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Language: Old English
Origin: weorth

worth

2 noun
     
worth2 W3 [uncountable]
1

ten pounds' worth/$500 worth etc of something

an amount of something worth ten pounds, $500 etc:
a chance to win £2000 worth of computing equipment
The fire caused thousands of pounds' worth of damage.
2

ten minutes' worth/a week's worth etc of something

XX something that takes ten minutes, a week etc to happen, do, or use:
We had only three days' worth of food left.
3 how good or useful something is or how important it is to people [= value]:
The new computer system has already proved its worth.
4 how much money something is worth [= value]:
It is difficult to estimate the current worth of the company.

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