- 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 valuingaffectionate, generous, attentive, amiable, faithful, cordial, benevolent, loyal, devoted, friendly, earnest, thoughtful, warm, dear, passionate, considerate, doting, romantic, caring, admiring
Examples from the Web for valuing
Contemporary Examples of valuing
Valuing sex by only sheer physical pleasure is also an incredible narrow way to boil down a sexual experience.
It was a matter of valuing—and saving—the Constitution for the future.Why Egypt Has Coups … and We Don’t
August 22, 2013
Politicians love to talk about valuing those who worked hard and played by the rules.Pity the Coal Miners: A Greener Environment’s Biggest Losers
June 28, 2013
That makes sense since, at $38, the shares were wildly overpriced, valuing Facebook at more than $100 billion.Zuckerberg Bombshell: Did Facebook Bankers Secretly Slash Forecasts Before IPO?
May 22, 2012
For me, valuing virginity as sacred is simply not a concept I could embrace.Why I'm Selling My Virginity
January 23, 2009
Historical Examples of valuing
The same argument might be applied to the valuing of any business or profession.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
And, with a judgment trained in the valuing of men, he turned to Jim as our leader.Aladdin & Co.
Adverse criticism was out of the question for any one valuing his own repute.The Book-Collector
William Carew Hazlitt
We have no great right to wonder at his not valuing the name of Progillian.The Letters of Jane Austen
In valuing any durable good, the theory of time-value is implied.The Principles of Economics
Frank A. Fetter
- 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
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.