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value

val·ue

value

 
 
pronunciation:
vael yu
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an amount, esp. of money, considered to be equivalent to, or suitable exchange for, a thing or service.
The value of the ring was determined to be around $5000.
synonyms:
valuation, worth
similar words:
appraisal, charge, cost, denomination, expense, face value, fee, price
definition 2: inherent worth, importance, merit, or usefulness.
My parents believed in the value of a good education.
synonyms:
merit, use, usefulness, utility, worth
similar words:
account, advantage, avail, benefit, denomination, importance, meaning, significance
definition 3: degree of merit or usefulness.
synonyms:
merit, worth
similar words:
advantage, benefit, caliber, utility
definition 4: (pl.) principles considered most important; moral codes.
synonyms:
ideals, morals, principles, standards
similar words:
beliefs, ethics, mores, rules
definition 5: in mathematics, a number assigned to a variable, or the resulting real number when specific numbers are substituted for the variables in an algebraic expression or in a function.
In the equation x + 4 = 6, the value of x that makes the equation true is 2.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: valued, values, valuing
definition 1: to determine, estimate, or calculate the worth of; appraise; assess.
synonyms:
appraise, evaluate, rate, valuate
similar words:
appreciate, assay, assess, estimate, price
definition 2: to rate in terms of relative worth, desirability, or importance.
I value friendship more than money.
synonyms:
esteem, prize, rate
similar words:
admire, appreciate, cherish, honor, regard, revere, treasure
definition 3: to regard as important or valuable; esteem highly.
He valued her help.
synonyms:
appreciate, esteem, prize, treasure
similar words:
cherish, consider, respect, set store by
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Word History
Value comes from a Latin word that means both "to be of value" and "to be strong and well." Valiant (brave or heroic) and valor (heroic courage) come from the same Latin word.
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  belief, culture, moral
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