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valuable

[ val-yoo-uh-buhl, -yuh-buhl ]
/ ˈvæl yu ə bəl, -yə bəl /
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adjective

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.

noun

Usually valuables. articles of considerable value, as of personal property, especially those of relatively small size: They locked their valuables in the hotel safe.

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RELATED WORDS

antique, treasure, asset, commodity, heirloom, nugget, benefit, plum, advantage, collectible

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Origin of valuable

1580–90; value (v.) + -able
SYNONYMS FOR valuable
1, 3 Valuable, precious refer to that which has pecuniary or other value. Valuable applies to whatever has value, but especially to what has considerable monetary value or special usefulness, rarity, etc.: a valuable watch. That which is precious has a very high intrinsic value or is very dear for its own sake, associations, or the like: a precious jewel, friendship.
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British Dictionary definitions for valuables

valuable

/ (ˈvæljʊəbəl) /

adjective

having considerable monetary worth
of considerable importance or qualitya valuable friend; valuable information
able to be valued

noun

(usually plural) a valuable article of personal property, esp jewellery
Derived Formsvaluableness, nounvaluably, adverb
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