Value

Noun

  • The degree of importance given to something.

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

  • The amount (of money or goods or services) that is considered to be a fair equivalent for something else.
  • Numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed.

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

  • (in the plural) The valuable ingredients to be obtained by treating a mass or compound; specifically, the precious metals contained in rock, gravel, etc.

    "the values on the hanging walls"

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

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

  • That which is valued or highly esteemed, as one's morals, morality, or belief system.

    "family values"

  • (art) The relative darkness or lightness of a color in (a specific area of) a painting etc.
  • (in the plural) The valuable ingredients to be obtained by treating a mass or compound; specifically, the precious metals contained in rock, gravel, etc.

    "The vein carries good values."

  • (obsolete) valour; also spelled valew.
  • That which is valued or highly esteemed, as one's morals, morality, or belief system.

    "He does not share his parents' values."

  • (music) The relative duration of a musical note.

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

  • Precise meaning; import.
  • (obsolete) Esteem; regard.

Verb

  • To fix or determine the value of; assign a value to, as of jewelry or art work.
  • To estimate the value of; judge the worth of something.

    "I will have the family jewels valued by a professional."

  • To hold dear.

    "I value these old photographs."

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

    "Gold was valued highly among the Romans."

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