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Definitions of value

  1. hold dear; " I prize these old photographs"
  2. 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"
  3. ( music) the relative duration of a musical note
  4. 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
  5. a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed; " the value assigned was 16 milliseconds"
  6. an ideal accepted by some individual or group; " he has old- fashioned values"
  7. estimate the value of; " How would you rate his chances to become President?"; " Gold was rated highly among the Romans"
  8. regard highly; think much of; " I respect his judgement"; " We prize his creativity"
  9. fix or determine the value of; assign a value to; " value the jewelry and art work in the estate"
  10. That property of a color by which it is distinguished as bright or dark; luminosity.
  11. Degree of lightness as conditioned by the presence of white or pale color, or their opposites.
  12. Any particular quantitative determination; as, a function's value for some special value of its argument.
  13. The valuable ingredients to be obtained by treatment from any mass or compound; specif., the precious metals contained in rock, gravel, or the like; as, the vein carries good values; the values on the hanging walls.
  14. The property or aggregate properties of a thing by which it is rendered useful or desirable, or the degree of such property or sum of properties; worth; excellence; utility; importance.
  15. Worth estimated by any standard of purchasing power, especially by the market price, or the amount of money agreed upon as an equivalent to the utility and cost of anything.
  16. Precise signification; import; as, the value of a word; the value of a legal instrument
  17. Esteem; regard.
  18. Valor.
  19. To estimate the value, or worth, of; to rate at a certain price; to appraise; to reckon with respect to number, power, importance, etc.
  20. To rate highly; to have in high esteem; to hold in respect and estimation; to appreciate; to prize; as, to value one for his works or his virtues.
  21. To raise to estimation; to cause to have value, either real or apparent; to enhance in value.
  22. To be worth; to be equal to in value.
  23. The relative length or duration of a tone or note, answering to quantity in prosody; thus, a quarter note [] has the value of two eighth notes [].
  24. In an artistical composition, the character of any one part in its relation to other parts and to the whole; - often used in the plural; as, the values are well given, or well maintained.
  25. Worth; that which makes anything worth possessing; exact meaning; as, to grasp the value of each word; estimated worth; purchasing power; market price; fair price.
  26. To estimate the worth of; put a price on; esteem highly; hold dear.
  27. Valuer.
  28. Valued.
  29. Valuing.
  30. Worth: that which renders anything useful or estimable: the degree of this quality: efficacy: importance: excellence: price: precise meaning.
  31. To estimate the worth of: to rate at a price: to esteem: to prize.
  32. To estimate the worth of; rate at a price; esteem; prize.
  33. Worth; price; excellence.
  34. To estimate; appraise; esteem; prize.
  35. Intrinsic worth; utility.
  36. The market price.
  37. That property or those properties of a thing which render it useful or estimable; price; worth; high rate; importance; efficacy in producing effects; import; precise signification.
  38. To estimate the worth of; to rate at a certain price; to rate at a high price; to have in high esteem; to esteem; to take account of; to reckon at.
  39. Worth as estimated by some rate or standard; excellence; usefulness; efficacy in producing results.
  40. To rate or estimate at a certain price; to have in high esteem; to prize.
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Usage examples for value

  1. Its only value is as a means to an end. – The Holy Earth by L. H. Bailey
  2. I had missed my friend but I might have missed something of more value to me just at that time. – My Boyhood by John Burroughs
  3. Then he whispered in his ear: " Silence, if you value your life, silence! – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  4. Again and again I say, 'Lose not an hour if you value my life and your own. – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  5. He is sure of this, because he, Paul, has proved his value. – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren
  6. He did not value money for its own sake. – William Hickling Prescott by Harry Thurston Peck
  7. It added value to his life. – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  8. They want looking after closely to get full value from their work. – Two Years in Oregon by Wallis Nash
  9. Mevrouw brought us together, knowing how much we should value the acquaintance. – Letters of a Javanese Princess by Raden Adjeng Kartini Commentator: Louis Couperus
  10. " If Master Seadrift has this knowledge, he may value himself on his good fortune;" was the reply. – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  11. Isn't it strange, Ian, that I who can do wrong so easily still know so well and value so well what is right? – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker
  12. The price I paid for it was much below its value. – A Sweet Girl Graduate by Mrs. L.T. Meade
  13. And bitterly she thought how that was her way to learn the value of something when it was gone. – The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey
  14. If I can't do a simple job like that I sure can't be of enough value to you to do myself any real good." – Man of Many Minds by E. Everett Evans
  15. Do you think that the possession of all other things is of any value if we do not possess the good? – Plato's Republic by Plato
  16. I advise you to put away everything you value. – The Jolliest School of All by Angela Brazil
  17. I thought I should rather value it. – It Happened in Egypt by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  18. And what a value do we put upon him when it is done! – An Essay Upon Projects by Daniel Defoe
  19. " If you value your life, you will let me go," said the young man to the old one. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
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