To be; to become; to betide; -- now used only in the phrases, woe worth the day, woe worth the man, etc., in which the verb is in the imperative, and the nouns day, man, etc., are in the dative. Woe be to the day, woe be to the man, etc., are equivalent phrases.
- The quality that renders something desirable, useful, or valuable: the worth of higher education.
- Material or market value: stocks having a worth of ten million dollars.
- 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.
- Wealth; riches: her net worth.
- Quality that commands esteem or respect; merit: a person of great worth.
- Equal in value to something specified: worth its weight in gold.
- Deserving of; meriting: a proposal not worth consideration.
- Having wealth or riches amounting to: a person worth millions.
- for all (one) is worth To the utmost of one's powers or ability.
- for what it's worth Even though it may not be important or valuable: Here's my advice, for what it's worth.
- Archaic To befall; betide: "Howl ye, Woe worth the day!” ( Ezekiel 30:2).