- Face value is defined as the value printed on money or on a bill or bond or on a ticket, or the amount of the death benefits of an insurance policy, or the assumed value based on appearances.
- An example of face value is the price someone asks for when selling a concert ticket at the price originally paid for it.
- An example of face value is assuming a business is profitable because they have expensive-looking offices.
The face value of this bill is twenty dollars.
face value definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- the value printed or stamped on a bill, bond, coin, etc.
- the amount of the death benefits of a life insurance policy
- the seeming value: to take a promise at face value
face value definition by American Heritage Dictionary
nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The value printed or written on the face, as of a bill or bond.
- Apparent significance or value: took their compliments at face value.
face value - Business Definition
face value - Investment & Finance Definition
- The value of a bond or another type of debt instrument at maturity. Also called par value.
- The amount of the principal on a futures, option, swap, or forward contract.
face value - Phrases/Idioms
see at face value.