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16th century, learned borrowing from Latin gravit?s (weight) (compare French gravité), from gravis (heavy). Doublet of gravitas.


  • IPA(key): /???æv?ti/
  • Hyphenation: grav?i?ty


gravity (countable and uncountable, plural gravities)

  1. The state or condition of having weight; weight; heaviness.
  2. The state or condition of being grave; seriousness.
  3. (music) The lowness of a note.
  4. (physics) Force on Earth's surface, of the attraction by the Earth's masses, and the centrifugal pseudo-force caused by the Earth's rotation, resulting from gravitation.
  5. (in casual discussion, also) Gravitation, universal force exercised by two bodies onto each other (gravity and gravitation are often used interchangeably).
  6. (physics) Specific gravity.


  • weightfulness
  • The state or condition of being grave: graveness, seriousness

Derived terms

  • anti-gravity
  • centre of gravity
  • gravitation
  • graviton
  • gravity-assist
  • gravity drag
  • gravity turn
  • gravity wave
  • microgravity
  • quantum gravity
  • zero gravity



  • John A. Simpson and Edward S. C. Weiner, editors (1989) , “gravity”, in The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, ?ISBN
  • Gravitation in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)

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  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /w???/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /w??/
  • Rhymes: -??(?)?, -?(?)?

Etymology 1

From Middle English worth, from Old English weorþ, from Proto-Germanic *werþaz (worthy, valuable); from Proto-Indo-European *wert-.

Cognate with Dutch waard (adjective), Low German weert (adjective), German wert, Wert, Swedish värd, Welsh gwerth.


worth (not comparable)

  1. Having a value of; proper to be exchanged for.
  2. Deserving of.
  3. (obsolete, except in Scots) Valuable, worthwhile.
  4. Making a fair equivalent of, repaying or compensating.
Usage notes

The modern adjectival senses of worth compare two noun phrases, prompting some sources to classify the word as a preposition. Most, however, list it an adjective, some with notes like "governing a noun with prepositional force." Fowler's Modern English Usage says, "the adjective worth requires what is most easily described as an object."

Joan Maling (1983) shows that worth is best analysed as a preposition rather than an adjective. CGEL (2002) analyzes it as an adjective.


  • Organic strawberries are worth paying extra money for.
  • It's worth paying extra money for organic strawberries.

When "worth" is used as an adjective of a subject, the verb "to be" (usually associated with "worth") is singular or plural in accordance with the subject (in the first example, in the plural). In the other case, shown in the second example, the subject is the pronoun "it".

Derived terms


worth (countable and uncountable, plural worths)

  1. (countable) Value.
    I’ll have a dollar's worth of candy, please.
    They have proven their worths as individual fighting men and their worth as a unit.
    stocks having a worth of two million pounds
  2. (uncountable) Merit, excellence.
    Our new director is a man whose worth is well acknowledged.
  3. (uncountable) Wealth, fortune, riches, property, possessions.
  4. (uncountable) An amount that could be achieved or produced in a specified time.
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Middle English worthen, wurthen, werthen (to be; exist; come into being; come into existence), from Old English weorþan (to come into being; be made; become; arise; be), from Proto-West Germanic *werþan, from Proto-Germanic *werþan? (to come about; happen; come into being; become), from Proto-Indo-European *wert- (to turn; turn out).

Cognate with Dutch worden, Low German warrn, German werden, Old Norse verða (Norwegian verta, Swedish varda), Latin vertere.

Alternative forms

  • word


worth (third-person singular simple present worths, present participle worthing, simple past worth or worthed, past participle worth or worthed or worthen)

  1. (obsolete, except in set phrases) To be, become, betide.
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 2, ch. 3, "Landlord Edmund"
      For, adds our erudite Friend, the Saxon weorthan equivalent to the German werden, means to grow, to become; traces of which old vocable are still found in the North-country dialects, as, ‘What is word of him?’ meaning ‘What is become of him?’ and the like. Nay we in modern English still say, ‘Woe worth the hour.’ [i.e. Woe befall the hour]
    Woe worth the man that crosses me.
    (May good fortune befall you, my friend.)
Derived terms
  • forworth


  • worth in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • worth in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • worth at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • Joan Maling (1983), Transitive Adjectives: A Case of Categorial Reanalysis, in F. Henry and B. Richards (eds.), Linguistic Categories: Auxiliaries and Related Puzzles, vol.1, pp. 253-289.


  • throw, whort, wroth



From Old English weorþ


worth (comparative mair worth, superlative maist worth)

  1. Valuable, worth while.

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