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Definition of Value


  1. That property of a color by which it is distinguished as bright or dark; luminosity.
  2. Degree of lightness as conditioned by the presence of white or pale color, or their opposites.
  3. Any particular quantitative determination; as, a function's value for some special value of its argument.
  4. The valuable ingredients to be obtained by treatment from any mass or compound; specif., the precious metals contained in rock, gravel, or the like; as, the vein carries good values; the values on the hanging walls.
  5. The property or aggregate properties of a thing by which it is rendered useful or desirable, or the degree of such property or sum of properties; worth; excellence; utility; importance.
  6. Worth estimated by any standard of purchasing power, especially by the market price, or the amount of money agreed upon as an equivalent to the utility and cost of anything.
  7. Precise signification; import; as, the value of a word; the value of a legal instrument
  8. Esteem; regard.
  9. The relative length or duration of a tone or note, answering to quantity in prosody; thus, a quarter note [/] has the value of two eighth notes [/].
  10. In an artistical composition, the character of any one part in its relation to other parts and to the whole; -- often used in the plural; as, the values are well given, or well maintained.
  11. Valor.
  12. To estimate the value, or worth, of; to rate at a certain price; to appraise; to reckon with respect to number, power, importance, etc.
  13. To rate highly; to have in high esteem; to hold in respect and estimation; to appreciate; to prize; as, to value one for his works or his virtues.
  14. To raise to estimation; to cause to have value, either real or apparent; to enhance in value.
  15. To be worth; to be equal to in value.

Value Quotations

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
Albert Einstein

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
Albert Einstein

It was my father who taught me to value myself. He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that I was the most precious thing in his life.
Dawn French

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. - Charles Darwin
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
Charles Darwin

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
C. S. Lewis
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Value Translations

value in Afrikaans is waarde
value in Dutch is waarde, gehalte
value in Finnish is arvo
value in French is chiffrer, valeur
value in Italian is valutare, valore
value in Latin is pendo
value in Norwegian is verdi
value in Portuguese is valor
value in Spanish is valia, estimar, valorar
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