Helena Bonham Carter
Elvira Mistress of the Dark
1.good or important enough to justify (what is specified): advice worth taking; a place worth visiting.2.having a value of, or equal in value to, as in money: This vase is worth 12 dollars.3.having property to the value or amount of: They are worth millions.noun4.excellence of character or quality as commanding esteem: women of worth.5.usefulness or importance, as to the world, to a person, or for a purpose: Your worth to the world is inestimable.6.value, as in money.7.a quantity of something of a specified value: ten cents' worth of candy.8.wealth; riches; property or possessions: net worth.
n.1. The quality that renders something desirable, useful, or valuable: the worth of higher education.2. Material or market value: stocks having a worth of ten million dollars.3. A quantity of something that may be purchased for a specified sum or by a specified means: ten dollars' worth of natural gas; wanted their money's worth.4. Wealth; riches: her net worth.5. Quality that commands esteem or respect; merit: a person of great worth.adj.1. Equal in value to something specified: worth its weight in gold.2. Deserving of; meriting: a proposal not worth consideration.3. Having wealth or riches amounting to: a person worth millions.Idioms:for all (one) is worthTo the utmost of one's powers or ability.for what it's worthEven though it may not be important or valuable: Here's my advice, for what it's worth.[Middle English, from Old English weorth; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.]http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/worth defines "worth" as:
2archaic : estimable— for all one is worth: to the fullest extent of one's value or abilityOrigin of WORTH
Middle English, from Old English weorth worthy, of (a specified) value; akin to Old High German werd worthy, worthFirst Known Use: before 12th century3worth nounDefinition of WORTH
1a : monetary value <farmhouse and lands of little worth>b : the equivalent of a specified amount or figure <a dollar's worth of gas>2: the value of something measured by its qualities or by the esteem in which it is held <a literary heritage of great worth>3a : moral or personal value <trying to teach human worth>b : merit, excellence <a field in which we have proved our worth>4: wealth, riche
noun1.relative worth, merit, or importance: the value of a college education; the value of a queen in chess.2.monetary or material worth, as in commerce or trade: This piece of land has greatly increased in value.3.the worth of something in terms of the amount of other things for which it can be exchanged or in terms of some medium of exchange.4.equivalent worth or return in money, material, services, etc.: to give value for value received.5.estimated or assigned worth; valuation: a painting with a current value of $500,000.
Culturally defined standards held by human individuals or groups about what is desirable, proper, beautiful, good or bad that serve as broad guidelines for social life.
They are: (1) values exist at different levels of generality or abstraction; (2) values tend to be hierarchically arranged (3) values are explicit and implicit in varying degrees; and (4) values often are in conflict with one another.