English Online Dictionary. What means value? What does value mean?
- valew (in the sense of “valour”)
From Middle English valew, value, from Old French value ( = Italian valuta), feminine past participle of valoir, from Latin valēre (“be strong, be worth”), from Proto-Indo-European *walh₂- (“to be strong”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈvæljuː/, /ˈvaljuː/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈvælju/, [ˈvæɫ.ju]
- Hyphenation: value
- Rhymes: -æljuː
value (countable and uncountable, plural values)
- The quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable.
- Synonym: worth
- (uncountable) The degree of importance given to something.
- 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.
- Joe Hing Lowe
- I establish the colors and principal values by organizing the painting into three values--dark, medium […] and light.
- Joe Hing Lowe
- (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
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- (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.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)
- Bishop Burnet
- My relation to the person was so near, and my value for him so great.
- (obsolete) Valour; also spelled valew.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)
- added value
- economic value
- face value
- intrinsic value
- market value
- note value
- par value
- time value
value (third-person singular simple present values, present participle valuing, simple past and past participle valued)
- To estimate the value of; judge the worth of something.
- 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.
- To hold dear.
- value system
- value in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- value in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- value at OneLook Dictionary Search
- feminine singular of the past participle of valoir