- the value printed on the face of a stock, bond, or other financial instrument or document.
- apparent value: Do not accept promises at face value.
Origin of face value
Related Words for face valueface
Examples from the Web for face value
Contemporary Examples of face value
Let us, for argument's sake, take the comparison at face-value and examine its message and veracity.Obama: More Nixon Than Carter
September 25, 2010
Historical Examples of face value
The desires are not to be taken at their face-value, but are to be weighed and compared.
Double their face-value, and then I'll hand them over to anybody.The Slave of the Mine
He was an expert accountant, and you can take figures upon their face-value.The Second Fiddle
It insists on taking conjunctions at their ‘face-value,’ just as they come.Essays in Radical Empiricism
It is still current at face-value, especially in Germanic lands.Sketch of a New Esthetic of Music
- the value written or stamped on the face of a commercial paper or coin
- apparent worth or value, as opposed to real worth
see at face value.