|to expurgate (a written work) by removing or modifying passages considered vulgar or objectionable.|
|to run away hurriedly; flee.|
|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|
|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|
|[C14: from Old French, from valoir, from Latin valēre to be worth, be strong]|
value val·ue (vāl'y&oomacr;)
A principle, standard, or quality considered worthwhile or desirable.
An assigned or calculated numerical quantity.
see at face value.