The quality or state of deserving well or ill; desert.
The quality or state of deserving well; worth; excellence.
Reward deserved; any mark or token of excellence or approbation; as, his teacher gave him ten merits.
To earn by service or performance; to have a right to claim as reward; to deserve; sometimes, to deserve in a bad sense; as, to merit punishment.
any admirable quality or attribute; "work of great merit"
the quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance); "there were many children whose deservingness he recognized and rewarded"
be worthy or deserving; "You deserve a promotion after all the hard work you have done"
a positive reward for doing something above average
a good feature that deserves praise, reward or admiration
A value indicating the amount of CPU time a particular creature deserves (or has earned) taking into account its length and the tasks that it has successfully completed.
The excellence of an object as assessed by its intrinsic qualities or performance.
A praiseworthy quality.