having considerable monetary worth; costing or bringing a high price: a valuable painting; a valuable crop.
having qualities worthy of respect, admiration, or esteem: a valuable friend.
of considerable use, service, or importance: valuable information.
Usually valuables. articles of considerable value, as of personal property, especially those of relatively small size: They locked their valuables in the hotel safe.
- val·u·a·ble·ness, noun
- val·u·a·bly, adverb
- non·val·u·a·ble, adjective
- o·ver·val·u·a·ble, adjective
- o·ver·val·u·a·ble·ness, noun
- o·ver·val·u·a·bly, adverb
- un·val·u·a·ble, adjective
- un·val·u·a·bly, adverb
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How to use valuable in a sentence
But instead of opening fire, they went through the rooms, grabbing any remaining valuables.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis | Nina Strochlic | November 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As an initial act of good faith, Schwend agreed to turn over to the OSS all of his “hidden valuables.”
Abdul kept him and other members of the mob at bay by throwing his valuables out of his window onto the street.Burma’s Rohingya Muslims Targeted by Buddhist Mob Violence | Brendan Brady | June 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
They left no notes, though they secretly sent some valuables to their children.
He gets very rich because people bring in their valuables in hopes of leaving.
Thus an unnecessary display of money or valuables, or leaving them where they would tempt thieves, may be negligence.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
In many states by statute an innkeeper avoids liability for the valuables of his guest unless they are deposited with him.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
All the schoolroom shutters were to be brought into the play-room, as well as all valuables from the desks.Digby Heathcote | W.H.G. Kingston
It is frequently desired to have some handy place for storing valuables where there is but little chance of discovering them.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
My arms had been taken from me, and my pockets rifled of all their valuables, including my watch.Three Years in the Federal Cavalry | Willard Glazier
British Dictionary definitions for valuable
having considerable monetary worth
of considerable importance or quality: a valuable friend; valuable information
able to be valued
(usually plural) a valuable article of personal property, esp jewellery
- valuableness, noun
- valuably, adverb
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