Definitions for VALUEˈvæl yu

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

val•ue*ˈvæl yu(n.; v.)-ued, -u•ing.

  1. (n.)relative worth or importance.

  2. monetary or material worth, as in commerce.

  3. the worth of something in terms of some medium of exchange.

  4. equivalent worth in money, material, or services.

  5. estimated or assigned worth.

  6. denomination, as of a monetary issue.

  7. magnitude; quantity: a point in the range of a function: The value of x2 at 2 is 4.

    the value of an angle.

    Category: Math

  8. import

    the value of a word.

  9. favorable regard.

  10. Often, values. the abstract concepts of what is right, worthwhile, or desirable; principles or standards.

    Category: Sociology

  11. any object or quality desirable as a means or as an end in itself.

    Category: Philosphy

  12. degree of lightness or darkness in a color. the relation of light and shade, as in a drawing.

  13. the relative duration of a musical note as expressed by a particular notation symbol.

    Category: Music and Dance

  14. the phonetic equivalent of a letter or letters: the value of th in that.

    Category: Phonetics

  15. (v.t.)to calculate the monetary value of.

  16. to consider with respect to worth or importance.

  17. to esteem.

* Syn: See appreciate.

Origin of value:

1275–1325; ME < OF valoir < L valēre to be worth

Princeton's WordNet

  1. value(noun)

    a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed

    "the value assigned was 16 milliseconds"

  2. value(noun)

    the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable

    "the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world"

  3. value, economic value(noun)

    the amount (of money or goods or services) that is considered to be a fair equivalent for something else

    "he tried to estimate the value of the produce at normal prices"

  4. value(noun)

    relative darkness or lightness of a color

    "I establish the colors and principal values by organizing the painting into three values--dark, medium...and light"-Joe Hing Lowe

  5. value, time value, note value(noun)

    (music) the relative duration of a musical note

  6. value(verb)

    an ideal accepted by some individual or group

    "he has old-fashioned values"

  7. value(verb)

    fix or determine the value of; assign a value to

    "value the jewelry and art work in the estate"

  8. prize, value, treasure, appreciate(verb)

    hold dear

    "I prize these old photographs"

  9. respect, esteem, value, prize, prise(verb)

    regard highly; think much of

    "I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity"

  10. measure, evaluate, valuate, assess, appraise, value(verb)

    evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of

    "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional"; "access all the factors when taking a risk"

  11. rate, value(verb)

    estimate the value of

    "How would you rate his chances to become President?"; "Gold was rated highly among the Romans"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. value(noun)ˈvæl yu

    the importance or helpfulness of sth

    I learned the value of hard work very young.; There is value in learning to write well.

  2. valueˈvæl yu

    the amount of money sth is worth

    the value of the painting; coins of different values

  3. valueˈvæl yu

    the amount sth is worth compared to what you pay for it

    This is great value compared to similar products.; You get great value for money at our store.

  4. value(verb)ˈvæl yu

    to believe that sth is important and helpful

    She values his advice.; I value my time too much to waste it like that.

  5. valueˈvæl yu

    to give an official price for sth

    The house was valued at $349,000.

Wiktionary

  1. value(Noun)

    The quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable

    The Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world.

  2. value(Noun)

    The degree of importance you give to something.

    The value of my children's happiness is second only to that of my wife.

  3. value(Noun)

    The amount (of money or goods or services) that is considered to be a fair equivalent for something else

    He tried to estimate the value of the produce at normal prices.

  4. value(Noun)

    The relative duration of a musical note.

    The value of a crotchet is twice that of a quaver.

  5. value(Noun)

    The relative darkness or lightness of a color in (a specific area of) a painting etc.

    "I establish the colors and principal values by organizing the painting into three values--dark, medium...and light." -Joe Hing Lowe

  6. value(Noun)

    Numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed.

    The exact value of pi cannot be represented in decimal notation.

  7. value(Verb)

    To estimate the cost of; judge the worth of something.

    I will have the family jewels valued by a professional.

  8. value(Verb)

    To regard highly; think much of; place importance upon.

    Gold was valued highly among the Romans.

  9. value(Verb)

    To fix or determine the value of; assign a value to, as of jewelry or art work.

  10. value(Verb)

    To hold dear.

    I value these old photographs.

  11. Origin: From the value, feminine past participle of valoir, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Value(noun)

    the property or aggregate properties of a thing by which it is rendered useful or desirable, or the degree of such property or sum of properties; worth; excellence; utility; importance

  2. Value(noun)

    worth estimated by any standard of purchasing power, especially by the market price, or the amount of money agreed upon as an equivalent to the utility and cost of anything

  3. Value(noun)

    precise signification; import; as, the value of a word; the value of a legal instrument

  4. Value(noun)

    esteem; regard

  5. Value(noun)

    the relative length or duration of a tone or note, answering to quantity in prosody; thus, a quarter note [/] has the value of two eighth notes [/]

  6. Value(noun)

    in an artistical composition, the character of any one part in its relation to other parts and to the whole; -- often used in the plural; as, the values are well given, or well maintained

  7. Value(noun)

    valor

  8. Value(verb)

    to estimate the value, or worth, of; to rate at a certain price; to appraise; to reckon with respect to number, power, importance, etc

  9. Value(verb)

    to rate highly; to have in high esteem; to hold in respect and estimation; to appreciate; to prize; as, to value one for his works or his virtues

  10. Value(verb)

    to raise to estimation; to cause to have value, either real or apparent; to enhance in value

  11. Value(verb)

    to be worth; to be equal to in value

Freebase

  1. Value

    Economic value is a measure of the benefit that an economic actor can gain from either a good or service. It is generally measured relative to units of currency, and the interpretation is therefore "what is the maximum amount of money a specific actor is willing and able to pay for the good or service"? Note that economic value is not the same as market price. If a consumer is willing to buy a good, it implies that the customer places a higher value on the good than the market price. The difference between the value to the consumer and the market price is called "consumer surplus". It is easy to see situations where the actual value is considerably larger than the market price: purchase of drinking water is one example. The economic value of a good or service has puzzled economists since the beginning of the discipline. First, economists tried to estimate the value of a good to an individual alone, and extend that definition to goods which can be exchanged. From this analysis came the concepts value in use and value in exchange. Value is linked to price through the mechanism of exchange. When an economist observes an exchange, two important value functions are revealed: those of the buyer and seller. Just as the buyer reveals what he is willing to pay for a certain amount of a good, so too does the seller reveal what it costs him to give up the good.

Editors Contribution

  1. value

    something with meaningful benefits that could be experienced by the recipient when thirsty in the desert, water is valuable, then gold has no value

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'VALUE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #530

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'VALUE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1064

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'VALUE' in Nouns Frequency: #119

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'VALUE' in Verbs Frequency: #739


Translations for VALUE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

value(noun)

worth, importance or usefulness

His special knowledge was of great value during the war; She sets little value on wealth.

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