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val·ue

 (văl′yo͞o)
n.
1. An amount, as of goods, services, or money, considered to be a fair and suitable equivalent for something else; a fair price or return.
2. Monetary or material worth: the fluctuating value of gold and silver.
3. Worth in usefulness or importance to the possessor; utility or merit: the value of an education.
4. often values A principle or standard, as of behavior, that is considered important or desirable: "The speech was a summons back to the patrician values of restraint and responsibility" (Jonathan Alter).
5. Precise meaning or import, as of a word.
6. Mathematics A quantity or number expressed by an algebraic term.
7. Music The relative duration of a tone or rest.
8. The relative darkness or lightness of a color. See Table at color.
9. Linguistics The sound quality of a letter or diphthong.
10. One of a series of specified values: issued a stamp of new value.
tr.v. val·ued, val·u·ing, val·ues
1. To determine or estimate the worth or value of; appraise.
2. To regard highly; esteem: I value your advice. See Synonyms at appreciate.
3. To rate according to relative estimate of worth or desirability; evaluate: valued health above money.
4. To assign a value to (a unit of currency, for example).
adj.
1. Of or relating to the practice of investing in individual securities that, according to some fundamental measure, such as book value, appear to be relatively less expensive than comparable securities.
2. Relating to or consisting of principles or standards: a value system.

[Middle English, from Old French, from feminine past participle of valoir, to be strong, be worth, from Latin valēre; see wal- in Indo-European roots.]

val′u·er n.

value

(ˈvæljuː)
n
1. the desirability of a thing, often in respect of some property such as usefulness or exchangeability; worth, merit, or importance
2. an amount, esp a material or monetary one, considered to be a fair exchange in return for a thing; assigned valuation: the value of the picture is £10 000.
3. reasonable or equivalent return; satisfaction: value for money.
4. precise meaning or significance
5. (plural) the moral principles and beliefs or accepted standards of a person or social group: a person with old-fashioned values.
6. (Mathematics) maths
a. a particular magnitude, number, or amount: the value of the variable was 7.
b. the particular quantity that is the result of applying a function or operation for some given argument: the value of the function for x=3 was 9.
7. (Music, other) music short for time value
8. (Art Terms) (in painting, drawing, etc)
a. a gradation of tone from light to dark or of colour luminosity
b. the relation of one of these elements to another or to the whole picture
9. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics the quality or tone of the speech sound associated with a written character representing it: 'g' has the value dʒ in English 'gem'.
vb (tr) , -ues, -uing or -ued
10. to assess or estimate the worth, merit, or desirability of; appraise
11. to have a high regard for, esp in respect of worth, usefulness, merit, etc; esteem or prize: to value freedom.
12. (foll by at) to fix the financial or material worth of (a unit of currency, work of art, etc): jewels valued at £40 000.
[C14: from Old French, from valoir, from Latin valēre to be worth, be strong]

val•ue

(ˈvæl yu)

n., v. -ued, -u•ing. n.
1. relative worth or importance.
2. monetary or material worth, as in commerce.
3. the worth of something in terms of some medium of exchange.
4. equivalent worth in money, material, or services.
5. estimated or assigned worth.
6. denomination, as of a monetary issue.
7.
a. magnitude; quantity: the value of an angle.
b. a point in the range of a function: The value of x2 at 2 is 4.
8. import; the value of a word.
9. favorable regard.
10. Often, values. the abstract concepts of what is right, worthwhile, or desirable; principles or standards.
11. any object or quality desirable as a means or as an end in itself.
12.
a. degree of lightness or darkness in a color.
b. the relation of light and shade, as in a drawing.
13. the relative duration of a musical note as expressed by a particular notation symbol.
14. the phonetic equivalent of a letter or letters: the value of th in that.
v.t.
15. to calculate the monetary value of.
16. to consider with respect to worth or importance.
17. to esteem.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Old French valoir < Latin valēre to be worth]
syn: See appreciate.

val·ue

(văl′yo͞o)
1. Mathematics An assigned or calculated numerical quantity.
2. The relative darkness or lightness of a color. See more at color.

value

, chroma, hue - A color's value is its brightness, its chroma is its strength, and its hue is its position in the spectrum.
See also related terms for hue.

value


Past participle: valued
Gerund: valuing

Imperative
value
value
Present
I value
you value
he/she/it values
we value
you value
they value
Preterite
I valued
you valued
he/she/it valued
we valued
you valued
they valued
Present Continuous
I am valuing
you are valuing
he/she/it is valuing
we are valuing
you are valuing
they are valuing
Present Perfect
I have valued
you have valued
he/she/it has valued
we have valued
you have valued
they have valued
Past Continuous
I was valuing
you were valuing
he/she/it was valuing
we were valuing
you were valuing
they were valuing
Past Perfect
I had valued
you had valued
he/she/it had valued
we had valued
you had valued
they had valued
Future
I will value
you will value
he/she/it will value
we will value
you will value
they will value
Future Perfect
I will have valued
you will have valued
he/she/it will have valued
we will have valued
you will have valued
they will have valued
Future Continuous
I will be valuing
you will be valuing
he/she/it will be valuing
we will be valuing
you will be valuing
they will be valuing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been valuing
you have been valuing
he/she/it has been valuing
we have been valuing
you have been valuing
they have been valuing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been valuing
you will have been valuing
he/she/it will have been valuing
we will have been valuing
you will have been valuing
they will have been valuing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been valuing
you had been valuing
he/she/it had been valuing
we had been valuing
you had been valuing
they had been valuing
Conditional
I would value
you would value
he/she/it would value
we would value
you would value
they would value
Past Conditional
I would have valued
you would have valued
he/she/it would have valued
we would have valued
you would have valued
they would have valued
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.value - a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computedvalue - a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed; "the value assigned was 16 milliseconds"
numerical quantity - a quantity expressed as a number
characteristic root of a square matrix, eigenvalue, eigenvalue of a matrix, eigenvalue of a square matrix - (mathematics) any number such that a given square matrix minus that number times the identity matrix has a zero determinant
scale value - a value on some scale of measurement
parameter, argument - (computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program
2.value - the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable; "the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world"
worth - the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful
invaluableness, pricelessness, valuableness, preciousness - the positive quality of being precious and beyond value
monetary value, price, cost - the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold); "the fluctuating monetary value of gold and silver"; "he puts a high price on his services"; "he couldn't calculate the cost of the collection"
toll, cost, price - value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something; "the cost in human life was enormous"; "the price of success is hard work"; "what price glory?"
richness - the quality of having high intrinsic value; "the richness of the mines and pastureland"; "the cut of her clothes and the richness of the fabric were distinctive"
importance - the quality of being important and worthy of note; "the importance of a well-balanced diet"
unimportance - the quality of not being important or worthy of note
national income - the total value of all income in a nation (wages and profits and interest and rents and pension payments) during a given period (usually 1 yr)
GNP, gross national product - former measure of the United States economy; the total market value of goods and services produced by all citizens and capital during a given period (usually 1 yr)
GDP, gross domestic product - the measure of an economy adopted by the United States in 1991; the total market values of goods and services produced by workers and capital within a nation's borders during a given period (usually 1 year)
face value, nominal value, par value - the value of a security that is set by the company issuing it; unrelated to market value
book value - the value at which an asset is carried on a balance sheet; equals cost minus accumulated depreciation
market price, market value - the price at which buyers and sellers trade the item in an open marketplace
monetary standard, standard - the value behind the money in a monetary system
3.value - the amount (of money or goods or services) that is considered to be a fair equivalent for something elsevalue - 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"
quantity, measure, amount - how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
mess of pottage - anything of trivial value; "Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for a mess of pottage"
premium - the amount that something in scarce supply is valued above its nominal value; "they paid a premium for access to water"
4.value - 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
color property - an attribute of color
lightness - having a light color
darkness - having a dark or somber color
5.value - (music) the relative duration of a musical note
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
duration, continuance - the period of time during which something continues
6.value - an ideal accepted by some individual or group; "he has old-fashioned values"
ideal - the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain
introject - (psychoanalysis) parental figures (and their values) that you introjected as a child; the voice of conscience is usually a parent's voice internalized
principle - a rule or standard especially of good behavior; "a man of principle"; "he will not violate his principles"
Verb1.value - fix or determine the value of; assign a value to; "value the jewelry and art work in the estate"
overvalue, overestimate - assign too high a value to; "You are overestimating the value of your old car"
underestimate, undervalue - assign too low a value to; "Don't underestimate the value of this heirloom-you may sell it at a good price"
float - allow (currencies) to fluctuate; "The government floated the ruble for a few months"
set, determine - fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules"
2.value - hold dearvalue - hold dear; "I prize these old photographs"
do justice - show due and full appreciation; "The diners did the food and wine justice"
consider, regard, view, reckon, see - deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"
recognise, recognize - show approval or appreciation of; "My work is not recognized by anybody!"; "The best student was recognized by the Dean"
3.value - regard highly; think much of; "I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity"
consider, regard, view, reckon, see - deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"
think the world of - esteem very highly; "She thinks the world of her adviser"
reverence, venerate, revere, fear - regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of; "Fear God as your father"; "We venerate genius"
admire, look up to - feel admiration for
4.value - evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance ofvalue - evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of; "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional"; "access all the factors when taking a risk"
grade, score, mark - assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation; "grade tests"; "score the SAT essays"; "mark homework"
rate, value - estimate the value of; "How would you rate his chances to become President?"; "Gold was rated highly among the Romans"
pass judgment, evaluate, judge - form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"
assess - estimate the value of (property) for taxation; "Our house hasn't been assessed in years"
standardise, standardize - evaluate by comparing with a standard
reassess, reevaluate - revise or renew one's assessment
censor - subject to political, religious, or moral censorship; "This magazine is censored by the government"
praise - express approval of; "The parents praised their children for their academic performance"
5.value - estimate the value of; "How would you rate his chances to become President?"; "Gold was rated highly among the Romans"
revalue - value anew; "revalue the German Mark"
appraise, assess, evaluate, valuate, value, measure - evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of; "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional"; "access all the factors when taking a risk"

value

noun
2. cost, price, worth, rate, equivalent, market price, face value, asking price, selling price, monetary worth The value of his investment has risen by more than 100%.
plural noun
1. principles, morals, ethics, mores, standards of behaviour, code of behaviour, (moral) standards a return to traditional family values
verb
1. appreciate, rate, prize, regard highly, respect, admire, treasure, esteem, cherish, think much of, hold dear, have a high opinion of, set store by, hold in high regard or esteem Do you value your best friend enough?
appreciate underestimate, disregard, undervalue, have no time for, hold a low opinion of
2. evaluate, price, estimate, rate, cost, survey, assess, set at, appraise, put a price on I have had my jewellery valued for insurance purposes. cocaine valued at $53 million

value

noun
1. A measure of those qualities that determine merit, desirability, usefulness, or importance:
2. A level of superiority that is usually high:
3. That which is signified by a word or expression:
verb
1. To make a judgment as to the worth or value of:
2. To have a high opinion of:
Idioms: look up to, think highly of.
3. To recognize the worth, quality, importance, or magnitude of:
Idiom: set store by.
Translations
ثَمَنذات قيمة شِرائِيَّهطول النَّغَمَه الموسيقيَّهقيمةقِيمَة
hodnotaocenitprotihodnotaužitečnostcena
værdiværdsættevalutavurderepris
väärtus
arvoarvioida
vrijednost
becsülértékértékelértékrendfontosság
gildigildi; mikilvægi; gagnsemilengdargildimetarétt verî; góî kaup
価値
가치
branginamaskainą atitinkanti prekėpridėtosios vertės mokestisvertėvertybės
cenailgumslabas kvalitātes precenovērtētvērtēt
protihodnota
vrednostvrednotacenacenitioceniti
värdevärdera
คุณค่า
değerdeğer vermekfiyatkıymetkıymet takdir etmek
giá trị

value

[ˈvæljuː]
A. N
1. (monetary) → valor m
property/land valuesvalores mpl de propiedad/tierras
it's good valuesale a cuenta, está bien de precio
Spanish wines are still the best valuelos vinos españoles todavía son los que más salen a cuenta or los que mejor están de precio
to go down or decrease in valuebajar de valor, depreciarse
to go up or increase in valuesubir de valor, revalorizarse
a rise/drop in the value of the pounduna subida/bajada del valor de la libra
market valuevalor m en el mercado
the company offers good service and value for moneyla compañía ofrece un buen servicio a buen precio
it might contain something of valuepuede que contenga algo de valor
you can't put or set a value on it (lit, fig) → no se le puede poner precio
surplus valueplusvalía f
goods to the value of £100bienes por valor de 100 libras
see also book D
see also cash C
see also face D
2. (= merit) → valor m
literary/artistic/scientific valuevalor m literario/artístico/científico
his visit to the country will have huge symbolic valuesu visita al país tendrá un gran valor simbólico
to attach a great deal of value to sthconceder gran valor or importancia a algo, valorar mucho algo
to attach no value to sthno dar importancia a algo, no valorar algo
something of valuealgo valioso or de valor
to be of value (to sb)ser útil or de utilidad para algn, servir a algn
strategically, the city was of little value to the Britishdesde el punto de vista estratégico, la ciudad era de poca utilidad or tenía poco valor para los británicos
her education has been of no value to hersu educación no le ha servido de or para nada
to put or place or set a high value on sthvalorar mucho algo
sentimental valuevalor m sentimental
see also novelty
3. (moral) valuesvalores mpl (morales)
family valuesvalores mpl de familia
4. (Math, Mus, Gram) → valor m
what is the value of x when y is 5?¿qué valor tiene x cuando y es igual a 5?
B. VT
1. (= estimate worth of) [+ property, jewellery, painting] → valorar, tasar
to value sth at £200valorar or tasar algo en 200 libras
I had to have my jewellery valued for insurance purposestuve que valorar or tasar mis joyas para poder asegurarlas
2. (= appreciate) [+ health, life, independence,] → valorar; [+ sb's work, opinion, friendship] → valorar, apreciar
C. CPD value judgment Njuicio m de valor
value system Nsistema m de valores, escala f de valores

value

[ˈvæljuː]
n
(= importance, usefulness) → valeur f
(= financial worth) → valeur f
to fall in value [currency, property] → se déprécier
to lose value [currency, property] → perdre de sa valeur, se déprécier
to go down in value [currency, property] → se déprécier
to go down in value by ... → se déprécier de
to increase in value, to go up in value, to gain in value [currency,] → s'apprécier; [property] → prendre de la valeur, s'apprécier
to gain in value by ... → s'apprécier de ...
Their house has gained in value by 20 per cent → La valeur de leur maison s'est appréciée de 20 pour cent.
(= value for money) to be good value, to be good value for money → être d'un bon rapport qualité-prix
to offer good value → offrir un bon rapport qualité-prix
to be bad value → être d'un rapport qualité-prix médiocre
to get good value for money → en avoir pour son argent
You get good value for money in that shop → Vous en avez pour votre argent dans ce magasin.
vt
(= fix price) → estimer, évaluer
valued at → estimé(e) à, évalué(e) à
(= cherish) → attacher une grande valeur à values
npl (moral)valeurs fplvalue added tax n (British)taxe f sur la valeur ajoutée

value

n
Wert m; (= usefulness)Nutzen m; to be of valueWert/Nutzen haben, wertvoll/nützlich sein; her education has been of no value to herihre Ausbildung hat ihr nichts genützt; to put a value on somethingetw schätzen or bewerten; on leisure etceiner Sache (dat)(hohen) Wert beimessen; what value do you put on this?was für einen Wert hat das?; (fig also)wie bewerten Sie das?; to put too high a value on somethingetw zu hoch schätzen or bewerten; on leisure etcetw überbewerten; he places a high value on the education of his childrener misst der Ausbildung seiner Kinder großen Wert bei; he attaches no value/great value to iter legt keinen Wert/großen Wert darauf, ihm liegt nicht viel/sehr viel daran; of little valuenicht sehr wertvoll/nützlich; of no valuewert-/nutzlos; of great valuesehr wertvoll
(in money) → Wert m; what’s the value of your house?wie viel ist Ihr Haus wert?; what is its second-hand value?wie viel ist es gebraucht wert?; to gain/lose (in) valueim Wert steigen/fallen; increase in valueWertzuwachs m; loss of valueWertminderung f, → Wertverlust m; it’s good valuees ist preisgünstig; in our restaurant you get value for moneyin unserem Restaurant bekommen Sie etwas für Ihr Geld (inf); this TV was good valuedieser Fernseher ist sein Geld wert; lazy employees don’t give you value for moneyfaule Angestellte sind ihr Geld nicht wert; goods to the value of £500Waren im Wert von £ 500; they put a value of £200 on itsie haben es auf £ 200 geschätzt; propaganda/shock/novelty valuePropaganda-/Schock-/Neuigkeitswert m
values pl (= moral standards)(sittliche) Werte pl, → Wertwelt f; he has no sense of valueser hat keine sittlichen Maßstäbe
(Math) → (Zahlen)wert m; (Mus) → (Zeit- or Noten)wert m, → Dauer f; (Phon) → (Laut)wert m; (of colour)Farbwert m; what exactly is the value of this word in the poem?welchen Ausdrucks- or Stellenwert hat dieses Wort innerhalb des Gedichtes?
vt
house, jewelsschätzen; the property was valued at £100,000das Grundstück wurde auf £ 100.000 geschätzt
friendship, person(wert)schätzen, (hoch) achten; opinion, adviceschätzen; comforts, liberty, independenceschätzen, Wert legen auf (+acc); I value it/her (highly)ich weiß es/sie (sehr) zu schätzen; if you value my opinion …wenn Sie Wert auf meine Meinung legen; if you value your life, you’ll stay awaybleiben Sie weg, wenn Ihnen Ihr Leben lieb ist

value

:
value-creating activity
n (Econ) → Wertschöpfung f
value date
n (esp Brit Fin) → Verbuchungsdatum nt; (of a cheque) → Eingangsdatum nt
value-free
adjwertfrei
value judg(e)ment
nWerturteil nt
valueless
adjwertlos; (= useless also)nutzlos, unnütz; judgementwertfrei

value

[ˈvæljuː]
1. n
a. (worth) → valore m; (usefulness) → utilità
to lose (in) value (currency) → svalutarsi (property) → perdere (di) valore
to gain (in) value (currency) → guadagnare (property) → aumentare di valore
of no value → di nessun valore, senza valore
to be of great value to sb → avere molta importanza per qn
it has been of no value to him → non gli è servito a nulla
you get good value (for money) in that shop → si compra bene in quel negozio
this dress is good value (for money) → questo abito ha un buon prezzo
b. values npl (principles) → valori mpl
2. vt (financially) → valutare, stimare; (friendship, independence) → tenere a, apprezzare
it is valued at £80 → è valutato 80 sterline

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.

value

قِيمَة užitečnost værdi Wert αξία valor arvo valeur vrijednost valore 価値 가치 waarde verdi wartość valor ценность värde คุณค่า değer giá trị 价值

val·ue

n. valor.

value

n valor m; nutritional — valor nutritivo; the patient's values..los valores del paciente
References in classic literature ?
Astor, passed into the possession of the Northwest Company at about a third of their value.
All my jewels and articles of value, then, are packed up?
The debts amounted to double the value of the property.
But you, who make a mock of human life, don't you place any value upon it whatever?
We see the value set on animals even by the barbarians of Tierra del Fuego, by their killing and devouring their old women, in times of dearth, as of less value than their dogs.
Neither the value of lands, nor the numbers of the people, which have been successively proposed as the rule of State contributions, has any pretension to being a just representative.
The value of such a passage cannot be analysed: it can only be said that given such a subject, this alone is the right method of treatment.
Surely nothing could be better, hardly anything more directly fitted than careful reading of Wordsworth, to counter the faults and offences of our busy generation, in regard both to thought and taste, and to remind people, amid the enormous expansion, at the present time, of all that is material and mechanical in life, of the essential value, the permanent ends, of life itself.
The vessels they make use of are black earthenware, which, the older it is, they set a greater value on.
For which reason the art of money-getting seems to be chiefly conversant about trade, and the business of it to be able to tell where the greatest profits can be made, being the means of procuring abundance of wealth and possessions: and thus wealth is very often supposed to consist in the quantity of money which any one possesses, as this is the medium by which all trade is conducted and a fortune made, others again regard it as of no value, as being of none by nature, but arbitrarily made so by compact; so that if those who use it should alter their sentiments, it would be worth nothing, as being of no service for any necessary purpose.
These meditations were entirely employed on Mr Allworthy's fortune; for, first, he exercised much thought in calculating, as well as he could, the exact value of the whole: which calculations he often saw occasion to alter in his own favour: and, secondly and chiefly, he pleased himself with intended alterations in the house and gardens, and in projecting many other schemes, as well for the improvement of the estate as of the grandeur of the place: for this purpose he applied himself to the studies of architecture and gardening, and read over many books on both these subjects; for these sciences, indeed, employed his whole time, and formed his only amusement.
As to the exact value of the telephone to the United States in dollars and cents, no one can tell.