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val·u·a·ble

 (văl′yo͞o-ə-bəl, văl′yə-)
adj.
1. Having considerable monetary or material value for use or exchange: a valuable diamond.
2. Of great importance, use, or service: valuable information; valuable advice.
3. Having admirable or esteemed qualities or characteristics: a valuable friend.
n.
A personal possession, such as a piece of jewelry, having a relatively high monetary value: insured all of our valuables against theft.

val′u·a·ble·ness n.
val′u·a·bly adv.

valuable

(ˈvæljʊəbəl)
adj
1. having considerable monetary worth
2. of considerable importance or quality: a valuable friend; valuable information.
3. able to be valued
n
(usually plural) a valuable article of personal property, esp jewellery
ˈvaluableness n
ˈvaluably adv

val•u•a•ble

(ˈvæl yu ə bəl, -yə bəl)

adj.
1. having considerable monetary worth.
2. having qualities worthy of esteem.
3. of considerable use or importance.
n.
4. Usu., valuables. personal articles, as jewelry, of great value.
[1580–90]
val′u•a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.valuable - something of valuevaluable - something of value; "all our valuables were stolen"
hoarded wealth, treasure - accumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc.; "the pirates hid their treasure on a small island in the West Indies"
swag - valuable goods
precious metal - any of the less common and valuable metals often used to make coins or jewelry
Adj.1.valuable - having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange; "a valuable diamond"
expensive - high in price or charging high prices; "expensive clothes"; "an expensive shop"
important, of import - of great significance or value; "important people"; "the important questions of the day"
worthy - having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable; "a worthy fellow"; "a worthy cause"
worthless - lacking in usefulness or value; "a worthless idler"
2.valuable - having worth or merit or valuevaluable - having worth or merit or value; "a valuable friend"; "a good and worthful man"
worthy - having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable; "a worthy fellow"; "a worthy cause"

valuable

adjective
2. treasured, esteemed, cherished, prized, precious, held dear, estimable, worth your weight in gold She was a valuable friend and an excellent teacher.
3. precious, expensive, costly, dear, high-priced, priceless, irreplaceable valuable old books
precious cheap, inexpensive, worthless, crappy (slang), cheapo (informal), chickenshit (U.S. slang)
plural noun
1. treasures, prized possessions, precious items, heirlooms, personal effects, costly article Leave your valuables in the hotel safe.

valuable

adjective
Of great value:
Idioms: beyond price, of great price.
Translations
قَيِّم، ثَميننَفِيس
cennýhodnotný
værdifuld
arvokas
vrijedandragocjendragocjenost
értékes
dÿrmætur, verîmætur
高価な
값비싼
cenný
dragocen
värdefull
มีค่าเป็นเงินมาก
değerlikıymetli
có giá trị

valuable

[ˈvæljʊəbl]
A. ADJ
1. (in monetary terms) → valioso
is it valuable?¿vale mucho?
2. (= extremely useful) [information, assistance, advice] → valioso
a valuable contributionuna valiosa aportación
the experience taught me a valuable lessonaquella experiencia me enseñó una valiosa lección
we are wasting your valuable timele estamos haciendo perder su valioso or precioso tiempo
B. N valuablesobjetos mpl de valor

valuable

[ˈvæljuəbəl]
adj
[jewellery, painting, book, antiques] → de valeur
[information, experience, resources, tool, lesson] → précieux/euse; [time] → précieux/euse
valuable help → une aide précieuse

valuable

adj
jewel, possessions, resourceswertvoll; time, oxygenkostbar
(= useful)wertvoll; help, advicenützlich, wertvoll
n valuables
plWertsachen pl, → Wertgegenstände pl

valuable

[ˈvæljʊəbl] adj (contribution, time) → prezioso/a; (painting, object) → di valore, costoso/a

value

(ˈvӕljuː) noun
1. worth, importance or usefulness. His special knowledge was of great value during the war; She sets little value on wealth.
2. price. What is the value of that stamp?
3. purchasing power. Are those coins of any value?
4. fairness of exchange (for one's money etc). You get good value for money at this supermarket!
5. the length of a musical note.
verb
1. to suggest a suitable price for. This painting has been valued at $50,000.
2. to regard as good or important. He values your advice very highly.
ˈvaluable adjective
having high value. a valuable painting.
ˈvaluables noun plural
things of special value. She keeps her jewellery and other valuables in a locked drawer.
ˈvalued adjective
regarded as valuable or precious. What is your most valued possession?
ˈvalueless adjective
having no value; worthless. The necklace is completely valueless.
ˈvalues noun plural
standards or principles. People have very different moral values.
value-ˈadded tax noun
(abbreviation VAT) a tax that is imposed on goods and services.

valuable

نَفِيس cenný værdifuld wertvoll πολύτιμος valioso arvokas précieux vrijedan prezioso 高価な 값비싼 waardevol verdifull wartościowy valioso ценный värdefull มีค่าเป็นเงินมาก değerli có giá trị 宝贵的

valuable

a. valioso-a, valuable.
References in classic literature ?
The count had valuable Gobelin tapestries and Persian carpets in the house.
If these remarks have any foundation, that state of things which will best enable us to improve and extend so valuable a resource must be best adapted to our political welfare.
Such a valuable quality made Mazarin think of replacing Joubert, his intendant, who had recently died, by M.
So the Carter helped himself to so many of the most valuable goods that the horses easily ran away with the remainder.
Here," resumed Harriet, turning to her box again, "here is something still more valuable, I mean that has been more valuable, because this is what did really once belong to him, which the courtplaister never did.
The most valuable feature of the lecture was the disclosure of the methods of the Hindu jugglers in their famous performances, familiar in the mouths of travelers.
sold for less) is especially valuable for its illustrations.
Thus property is as an instrument to living; an estate is a multitude of instruments; so a slave is an animated instrument, but every one that can minister of himself is more valuable than any other instrument; for if every instrument, at command, or from a preconception of its master's will, could accomplish its work (as the story goes of the statues of Daedalus; or what the poet tells us of the tripods of Vulcan, "that they moved of their own accord into the assembly of the gods "), the shuttle would then weave, and the lyre play of itself; nor would the architect want servants, or the [1254a] master slaves.
It is only a few of the scions of our noblest and wealthiest houses, who are able to give the time and money necessary for the thorough prosecution of this noble and valuable Art.
My mind, however, is now made up on the subject, for having received ordination at Easter, I have been so fortunate as to be distinguished by the patronage of the Right Honourable Lady Catherine de Bourgh, widow of Sir Lewis de Bourgh, whose bounty and beneficence has preferred me to the valuable rectory of this parish, where it shall be my earnest endeavour to demean myself with grateful respect towards her Ladyship, and be ever ready to perform those rites and ceremonies which are instituted by the Church of England.
Hunt to join as a partner, and was considered by him, on account of his education and acquirements, and his experience in Indian trade, a valuable addition to the company.
It was, however, a very valuable copy of one of the famous pictures of the world, and Amy's beauty-loving eyes were never tired of looking up at the sweet face of the Divine Mother, while her tender thoughts of her own were busy at her heart.