Pronunciation Noun


  1. The quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable.
    The Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world.
    Synonyms: worth
  2. (uncountable) The degree of importance given to something.
    The value of my children's happiness is second only to that of my wife.
  3. That which is valued or highly esteemed, such as one's morals, morality, or belief system.
    He does not share his parents' values.
    family values
  4. The amount (of money or goods or services) that is considered to be a fair equivalent for something else.
    • An article may be possessed of the highest degree of utility, or power to minister to our wants and enjoyments, and may be universally made use of, without possessing exchangeable value.
    • His design was not to pay him the value of his pictures, because they were above any price.
  5. (music) The relative duration of a musical note.
    The value of a crotchet is twice that of a quaver.
  6. (arts) The relative darkness or lightness of a color in (a specific area of) a painting etc.
    • I establish the colors and principal values by organizing the painting into three values--dark, medium […] and light.
  7. (mathematics, physics) Any definite numerical quantity or other mathematical object, determined by being measured, computed, or otherwise defined.
    The exact value of pi cannot be represented in decimal notation.
  8. Precise meaning; import.
    the value of a word; the value of a legal instrument
  9. (in the plural) The valuable ingredients to be obtained by treating a mass or compound; specifically, the precious metals contained in rock, gravel, etc.
    The vein carries good values.
    the values on the hanging walls
  10. (obsolete) Esteem; regard.
    • My relation to the person was so near, and my value for him so great.
  11. (obsolete) Valour; also spelled valew.
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  • French: valeur
  • German: Notenwert, Wert
  • Portuguese: valor
  • Russian: дли́тельность
  • German: Tonwert
  • Portuguese: valor
  • Russian: я́ркость
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value (values, present participle valuing; past and past participle valued)

  1. To estimate the value of; judge the worth of something.
    I will have the family jewels valued by a professional.
  2. To fix or determine the value of; assign a value to, as of jewelry or art work.
  3. To regard highly; think much of; place importance upon.
    Gold was valued highly among the Romans.
  4. To hold dear.
    I value these old photographs.
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