- 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 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|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
I know that many of your values do, indeed, align with Republican policies.
“I want to try to live my own values as consciously and purposefully as I can,” Booker told me in a phone interview.
She feels religion is irrelevant to politics, and in a country that values secularity, it should be.The Good Wife’s Religion Politics: Voters Have No Faith in Alicia's Atheism|Regina Lizik|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As a contribution to that change of ideas and of values these pages are offered.The Fruits of Victory|Norman Angell
There are no conceivable ethical or religious interests and no humane goals or values that justify these things.Preaching and Paganism|Albert Parker Fitch
I've left her a mind devoid of all values tacked on to a body that no longer interests her.The Blue Germ|Martin Swayne
In the next place, we must try to understand how the values of things are governed, and made to change from time to time.Political economy|W. Stanley Jevons
He values his own thoughts and reflections too much to sacrifice the least of them to the interests of his story.English Critical Essays|Various
- 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.
see at face value.