wor·thy (wûr′thē) adj. wor·thi·er, wor·thi·est 1. Having worth, merit, or value: a worthy cause. 2. Honorable; admirable: a worthy fellow. 3. Having sufficient worth; deserving: worthy to be revered; …
Worthy(noun) 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. Worthy(verb) to render worthy; to exalt into a hero.
Definition of worthy. (Entry 1 of 3) 1a : having worth or value : estimable a worthy cause. b : honorable, meritorious worthy candidates. 2 : having sufficient worth or importance worthy to be remembered.
a combining form of worthy, occurring in adjectives that have the general sense "deserving of, fit for" (blameworthy; newsworthy; noteworthy; trustworthy), "capable of travel in or on" (airworthy; roadworthy; seaworthy), as specified by the first word of the compound.