and expenses
be worth doing/seeing/trying, etc B1 to be useful or enjoyable to do/see/try, etc: It's not as good as his last book but it's definitely worth reading.Useful or advantageous
be worth it B1 to be useful or enjoyable despite needing a lot of effort: It was a long climb up the mountain but the view was worth it. Don't bother complaining - it's really not worth it.Useful or advantageous
be worth your while If it is worth your while doing something, it is useful or enjoyable despite needing a lot of effort: It isn't worth my while going all that way just for one day.Useful or advantageous
(Definition of worth adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “worth” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

look on the bright side

to find good things in a bad situation

Word of the Day

The language of work

by Kate Woodford,
October 15, 2014
Most of us talk about our jobs. We tell our family and friends interesting or funny things that have happened in the workplace (=room where we do our job), we describe – and sometimes complain about – our bosses and colleagues and when we meet someone for the first time, we tell

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More