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Value

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noun


(1)   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
(2)   The quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable
"The Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world"
(3)   A numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed
"The value assigned was 16 milliseconds"
(4)   An ideal accepted by some individual or group
"He has old-fashioned values"
(5)   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"
(6)   (music) the relative duration of a musical note

verb


(7)   Estimate the value of
"How would you rate his chances to become President?"
"Gold was rated highly among the Romans"
(8)   Place a value on; judge the worth of something
"I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional"
(9)   Regard highly; think much of
"I respect his judgement"
"We prize his creativity"
(10)   Fix or determine the value of; assign a value to
"Value the jewelry and art work in the estate"
(11)   Hold dear
"I prize these old photographs"
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Etymology


From the , feminine past participle of < .

Noun



  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. The relative duration of a musical note.
    The value of a crotchet is twice that of a quaver.
  5. 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." -Joe Hing Lowe
  6. Numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed.
    The exact value of pi can never be computed.

Verb



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

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