value

[val-yoo]
noun
1.
relative worth, merit, or importance: the value of a college education; the value of a queen in chess.
2.
monetary or material worth, as in commerce or trade: This piece of land has greatly increased in value.
3.
the worth of something in terms of the amount of other things for which it can be exchanged or in terms of some medium of exchange.
4.
equivalent worth or return in money, material, services, etc.: to give value for value received.
5.
estimated or assigned worth; valuation: a painting with a current value of $500,000.
6.
denomination, as of a monetary issue or a postage stamp.
7.
Mathematics.
a.
magnitude; quantity; number represented by a figure, symbol, or the like: the value of an angle; the value of x; the value of a sum.
b.
a point in the range of a function; a point in the range corresponding to a given point in the domain of a function: The value of x 2 at 2 is 4.
8.
import or meaning; force; significance: the value of a word.
9.
liking or affection; favorable regard.
10.
values, Sociology. the ideals, customs, institutions, etc., of a society toward which the people of the group have an affective regard. These values may be positive, as cleanliness, freedom, or education, or negative, as cruelty, crime, or blasphemy.
11.
Ethics. any object or quality desirable as a means or as an end in itself.
12.
Fine Arts.
a.
degree of lightness or darkness in a color.
b.
the relation of light and shade in a painting, drawing, or the like.
13.
Music. the relative length or duration of a tone signified by a note.
14.
values, Mining. the marketable portions of an orebody.
15.
Phonetics.
b.
the phonetic equivalent of a letter, as the sound of a in hat, sang, etc.
verb (used with object), valued, valuing.
16.
to calculate or reckon the monetary value of; give a specified material or financial value to; assess; appraise: to value their assets.
17.
to consider with respect to worth, excellence, usefulness, or importance.
18.
to regard or esteem highly: He values her friendship.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English < Old French, noun use of feminine past participle (cf. valuta) of valoir < Latin valēre to be worth

misvalue, verb (used with object), misvalued, misvaluing.
nonvalue, noun
outvalue, verb (used with object), outvalued, outvaluing.
prevalue, noun, verb (used with object), prevalued, prevaluing.
self-valuing, adjective
supervalue, noun, verb (used with object), supervalued, supervaluing.


1. utility. Value, worth imply intrinsic excellence or desirability. Value is that quality of anything which renders it desirable or useful: the value of sunlight or good books. Worth implies especially spiritual qualities of mind and character, or moral excellence: Few knew her true worth. 3. cost, price. 18. prize. See appreciate.
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value (ˈvæljuː)
 
n
1.  the desirability of a thing, often in respect of some property such as usefulness or exchangeability; worth, merit, or importance
2.  an amount, esp a material or monetary one, considered to be a fair exchange in return for a thing; assigned valuation: the value of the picture is £10 000
3.  reasonable or equivalent return; satisfaction: value for money
4.  precise meaning or significance
5.  (plural) the moral principles and beliefs or accepted standards of a person or social group: a person with old-fashioned values
6.  maths
 a.  a particular magnitude, number, or amount: the value of the variable was 7
 b.  the particular quantity that is the result of applying a function or operation for some given argument: the value of the function for x=3 was 9
7.  music short for time value
8.  in painting, drawing, etc
 a.  a gradation of tone from light to dark or of colour luminosity
 b.  the relation of one of these elements to another or to the whole picture
9.  phonetics the quality or tone of the speech sound associated with a written character representing it: `g' has the value in English `gem'
 
vb , -ues, -uing, -ued
10.  to assess or estimate the worth, merit, or desirability of; appraise
11.  to have a high regard for, esp in respect of worth, usefulness, merit, etc; esteem or prize: to value freedom
12.  (foll by at) to fix the financial or material worth of (a unit of currency, work of art, etc): jewels valued at £40 000
 
[C14: from Old French, from valoir, from Latin valēre to be worth, be strong]
 
'valuer
 
n

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Word Origin & History

value
c.1300, from O.Fr. value "worth, value" (13c.), noun use of fem. pp. of valoir "be worth," from L. valere "be strong, be well, be of value" (see valiant). The meaning "social principle" is attested from 1918, supposedly borrowed from the language of painting. The verb is
recorded from late 15c. Related: Valued, valuing. Value judgment (1892) is a loan-translation of Ger. Werturteil.
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Medical Dictionary

value val·ue (vāl'yōō)
n.

  1. A principle, standard, or quality considered worthwhile or desirable.

  2. An assigned or calculated numerical quantity.

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value  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (vāl'y)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Mathematics An assigned or calculated numerical quantity.

  2. The relative darkness or lightness of a color. Value measures where a color falls on an achromatic scale from white to black. Compare hue, saturation.


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value definition


brightness

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Idioms & Phrases

value

see at face value.

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Example sentences
Point out that tigers have intrinsic value as well as financial value as a draw
  for tourists.
The combined street value of the bottles currently in this room runs into the
  tens of thousands.
Pretty as they are, the skirts' real value is as shelter for wildlife.
We wanted to see how easy they were to put together, how they held up, and if
  they came at a good price for their value.
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