from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having great worth or value; valuable; important; dignified; stately; excellent; worthy; deserving (of).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Worthy; excellent.
From Middle English worthely, wurthlich, from Old English weorþlīc ("important, valuable, splendid, worthy, estimable, honorable, distinguished, exalted, fit, becoming"), equivalent to worth + -ly. Cognate with Old High German werdlīh. (Wiktionary)