- Value is the worth in goods, services or money of an object or person.
- An example of value is the amount given by an appraiser after appraising a house.
- An example of value is how much a consultant's input is worth to a committee.
value definition by Webster's New World
- a fair or proper equivalent in money, commodities, etc., esp. for something sold or exchanged; fair price or return
- the worth of a thing in money or goods at a certain time; market price
- estimated or appraised worth or price; valuation
- purchasing power: the fluctuating value of the dollar
- that quality of a thing according to which it is thought of as being more or less desirable, useful, estimable, important, etc.; worth or the degree of worth
- that which is desirable or worthy of esteem for its own sake; thing or quality having intrinsic worth
- the social principles, goals, or standards held or accepted by an individual, class, society, etc.
- precise meaning, as of a word
- denomination, as of a postage stamp, playing card, etc.
- relative lightness or darkness of a color
- proportioned effect, as of light and shade, in an artistic work
- Math. the quantity or amount for which a symbol stands: to determine the value of x
- Music the relative duration of a note, tone, or rest
- Phonet. the phonological equivalent of a given letter: the values of i in English sin, sine, sing
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French feminine of valu, past participle of valoir, to be strong, be worth ; from Classical Latin valere ; from Indo-European base an unverified form wal-, to be strong from source wield
- valuer noun
value definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An amount, as of goods, services, or money, considered to be a fair and suitable equivalent for something else; a fair price or return.
- Monetary or material worth: the fluctuating value of gold and silver.
- Worth in usefulness or importance to the possessor; utility or merit: the value of an education.
- 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).
- Precise meaning or import, as of a word.
- Mathematics An assigned or calculated numerical quantity.
- Music The relative duration of a tone or rest.
- The relative darkness or lightness of a color. See Table at color.
- Linguistics The sound quality of a letter or diphthong.
- One of a series of specified values: issued a stamp of new value.
- To determine or estimate the worth or value of; appraise.
- To regard highly; esteem. See Synonyms at appreciate.
- To rate according to relative estimate of worth or desirability; evaluate: valued health above money.
- To assign a value to (a unit of currency, for example).
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from feminine past participle of valoir, to be strong, be worth, from Latin valēre; see wal- in Indo-European roots.
- valˈu·er noun
value - Business Definition
- The monetary worth of something: The painting has a value of at least $150,000.
- A number resulting from a calculation or analysis.
value - Computer Definition
(1) The content of a field or variable. It can refer to alphabetic as well as numeric data. For example, in the expression, state = "PA", PA is a value.
(2) In spreadsheets, the numeric data within the cell.
value - Legal Definition
- What something is worth in monetary terms, or in money; a thing’s market worth.
- The usefulness or desirability of something.
- Adequate contractual consideration. See also fair market value.
value - Medical Definition
- A principle, standard, or quality considered worthwhile or desirable.
- An assigned or calculated numerical quantity.
value - Phrases/Idioms
value - Science Definition