What is merit?

  • (noun): Any admirable quality or attribute.
    Example: "Work of great merit"
    Synonyms: virtue
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on merit:

PFA Merit Award
... The Professional Footballers' Association Merit Award (often called the PFA Merit Award, or simply the Merit Award) is an award given by the Professional Footballers ...
Legion Of Merit (Rhodesia)
... The Legion of Merit was a Rhodesian order of merit awarded to both civilian and military recipients for service to Rhodesia ...
Merit, Texas
... Merit is an unincorporated community in Hunt County, Texas, United States ... Although it is unincorporated, Merit has a post office, with the ZIP code of 75458 ... Prominent Houston attorney Joe Rollins (1918-2008) was born in Merit ...
Merit School Of Music - History
... Merit School of Music was founded in 1979 by Alice S ... However, two years later Merit's growing enrollment created the need for a larger space and the school was moved to Chicago's Fine Arts Building ... In 1987, Merit moved again to the basement of the Dearborn Station in Chicago's Printer's Row neighborhood ...
Merit School Of Music
... Merit School of Music is a nonprofit organization located in Chicago, Illinois ... The mission of Merit School of Music is to "provide high-quality music education to students in metropolitan Chicago ... Merit School of Music is a member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts, Illinois Arts Alliance, Illinois Alliance for Arts in Education, Chicago Consortium of Community Music Schools, and ...

More definitions of "merit":

  • (verb): Be worthy or deserving.
    Synonyms: deserve

Famous quotes containing the word merit:

    There is a sort of homely truth and naturalness in some books which is very rare to find, and yet looks cheap enough. There may be nothing lofty in the sentiment, or fine in the expression, but it is careless country talk. Homeliness is almost as great a merit in a book as in a house, if the reader would abide there. It is next to beauty, and a very high art. Some have this merit only.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Merit at Courts, without favour, will do little or nothing; favour, without merit, will do a good deal; but favour and merit together will do everything.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    The merit of those who fill a space in the world’s history, who are borne forward, as it were, by the weight of thousands whom they lead, shed a perfume less sweet than do the sacrifices of private virtue.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)