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Dobře placená procházka (English title: Worth While or A Well Paid Walk) is a Czech musical and film.

worthwhile adj : sufficiently valuable to justify the investment of time or interest; "a worthwhile book"

worthwhile \worthwhile\, adj. Worth the time or effort spent. See worth while. [1913 Webster] worthy. -- worthwhileness. --> [1913 Webster]

Worth \Worth\, a. [OE. worth, wur[thorn], AS. weor[eth], wurE; akin to OFries. werth, OS. wer[eth], D. waard, OHG. werd, G. wert, werth, Icel. ver[eth]r, Sw. v["a]rd, Dan. v[ae]rd, Goth. wa['i]rps, and perhaps to E. wary. Cf. {Stalwart}, {Ware} an article of merchandise, {Worship}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Valuable; of worthy; estimable; also, worth while. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] It was not worth to make it wise. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Equal in value to; furnishing an equivalent for; proper to be exchanged for. [1913 Webster] A ring he hath of mine worth forty ducats. --Shak. [1913 Webster] All our doings without charity are nothing worth. --Bk. of Com. Prayer. [1913 Webster] If your arguments produce no conviction, they are worth nothing to me. --Beattie. [1913 Webster] 3. Deserving of; -- in a good or bad sense, but chiefly in a good sense. [1913 Webster] To reign is worth ambition, though in hell. --Milton. [1913 Webster] This is life indeed, life worth preserving. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 4. Having possessions equal to; having wealth or estate to the value of. [1913 Webster] At Geneva are merchants reckoned worth twenty hundred crowns. --Addison. [1913 Webster] {Worth while}, or {Worth the while}. See under {While}, n. [1913 Webster]

While \While\, n. [AS. hw[=i]l; akin to OS. hw[=i]l, hw[=i]la, OFries. hw[=i]le, D. wigl, G. weile, OHG. w[=i]la, hw[=i]la, hw[=i]l, Icel. hv[=i]la a bed, hv[=i]ld rest, Sw. hvila, Dan. hvile, Goth. hweila a time, and probably to L. quietus quiet, and perhaps to Gr. ? the proper time of season. [root]20. Cf. {Quiet}, {Whilom}.] 1. Space of time, or continued duration, esp. when short; a time; as, one while we thought him innocent. ``All this while.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster] This mighty queen may no while endure. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] [Some guest that] hath outside his welcome while, And tells the jest without the smile. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster] I will go forth and breathe the air a while. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 2. That which requires time; labor; pains. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Satan . . . cast him how he might quite her while. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] {At whiles}, at times; at intervals. [1913 Webster] And so on us at whiles it falls, to claim Powers that we dread. --J. H. Newman. [1913 Webster] {The while}, {The whiles}, in or during the time that; meantime; while. --Tennyson. {Within a while}, in a short time; soon. {Worth while}, worth the time which it requires; worth the time and pains; hence, worth the expense; as, it is not always worth while for a man to prosecute for small debts. [1913 Webster]


Worthy can refer to:

worthy adj 1: having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable; "a worthy fellow"; "no student deemed worthy, and chosen for admission, would be kept out for lack of funds"- Nathan Pusey; "worthy of acclaim"; "orthy of consideration"; "a worthy cause" [ant: {unworthy}] 2: worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse; "the parents found the girl suitable for their son" [syn: {desirable}, {suitable}] 3: meriting respect or esteem; "the worthy gentleman" 4: having high moral qualities; "a noble spirit"; "a solid citizen"; "an upstanding man"; "a worthy successor" [syn: {noble}, {solid}, {upstanding}] 5: morally admirable; "a worthy citizen" n : word is often used humorously [also: {worthiest}, {worthier}]

Worthy \Wor"thy\, v. t. To render worthy; to exalt into a hero. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Worthy \Wor"thy\, a. [Compar. {Worthier}; superl. {Worthiest.}] [OE. worthi, wur[thorn]i, from worth, wur[thorn], n.; cf. Icel. ver[eth]ugr, D. waardig, G. w["u]rdig, OHG. wird[=i]g. See {Worth}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. Having worth or excellence; possessing merit; valuable; deserving; estimable; excellent; virtuous. [1913 Webster] Full worthy was he in his lordes war. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] These banished men that I have kept withal Are men endued with worthy qualities. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Happier thou mayst be, worthier canst not be. --Milton. [1913 Webster] This worthy mind should worthy things embrace. --Sir J. Davies. [1913 Webster] 2. Having suitable, adapted, or equivalent qualities or value; -- usually with of before the thing compared or the object; more rarely, with a following infinitive instead of of, or with that; as, worthy of, equal in excellence, value, or dignity to; entitled to; meriting; -- usually in a good sense, but sometimes in a bad one. [1913 Webster] No, Warwick, thou art worthy of the sway. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The merciless Macdonwald, Worthy to be a rebel. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Whose shoes I am not worthy to bear. --Matt. iii. 11. [1913 Webster] And thou art worthy that thou shouldst not know More happiness. --Milton. [1913 Webster] The lodging is well worthy of the guest. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. Of high station; of high social position. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Worthy women of the town. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] {Worthiest of blood} (Eng. Law of Descent), most worthy of those of the same blood to succeed or inherit; -- applied to males, and expressive of the preference given them over females. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

Worthy \Wor"thy\, n.; pl. {Worthies}. A man of eminent worth or value; one distinguished for useful and estimable qualities; a person of conspicuous desert; -- much used in the plural; as, the worthies of the church; political worthies; military worthies. [1913 Webster] The blood of ancient worthies in his veins. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

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  • worthwhile: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • worthwhile: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • worthwhile: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • worthwhile: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • worthy: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • worthy: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • worthy: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • worthy: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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