worth (preposition) LISTEN
If something is worth $10, it means that most people think that it should cost $10.
- I paid $500 for this painting, but I think it’s only worth $200.
We can use worth to talk about how much there is of something. For example, if you buy three dollars’ worth of apples, it means that you buy a certain number of apples, and together those apples cost three dollars.
- That’s five days’ worth of work.
- I’ll take 30 dollars’ worth of gas.
If something is worth doing, it means that it is a good idea to do it, because it will be fun or interesting.
- The British Museum in London is worth visiting.
In pop culture
There are other meanings of worth.