- highly regarded or esteemed: a valued friend.
- estimated; appraised: jewels valued at $100,000.
- having value of a specified kind: a triple-valued offer.
Origin of valued
- relative worth, merit, or importance: the value of a college education; the value of a queen in chess.
- monetary or material worth, as in commerce or trade: This piece of land has greatly increased in value.
- the worth of something in terms of the amount of other things for which it can be exchanged or in terms of some medium of exchange.
- equivalent worth or return in money, material, services, etc.: to give value for value received.
- estimated or assigned worth; valuation: a painting with a current value of $500,000.
- denomination, as of a monetary issue or a postage stamp.
- 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.
- import or meaning; force; significance: the value of a word.
- liking or affection; favorable regard.
- values, Sociology. the ideals, customs, institutions, etc., of a society toward which the people of the group have an affective regard. These values may be positive, as cleanliness, freedom, or education, or negative, as cruelty, crime, or blasphemy.
- Ethics. any object or quality desirable as a means or as an end in itself.
- Fine Arts.
- degree of lightness or darkness in a color.
- the relation of light and shade in a painting, drawing, or the like.
- Music. the relative length or duration of a tone signified by a note.
- values, Mining. the marketable portions of an orebody.
- the phonetic equivalent of a letter, as the sound of a in hat, sang, etc.
- to calculate or reckon the monetary value of; give a specified material or financial value to; assess; appraise: to value their assets.
- to consider with respect to worth, excellence, usefulness, or importance.
- to regard or esteem highly: He values her friendship.
Origin of value
Synonyms for valueSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Related Words for valuedloved, valuable, respected, priceless, expensive, prized, appreciated, fancy, esteemed, cherished, beloved, dear, high-priced, precious
Examples from the Web for valued
Contemporary Examples of valued
The chicken, to this day, is valued for its medicinal properties.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity
December 27, 2014
The Senate Intelligence Committee report says they secured a contract with the CIA in 2006 valued “in excess of $180 million.”The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built
December 12, 2014
The cubby and the 460 bottles of wine, valued at $8,339.50 will remain at Cricova to be displayed.
The scarf was accompanied by a framed painting of Tanzanian birds and is valued at $595.
The cognac, an effort by the Georgian vintners to replicate the traditional French liquor, is valued at $1400 for a single bottle.
Historical Examples of valued
He had been defied, trapped, made a victim of the gang who had killed his most valued informer.Within the Law
Still, it is not valued in an American newspaper office as much as might be.In the Midst of Alarms
How shall those beauties be valued, which cannot be comprehended?Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
The mother of the sultan sent him a box, set with diamonds, valued at L1000.The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson
It seemed as though a great and valued friend lay at the point of death.Heroes of the Telegraph
- the desirability of a thing, often in respect of some property such as usefulness or exchangeability; worth, merit, or importance
- an amount, esp a material or monetary one, considered to be a fair exchange in return for a thing; assigned valuationthe value of the picture is £10 000
- reasonable or equivalent return; satisfactionvalue for money
- precise meaning or significance
- (plural) the moral principles and beliefs or accepted standards of a person or social groupa person with old-fashioned values
- 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
- music short for time value
- (in painting, drawing, etc)
- 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
- phonetics the quality or tone of the speech sound associated with a written character representing it`g' has the value dʒ in English `gem'
- to assess or estimate the worth, merit, or desirability of; appraise
- to have a high regard for, esp in respect of worth, usefulness, merit, etc; esteem or prizeto value freedom
- (foll by at) to fix the financial or material worth of (a unit of currency, work of art, etc)jewels valued at £40 000
Word Origin for value
Word Origin and History for valued
mid-15c., probably from value (n.). Related: Valued, valuing.
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.
- A principle, standard, or quality considered worthwhile or desirable.
- An assigned or calculated numerical quantity.
- Mathematics An assigned or calculated numerical quantity.
- The relative darkness or lightness of a color. Value measures where a color falls on an achromatic scale from white to black. Compare hue saturation.
Idioms and Phrases with valued
see at face value.