# worth

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worth is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
 worth

## Contents

### Pronunciation

• (UK) IPA: /wɜːθ/
• (US) IPA: /wɜːrθ/
•  Audio (US) (file)

## Adjective

 Positive worth Comparative more worth Superlative most worth
1. If ${\displaystyle x}$ is worth ${\displaystyle y}$, ${\displaystyle x}$ has the value of ${\displaystyle y}$, usually in money.
The painting is worth over \$1 million.
Excuse me, how much is this ring worth?
The car is fifteen years old and isn't worth much anymore.
2. If something is worth doing, or is worth it, there is value in doing it. It's not a waste of time.
It's not worth washing now 'cause it'll just get dirty again later.
This is important, so it's worth taking your time to get it right.

## Noun

1. The worth of something is its value.
I just bought \$8,000 worth of gold.
Its worth is dropping every day.