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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 ?
One discovered that money couldn't keep shame and sorrow out of rich people's houses, another that, though she was poor, she was a great deal happier, with her youth, health, and good spirits, than a certain fretful, feeble old lady who couldn't enjoy her comforts, a third that, disagreeable as it was to help get dinner, it was harder still to go begging for it and the fourth, that even carnelian rings were not so valuable as good behavior.
There are other statues in this buried city of Kurzon, and though they may not be so valuable they will give me a wealth of material for my research work.
She seemed to think that my elders withheld helpful information, and that from me she might get valuable secrets.
You are burnt beyond recognition," he added, looking at his wife as one looks at a valuable piece of personal property which has suffered some damage.
However I may prize such testimony from Monsieur Montcalm, it will be more valuable when it shall be better merited.
Two darling sons, and a brother, have I lost by savage hands, which have also taken from me forty valuable horses, and abundance of cattle.
We got a billiard-table over from Stockton," half bashfully interrupted Dick Mattingly, struggling from his end of the trunk to recover his composure, "and it had to be brought over in sections on the back of a mule, so I don't see why--" He stopped short again in confusion, at a sign from his brother, and then added, "I mean, of course, that a piano is a heap more delicate, and valuable, and all that sort of thing, but it's worth trying for.
In the better specimens of the breed, this peculiarity threw an ideal grace over the hard material of human life, without stealing away any truly valuable quality.
Sagaciously under their spectacles, did they peep into the holds of vessels Mighty was their fuss about little matters, and marvellous, sometimes, the obtuseness that allowed greater ones to slip between their fingers Whenever such a mischance occurred -- when a waggon-load of valuable merchandise had been smuggled ashore, at noonday, perhaps, and directly beneath their unsuspicious noses -- nothing could exceed the vigilance and alacrity with which they proceeded to lock, and double-lock, and secure with tape and sealing -- wax, all the avenues of the delinquent vessel.
He is, without doubt, the largest inhabitant of the globe; the most formidable of all whales to encounter; the most majestic in aspect; and lastly, by far the most valuable in commerce; he being the only creature from which that valuable substance, spermaceti, is obtained.
With one intent all the combined rival boats were pointed for this one fish, because not only was he the largest, and therefore the most valuable whale, but he was nearest to them, and the other whales were going with such great velocity, moreover, as almost to defy pursuit for the time.
She was so fond of me that she never would sleep out of my stall; she made her bed under the manger, and there she had a litter of five as pretty little puppies as need be; none were drowned, for they were a valuable kind, and how pleased she was with them