From Middle English valew, value, from Old French value, feminine past participle of valoir, from Latin valēre (be strong, be worth), from Proto-Italic *walēō, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂welh₁- (to be strong).
value (countable and uncountable, plural values)
- The quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable.
- (uncountable) The degree of importance given to something.
- The value of my children's happiness is second only to that of my wife.
- That which is valued or highly esteemed, such as one's morals, morality, or belief system.
- He does not share his parents' values.
- The amount (of money or goods or services) that is considered to be a fair equivalent for something else.
- (music) The relative duration of a musical note.
- The value of a minim (half note) is twice that of a crotchet (quarter note)
- (art) The relative darkness or lightness of a color in (a specific area of) a painting etc.
- (mathematics, physics) Any definite numerical quantity or other mathematical object, determined by being measured, computed, or otherwise defined.
- The exact value of pi cannot be represented in decimal notation.
- Precise meaning; import.
- the value of a word; the value of a legal instrument
- (in the plural) The valuable ingredients to be obtained by treating a mass or compound; specifically, the precious metals contained in rock, gravel, etc.
- That vein carries good values.
- value added tax
- value system
value (third-person singular simple present values, present participle valuing, simple past and past participle valued)
- To estimate the value of; judge the worth of something.
- To fix or determine the value of; assign a value to, as of jewelry or art work.
- I will have the family jewels valued by a professional.
- To regard highly; think much of; place importance upon.
- Gold is valued highly.
- To hold dear.
- I value these old photographs.
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