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face value

n.
1. The value printed or written on the face, as of a coin or postage stamp.
2. See par value.
3. Apparent significance or value: took their compliments at face value.
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face value

n
1. (Banking & Finance) the value written or stamped on the face of a commercial paper or coin
2. apparent worth or value, as opposed to real worth
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face val•ue

(ˈfeɪs ˌvæl yu for 1; ˈfeɪs ˈvæl yu for 2 )
n.
1. the value printed on the face of a stock, bond, etc.
2. apparent value.
[1875–80]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.face value - the value of a security that is set by the company issuing itface value - the value of a security that is set by the company issuing it; unrelated to market value
value - the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable; "the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world"
2.face value - the apparent worth as opposed to the real worth
semblance, gloss, color, colour - an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading; "he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity"; "he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction"; "the situation soon took on a different color"
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Translations
القيمَه الأسْمِيَّه للعِمْلَه
nominální hodnota
pålydende
nafnvirîi, skrásett verî
nominálna hodnota
nominal/yazılı değer

face value

n (of coin) → valore m facciale or nominale
to take sth at face value (fig) → giudicare qc dalle apparenze
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face

(feis) noun
1. the front part of the head, from forehead to chin. a beautiful face.
2. a surface especially the front surface. a rock face.
3. in mining, the end of a tunnel etc where work is being done. a coal face.
verb
1. to be opposite to. My house faces the park.
2. to turn, stand etc in the direction of. She faced him across the desk.
3. to meet or accept boldly. to face one's fate.
-faced adjective
having a face of a certain kind. a baby-faced man.
facial (ˈfeiʃəl) adjective
of the face. facial expressions.
facing preposition
opposite. The hotel is facing the church.
facecloth noun
(American washcloth) a piece of cloth for washing the face or body.
ˈfacelift noun
1. an operation to smooth and firm the face. She has had a facelift.
2. a process intended to make a building etc look better. This village will be given a facelift.
ˈface-powder noun
a type of make-up in the form of a fine powder. She put on face-powder to stop her nose shining.
ˈface-saving adjective
of something which helps a person not to look stupid or not to appear to be giving in. He agreed to everything we asked and as a face-saving exercise we offered to consult him occasionally.
face value
the value stated on the face of a coin etc. Some old coins are now worth a great deal more than their face value.
at face value
as being as valuable etc as it appears. You must take this offer at face value.
face the music
to accept punishment or responsibility for something one has done. The child had to face the music after being rude to the teacher.
face to face
in person; in the actual presence of one another. I'd like to meet him face to face some day – I've heard so much about him.
face up to
to meet or accept boldly. She faced up to her difficult situation.
in the face of
having to deal with and in spite of. She succeeded in the face of great difficulties.
lose face
to suffer a loss of respect or reputation. You will really lose face if you are defeated.
make/pull a face
to twist one's face into a strange expression. She pulled faces at the baby to make it laugh.
on the face of it
as it appears at first glance, usually deceptively. On the face of it, the problem was easy.
put a good face on it
to give the appearance of being satisfied etc with something when one is not. Now it's done we'll have to put a good face on it.
save one's face
to avoid appearing stupid or wrong. I refuse to accept the reponsibility for that error just to save your face – it's your fault.
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References in classic literature ?
Unlike his sister, who put her trust in face values, he wished to go to the bottom of the matter.
Without arguing this matter of my general reputation, accepting it at its current face value, let me add that I have indeed lived life in a very rough school and have seen more than the average man's share of inhumanity and cruelty, from the forecastle and the prison, the slum and the desert, the execution-chamber and the lazar-house, to the battlefield and the military hospital.
He takes this apparently miraculous accession of strength at its face value. And many an overworked business and professional man, as well as a harried common labourer, has travelled John Barleycorn's death road because of this mistake.
The face value of their stock was $225,000,000, although few of them ever sent a message.
The next moment Clarence had made his spring; the gilded youths had shredded away like a mist, and he was leaning towards her, opening negotiations for the purchase of a yellow Teddy-bear at sixteen times its face value.
He said that the reason behind the introduction of the new system was the desire to introduce new capital on the stock exchange and attract new investors to it, explaining that the decision to reduce face values is mandatory for all 45 companies listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange.
Viagogo say the tickets' face values are between PS45 and PS125 but then advertise a ticket at PS374.
The 30-gram and 15-gram silver coins, with face values of 10 yuan and 5 yuan, will also have the forum's logo and full name in both languages, but with different decoration patterns on the reverse sides, according to the statement.
'BEYOND at Liberty View', located at 850 3rd Avenue, houses four of the company's brands under one roof, including Bed Bath & Beyond, Face Values, buybuy BABY and Cost Plus World Market.
in breach of the Consumer Rights Act, with seat numbers, face values and restrictions often not listed.
For some brands, in some markets, dropping coupons in some particular range of face values might be profitable whereas dropping coupons with face values outside that range may not be profitable.