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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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English

Most common English words: stone « tree « cost « #782: value » cast » speaking » circumstances

Etymology

From the French value, feminine past participle of valoir < Latin valere (to be strong, be worth).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
value

Plural
values

value (plural values)

  1. The quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable
    The Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world.
  2. The degree of importance you give to something.
    The value of my children's happiness is second only to that of my wife.
  3. 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. (music) The relative duration of a musical note.
    The value of a crotchet is twice that of a quaver.
  5. (art) 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. Numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed.
    The exact value of pi can never be computed.

Synonyms

  • (quality that renders something desirable) worth

Derived terms

Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to value

Third person singular
values

Simple past
valued

Past participle
valued

Present participle
valuing

to value (third-person singular simple present values, present participle valuing, simple past and past participle valued)

  1. To estimate the cost of; judge the worth of something.
    I will have the family jewels valued by a professional.
  2. To regard highly; think much of; place importance upon.
    Gold was valued highly among the Romans.
  3. To fix or determine the value of; assign a value to, as of jewelry or art work.
  4. To hold dear.
    I value these old photographs.

Synonyms

Antonyms

Translations

See also

External links

  • value in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • value in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • value at OneLook® Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • Anagrams of aeluv
  • uveal

French

Verb

value f.

  1. Feminine past participle of valoir.

Simple English

Value is how much something is worth. Often the best way to find the value of something is to use the price that it can be sold for. In mathematics, a value is a number.








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