Definitions for valuableˈvæl yu ə bəl, -yə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

val•u•a•bleˈvæl yu ə bəl, -yə bəl(adj.)

  1. having considerable monetary worth.

  2. having qualities worthy of esteem.

  3. of considerable use or importance.

  4. (n.)Usu., valuables. personal articles, as jewelry, of great value.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. valuable(adj)

    something of value

    "all our valuables were stolen"

  2. valuable(adj)

    having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange

    "a valuable diamond"

  3. valuable, worthful(adj)

    having worth or merit or value

    "a valuable friend"; "a good and worthful man"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. valuable(adjective)ˈvæl yu ə bəl, -yə bəl

    ≠ worthless

    valuable paintings

  2. valuableˈvæl yu ə bəl, -yə bəl

    important and helpful

    I learned a valuable lesson about life.


  1. valuable(Noun)

    a personal possession such as jewellery, of relatively great monetary value; usually used in plural form.

  2. valuable(Adjective)

    having a great value.

    That ring over there is very valuable

Webster Dictionary

  1. Valuable(adj)

    having value or worth; possessing qualities which are useful and esteemed; precious; costly; as, a valuable horse; valuable land; a valuable cargo

  2. Valuable(adj)

    worthy; estimable; deserving esteem; as, a valuable friend; a valuable companion

  3. Valuable(noun)

    a precious possession; a thing of value, especially a small thing, as an article of jewelry; -- used mostly in the plural

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'valuable' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2628

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'valuable' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3695

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'valuable' in Adjectives Frequency: #350

Translations for valuable

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


having high value

a valuable painting.

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