Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “worth”

See all translations

worth

adjective [not before noun]
 
 
/wɜːθ/
having a particular value: The shares are worth 262p. Tax cuts worth $10 billion should give businesses a boost.
owning a particular amount of money: As owner of almost 25% of the company, she's worth an estimated $10 billion.
be worth it to be of reasonable or good value for the price: He says the $349 cost was well worth it. enjoyable enough or producing enough advantages to make the necessary effort, risk, etc. seem acceptable: We believe the extra time and attention to detail is worth it. It's been hard work but worth it.
be worth doing useful, important, or good enough to be a suitable reward for the money or time spent or the effort made: Many income funds are worth considering since the total return is often better than from a growth fund. It is worth keeping an eye on rates over the coming weeks.
be worth sth to be important or interesting enough to be a reason for doing something: worth a look/try This investment could be risky but it's worth a try.
Translations of “worth”
in Spanish digno de, merecedor de, que merece la pena…
in French qui vaut…
in German wert…
in Chinese (Simplified) 钱, 值…钱的, 拥有…财产的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 錢, 值…錢的, 擁有…財產的…
(Definition of worth adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of worth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “worth” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hard luck story

a story or piece of information that someone tells you or writes about himself or herself, intended to make you feel feel sympathy for that person

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More