[uncountable and countable]the amount of money that something is worthCOLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS increase/rise/go up in value drop/fall/go down/decrease in value hold its value (=continue to be worth the same amount) high/low value market value (=the amount that something can be bought or sold for) street value (=how much people pay on the street to buy illegal drugs)
[countable]technicalHMa mathematical quantity shown by a letter of the alphabet or sign:
Let x have the value 25.
➔ see usage noteworth1GRAMMAR GRAMMAR Useworth followed by an amount to say how much money people would pay for something• a necklace worth $10,000!! Worthis never a verb• The house is worth (NOT The house worths) over a million pounds. worth, valueWorthcan be used as a noun to talk about how much money something is worth, but it is more usual to usevalue• The value of the property has doubled. • The current value of the car is about £1,000.Worth and valuecan be used as nouns to talk about how good or useful someone or something is• He has demonstrated his worth/value to the company. ➔ See alsoworth
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.