Associations to the word «Merit»

Wiktionary

MERIT, noun. Something deserving positive recognition.
MERIT, noun. Something worthy of a high rating.
MERIT, noun. A claim to commendation or reward.
MERIT, noun. The quality of deserving reward.
MERIT, noun. Reward deserved; any mark or token of excellence or approbation.
MERIT, noun. (obsolete) The quality or state of deserving either good or bad; desert.
MERIT, verb. (transitive) To earn or to deserve.
MERIT, verb. (intransitive) To be worthy or deserving.
MERIT, verb. (obsolete) (rare) To reward.
MERIT FIELD, noun. (Tibetan Buddhism) a pictorial representation, usually represented on a thangka, of the triratna and lama for the purpose of veneration when taking Refuge.
MERIT GOOD, noun. (economics) A commodity that an individual or society should have on the basis of some concept of need, rather than ability and willingness to pay.
MERIT GOODS, noun. Plural of merit good

Dictionary definition

MERIT, noun. Any admirable quality or attribute; "work of great merit".
MERIT, noun. The quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance); "there were many children whose deservingness he recognized and rewarded".
MERIT, verb. Be worthy or deserving; "You deserve a promotion after all the hard work you have done".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats