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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 wor·thy /ˈwɝði/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wor·thy a. [Compar. Worthier superl. Worthiest.]
 1. Having worth or excellence; possessing merit; valuable; deserving; estimable; excellent; virtuous.
    Full worthy was he in his lordes war.   --Chaucer.
 These banished men that I have kept withal
 Are men endued with worthy qualities.   --Shak.
    Happier thou mayst be, worthier canst not be.   --Milton.
    This worthy mind should worthy things embrace.   --Sir J. Davies.
 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.
    No, Warwick, thou art worthy of the sway.   --Shak.
 The merciless Macdonwald,
 Worthy to be a rebel.   --Shak.
    Whose shoes I am not worthy to bear.   --Matt. iii. 11.
 And thou art worthy that thou shouldst not know
 More happiness.   --Milton.
    The lodging is well worthy of the guest.   --Dryden.
 3. Of high station; of high social position. [Obs.]
    Worthy women of the town.   --Chaucer.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
    The blood of ancient worthies in his veins.   --Cowper.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wor·thy, v. t. To render worthy; to exalt into a hero.  [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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,
      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]