- magnitude; quantity; number represented by a figure, symbol, or the like: the value of an angle; the value of x; the value of a sum.
- a point in the range of a function; a point in the range corresponding to a given point in the domain of a function: The value of x2 at 2 is 4.
- degree of lightness or darkness in a color.
- the relation of light and shade in a painting, drawing, or the like.
- the phonetic equivalent of a letter, as the sound of a in hat, sang, etc.
verb (used with object), val·ued, val·u·ing.
- value added,
- value date,
- value fund,
- value judgment,
Origin of value
Examples from the Web for value
But there's a ton of value for me in my background and my history, and losing it would be a shame.
As Randy notes, “Maybe there is a value in shining a light on this and asking the questions.”Your Husband Is Definitely Gay: TLC’s Painful Portrait of Mormonism|Samantha Allen|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Canned drinks like Mercy contain up 5,000 percent of the daily value of certain vitamins.
In a humiliating turn of events, the ruble has lost about half its value against the dollar so far this year.
He called her The Duchess, and if The Duchess didn't like something, then it was of no value.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This would mean 4.5 persons per house, certainly too low a value for the aboriginal social family.The Aboriginal Population of the North Coast of California|Sherburne Friend Cook
It is this power of combination with bases that makes them of value in wool dyeing.The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics|Franklin Beech
This fact, however, by no means detracts from the value of such a magnificent herd as that of Mr. Crosbie.Disturbed Ireland|Bernard H. Becker
He forgot all premonitions, doubt was behind him; he no longer gauged the value of his desire for Ludowika Winscombe.The Three Black Pennys|Joseph Hergesheimer
And yet he who seeks a meaning in these things and a value and an inner development may come to another kind of truth.Psychology and Social Sanity|Hugo Mnsterberg
- a particular magnitude, number, or amountthe value of the variable was 7
- the particular quantity that is the result of applying a function or operation for some given argumentthe value of the function for x=3 was 9
- a gradation of tone from light to dark or of colour luminosity
- the relation of one of these elements to another or to the whole picture
verb -ues, -uing or -ued (tr)
Word Origin for value
c.1300, from Old French value "worth, value" (13c.), noun use of fem. past participle of valoir "be worth," from Latin valere "be strong, be well, be of value" (see valiant). The meaning "social principle" is attested from 1918, supposedly borrowed from the language of painting. Value judgment (1892) is a loan-translation of German Werturteil.
mid-15c., probably from value (n.). Related: Valued, valuing.
see at face value.