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
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Synonym study

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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