[ US /ˈvæɫju/ ]
[ UK /vˈæljuː/ ]
  1. (music) the relative duration of a musical note
  2. an ideal accepted by some individual or group
    he has old-fashioned values
  3. the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable
    the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world
  4. a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed
    the value assigned was 16 milliseconds
  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. 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
  1. evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
    access all the factors when taking a risk
    I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional
  2. hold dear
    I prize these old photographs
  3. regard highly; think much of
    I respect his judgement
    We prize his creativity
  4. fix or determine the value of; assign a value to
    value the jewelry and art work in the estate
  5. estimate the value of
    How would you rate his chances to become President?
    Gold was rated highly among the Romans
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How To Use value In A Sentence

  • Who is willing to believe that Alexandria is exactly 5000 stadia from Syene, whatever the value of the stadium?
  • Book value can increase as a result of mergers, and it can go up if a company has just sold a lot of new equity.
  • You estimate, I will offer your estimated value to the auction committee.
  • Measurement Intangible assets, such as knowledge and learning, account for a large part of a company's value.
  • Among our number, there must be some who can bring home to the viewers the value and fascination of history as an art and science.
  • The argument behind x is not quantitative, and we do not have an expression for its expected value under a null isolation model.
  • It was the policy of the good old gentlemen to make his chileren feel that home was the happiest place in the world; and I value this delicious home---feeling as one of the choicest gifts a parent can bestow. 
  • When the tax credit was in place, a person could buy a house for $8,000 down (the bluebook value of a 2005 Dodge Caravan). Tom Silva: Why Should We Care About Housing?
  • These same people also routinely said they felt comfortable with Bush as a leader with values and dignity.
  • Recruit rich white republicunts (carpetbaggers) to swoop in and scoop-up "devalued" (seized from still-exiled owners) properties and change the entire complexion (race, income, politics, everyfuckingthing) of the ENTIRE GREATER NEW ORLEANS AREA. Your Right Hand Thief
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