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Noun

Singular
value

Plural
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  1. The quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable
    The Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world.
  2. The degree of importance you give to something.
    The value of my children's happiness is second only to that of my wife.
  3. The amount (of money or goods or services) that is considered to be a fair equivalent for something else
    He tried to estimate the value of the produce at normal prices.
  4. (music) The relative duration of a musical note.
    The value of a crotchet is twice that of a quaver.
  5. Relative darkness or lightness of a color;
    "I establish the colors and principal values by organizing the painting into three values--dark, medium...and light." -Joe Hing Lowe
  6. Numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed.
    The exact value of pi can never be computed.

Synonyms

  • (quality that renders something desirable) worth

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Verb

Infinitive
to value

Third person singular
valu

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to value (third-person singular simple present valu, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. Estimate the cost of; judge the worth of something.
    I will have the family jewels valued by a professional.
  2. Regard highly; think much of; place importance upon.
    Gold was valued highly among the Romans.
  3. Fix or determine the value of; assign a value to, as of jewelry or art work.
  4. Hold dear.
    I value these old photographs.

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French

Verb

value f.

  1. Feminine past participle of valoir.

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