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Definition of "valuable" []

  • Having considerable monetary or material value for use or exchange: a valuable diamond. (adjective)
  • Of great importance, use, or service: valuable information; valuable advice. (adjective)
  • Having admirable or esteemed qualities or characteristics: a valuable friend. (adjective)
  • A personal possession, such as a piece of jewelry, having a relatively high monetary value. Often used in the plural. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "valuable" in a sentence
  • "And I am not strictly opposed to a player on a non-contender winning the award, which has happened on occasion think Alex Rodriguez of the last-place Rangers in 2003 although I admit that's a tougher one for me since the word valuable suggests that the players' achievements did not go for naught and actually helped a team play into October."
  • "The criteria for the major leagues' MVP awards, voted on by members of the Baseball Writers Association of America, are fluid, depending largely on a voter's definition of the word "valuable.""
  • "The U.S. military says he was seized two weeks ago and has been providing what they describe as valuable information about the group's inter-workings."