- 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.
Origin of value
Synonyms for value
Related Words for valuesconscience, code, morals, mores, character, ideals, attitude, conduct, ethics, integrity, standards, scruples, beliefs
Examples from the Web for values
Contemporary Examples of values
Education controls the transmission of values and molds the spirit before dominating the soul.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President
January 9, 2015
And yes, our values include tolerance of those who wish to make fun of religion.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
January 8, 2015
I know that many of your values do, indeed, align with Republican policies.Dear Evangelicals: You’re Being Had
November 30, 2014
In Ferguson, these values are seen as white values, the morality a white morality.Prosecutor Used Grand Jury to Let Darren Wilson Walk
November 28, 2014
“I want to try to live my own values as consciously and purposefully as I can,” Booker told me in a phone interview.Talking Tofurky With Newly Vegan Cory Booker
November 26, 2014
Historical Examples of values
And to all nations, we will speak for the values that gave our nation birth.
In all these ways, I will bring the values of our history to the care of our times.
Finally, the quantity of some words has been altered to the values currently accepted as correct.Beowulf
Hence no increase in the productiveness of labour can increase the total sum of values.Freeland
What hope can a woman have of a man who values not his own reputation?Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)
- 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
"principles, standards," 1921, from plural of value (n.).
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.
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