highly thought of; esteemed: a valued friend
- Simple past tense and past participle of value.
Variant of value
- 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 of valueMiddle 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