- The quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable.
- The Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world.
- Synonyms: worth
- (uncountable) The degree of importance given to something.
- The value of my children's happiness is second only to that of my wife.
- 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
- 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.
- (music) The relative duration of a musical note.
- (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.
- (mathematics, physics) Any definite numerical quantity or other mathematical object, determined by being measured, computed, or otherwise defined.
- Precise meaning; import.
- the value of a word; the value of a legal instrument
- (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
- (obsolete) Esteem; regard.
- My relation to the person was so near, and my value for him so great.
- (obsolete) Valour; also spelled valew.
- French: valeur
- German: Wert, Wichtigkeit
- Portuguese: apreço
- Russian: значе́ние
- Spanish: valor, importancia
- German: Tonwert
- Portuguese: valor
- Russian: я́ркость
value (values, present participle valuing; past and past participle valued)
- To estimate the value of; judge the worth of something.
- I will have the family jewels valued by a professional.
- To fix or determine the value of; assign a value to, as of jewelry or art work.
- To regard highly; think much of; place importance upon.
- Gold was valued highly among the Romans.
- To hold dear.
- I value these old photographs.
- French: évaluer
- German: schätzen
- Italian: valutare, stimare
- Portuguese: valorar
- Russian: оце́нивать
- Spanish: valorar, cifrar