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Dictionary Definition

value

Noun

1 a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed; "the value assigned was 16 milliseconds"
2 the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable; "the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world"
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" [syn: economic value]
4 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 (music) the relative duration of a musical note [syn: time value, note value]
6 an ideal accepted by some individual or group; "he has old-fashioned values"

Verb

1 fix or determine the value of; assign a value to; "value the jewelry and art work in the estate"
2 hold dear; "I prize these old photographs" [syn: prize, treasure, appreciate]
3 regard highly; think much of; "I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity" [syn: respect, esteem, prize, prise] [ant: disrespect, disrespect]
4 place a value on; judge the worth of something; "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional" [syn: measure, evaluate, valuate, assess, appraise]
5 estimate the value of; "How would you rate his chances to become President?"; "Gold was rated highly among the Romans" [syn: rate]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • /ˈvæl.juː/

Noun

  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. The relative duration of a musical note.
    The value of a crotchet is twice that of a quaver.''
  5. 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
  6. Numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed.
    The exact value of pi can never be computed.

Synonyms

  • (quality that renders something desirable) worth

Translations

quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable
  • Czech: hodnota
  • Danish: værdi
  • Finnish: arvo
  • Greek: αξία (axía)
  • Hebrew:
  • Icelandic: gildi , mikilvægi , gagnsemi
  • Japanese: (かち, kachi)
  • Polish: wartość
  • Russian: ценность
  • Slovene: vrednost
  • Swedish: värde
  • Telugu: విలువ
the degree of importance you give to something
the amount (of money or goods or services) that is considered to be a fair equivalent for something else
  • Danish: værdi
  • Finnish: arvo
  • German: Wert
  • Hebrew:
  • Hungarian: érték
  • Icelandic: verðgildi
  • Polish: wartość, cena
  • Russian: ценность, цена, стоимость
  • Slovene: cena (as in cost), vrednost
  • Spanish: valor
  • Swedish: värde
  • West Frisian: djoerst
the relative duration of a musical note
relative darkness or lightness of a color
numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed
  • Czech: hodnota
  • Danish: værdi
  • Finnish: arvo
  • German: Wert
  • Hebrew:
  • Hungarian: érték
  • Japanese: (あたい, atai)
  • Polish: wartość
  • Russian: значение
  • Spanish: valor
  • Swedish: värde
an ideal accepted by some individual or group
  • Danish: værdi
  • Finnish: arvo
  • Hebrew:
  • Hungarian: értékrend
  • Icelandic: gildi
  • Japanese: (かちかん, kachikan)
  • Polish: wartość
  • Russian: ценность
  • Slovene: vrednota
  • Swedish: värde

Verb

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

Translations

estimate the value of
place a value on
regard highly
fix or determine the value of
hold dear

See also

French

Verb

value

Extensive Definition

Value may refer to:
value in Afrikaans: Waarde
value in Arabic: قيمة
value in Czech: Hodnota
value in German: Valor
value in Spanish: Valor (desambiguación)
value in French: Valeur
value in Korean: 가치
value in Italian: Valore
value in Hebrew: ערך
value in Norwegian: Verdi
value in Polish: Wartość
value in Romanian: Valoare
value in Slovak: Hodnota
value in Swedish: Värde
value in Vietnamese: Giá trị

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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