Definition of "value" []

  • An amount, as of goods, services, or money, considered to be a fair and suitable equivalent for something else; a fair price or return. (noun)
  • Monetary or material worth: the fluctuating value of gold and silver. (noun)
  • Worth in usefulness or importance to the possessor; utility or merit: the value of an education. (noun)
  • A principle, standard, or quality considered worthwhile or desirable: "The speech was a summons back to the patrician values of restraint and responsibility” ( Jonathan Alter). (noun)
  • Precise meaning or import, as of a word. (noun)
  • The desirability of a thing, often in respect of some property such as usefulness or exchangeability; worth, merit, or importance (noun)

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  • An amount, esp a material or monetary one, considered to be a fair exchange in return for a thing; assigned valuation (noun)
  • Reasonable or equivalent return; satisfaction (noun)
  • Precise meaning or significance (noun)
  • The moral principles and beliefs or accepted standards of a person or social group (noun)
  • A particular magnitude, number, or amount (noun)
  • The particular quantity that is the result of applying a function or operation for some given argument (noun)
  • A gradation of tone from light to dark or of colour luminosity (noun)
  • The relation of one of these elements to another or to the whole picture (noun)
  • The quality or tone of the speech sound associated with a written character representing it (noun)
  • To assess or estimate the worth, merit, or desirability of; appraise (verb)
  • To have a high regard for, esp in respect of worth, usefulness, merit, etc; esteem or prize (verb)
  • To fix the financial or material worth of (a unit of currency, work of art, etc) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "value" in a sentence
  • "In the 3200 data set the value for days that are flagged in other data sets are then estimated against the other stations and entered in as “original value” in 3200."
  • "But intrinsic value is not merely non-instrumental value; for it is also to be distinguished from what Moore calls the ˜value as a part™ of a situation, namely the extra contribution which the situation makes to the value of a complex situation of which it is a ˜part™, over and above its intrinsic value."
  • "Not a portion of the value, but the _whole value_, is resolvable into net income and revenue maintaining British families, and creating and sustaining"