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Worth(wɜːθ; French vɔrt)
Worth can be a preposition or a noun.
If something is worth an amount of money, that is the amount you would get for it if you sold it.
Worth is not a verb. Don't say 'His yacht worths $1.7 million'.
You use worth as a noun after words like pounds or dollars to show how much money you would get for an amount of something if you sold it.
Don't talk about the 'worth' of something that someone owns. Don't say, for example, 'The worth of his house has greatly increased'. You say 'The value of his house has greatly increased'.
Past participle: worthed
|Noun||1.||worth - an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value; "10 dollars worth of gasoline"|
indefinite quantity - an estimated quantity
|2.||worth - the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful|
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
value - the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable; "the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world"
demerit, fault - the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection; "they discussed the merits and demerits of her novel"; "he knew his own faults much better than she did"
praisworthiness - the property of deserving praise
worthwhileness - value sufficient to repay time or effort spent
price - the high value or worth of something; "her price is far above rubies"
|3.||Worth - French couturier (born in England) regarded as the founder of Parisian haute couture; noted for introducing the bustle (1825-1895)|
|Adj.||1.||worth - worthy of being treated in a particular way; "an idea worth considering"; "the deserving poor" (often used ironically)|
irony - a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs
worthy - having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable; "a worthy fellow"; "a worthy cause"
|2.||worth - having a specified value; "not worth his salt"; "worth her weight in gold"|
valuable - having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange; "a valuable diamond"
merit wretchedness, unworthiness
it's worth five pounds → vale cinco libras
it's worth a lot of money → vale mucho dinero
what or how much is it worth? → ¿cuánto vale?
it's not worth much → no vale mucho
it's worth a great deal to me (sentimentally) → para mí tiene gran valor sentimental
he was worth a million when he died → murió millonario, murió dejando una fortuna de un millón
what's the old man worth? → ¿cuánto dinero tiene el viejo?
"don't tell anybody" - "what's it worth to you?" → -no se lo digas a nadie -¿cuánto me das si no digo nada?
to run for all one is worth → correr como si le llevara a uno el diablo
to sing for all one is worth → cantar con toda el alma
it must be worth a fortune → debe valer una fortuna
it's more than my job's worth to tell you → me costaría mi empleo decirte eso
it's not worth the paper it's written on → vale menos que el papel en que está escrito
she's worth ten of him → ella vale diez veces más que él
I tell you this for what it's worth → te digo esto por si te interesa
it's worth the effort → vale or merece la pena molestarse en hacerlo
it's worth having → vale or merece la pena tenerlo
it's (not) worth it → (no) vale or merece la pena
life isn't worth living → la vida no tiene sentido para mí
the cathedral is worth a look → la catedral merece la pena, merece la pena ver la catedral
it's worth mentioning that → merece la pena mencionar que ..., es digno de mención el hecho de que ...
it's worth supporting → es digno de apoyo
it's worth thinking about → vale or merece la pena pensarlo
it's not worth the trouble → no vale or merece la pena
the meal was worth the wait → la comida estaba tan rica que mereció la pena esperar, la comida mereció or compensó la espera
it's well worth doing → bien vale or merece la pena hacerlo
see also job, while
to be ten pounds' worth → représenter dix livres
"How much petrol shall I put in?" - -"About ten pounds' worth." → "Quelle quantité de carburant est-ce que je dois mettre?"- - "Mets-en pour à peu près dix livres."
two pounds' worth of apples → (pour) deux livres de pommes
400 dollars' worth of damage → 400 dollars de dégâts
a week's worth of food → une semaine de nourriture
How much is it worth? → Cela vaut combien?
It's worth a lot of money → Cela vaut très cher.
It's worth £50 → Cela vaut 50 livres.
to be worth sth [person] → peser qch
She's worth millions → Elle pèse plusieurs millions.
for all one is worth → de toutes ses forces
Push for all you're worth! → Poussez de toutes vos forces!
It's worth it → Cela en vaut la peine.
Is it worth it? → Cela en vaut-il la peine?
It's not worth it → Cela n'en vaut pas la peine.
to be well worth it → en valoir amplement la peine
to be worth a visit → mériter le déplacement
to be well worth a visit → mériter amplement le déplacement
This restaurant is well worth a visit → Ce restaurant mérite amplement le déplacement.
to be worth the effort → en valoir la peine
to be well worth the effort → en valoir amplement la peine
to be worth doing → valoir la peine d'être fait(e)
He's decided to see if the house might be worth buying
BUT Il a décidé de voir si cela valait la peine d'acheter la maison.
it's not worth your while → ça ne vaut pas la peine
do you think it's worth my while? → tu crois que ça vaut la peine?
to be worth sb's while to do sth
It will be well worth your while to track down these treasures → Vous auriez tout à gagner à retrouver ces trésors.
It would be worth your while to do something about the problem → Vous gagneriez à traiter ce problème.
how much is it worth? → quanto vale?
it's worth £5 → vale 5 sterline
it's worth a great deal → vale molto
it's worth a great deal to me (sentimentally) → ha un gran valore per me
he is worth his weight in gold → vale tanto oro quanto pesa
I'll tell you this for what it's worth → ti dico questo, per quello che può valere
what's it worth to you? → che valore ha per te?
to run for all one is worth → correre a gambe levate
it hardly seemed worth mentioning → non mi sembrava abbastanza importante da parlarne
it's well worth the effort/expense → vale lo sforzo/la spesa
it's not worth the paper it's written on → non vale nemmeno la carta su cui è scritto
it's worth it → ne vale la pena
it's not worth it, it's not worth the trouble → non ne vale la pena
it's more than my life is worth → non oserei mai
is it worth doing? → vale la pena di farlo?