value

[ val-yoo ]
/ ˈvæl yu /

noun

verb (used with object), val·ued, val·u·ing.

Origin of value

1275–1325; Middle English < Old French, noun use of feminine past participle (cf. valuta) of valoir < Latin valēre to be worth

OTHER WORDS FROM value

synonym study for value

1. Value, worth imply intrinsic excellence or desirability. Value is that quality of anything which renders it desirable or useful: the value of sunlight or good books. Worth implies especially spiritual qualities of mind and character, or moral excellence: Few knew her true worth. 18. See appreciate.
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British Dictionary definitions for values

value
/ (ˈvæljuː) /

noun

verb -ues, -uing or -ued (tr)

Word Origin for value

C14: from Old French, from valoir, from Latin valēre to be worth, be strong
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Medicine definitions for values

value
[ vălyōō ]

n.

A principle, standard, or quality considered worthwhile or desirable.
An assigned or calculated numerical quantity.
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Science definitions for values

value
[ vălyōō ]

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.
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Idioms and Phrases with values

value

see at face value.

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