values, valuing, valued
1) N-UNCOUNT: also a N, usu with supp The value of something such as a quality, attitude, or method is its importance or usefulness. If you place a particular value on something, that is the importance or usefulness you think it has.

The value of this work experience should not be underestimated...

Further studies will be needed to see if these therapies have any value...

Ronnie put a high value on his appearance.

PHRASE: v-link PHR If something is of value, it is useful or important. If it is of no value, it has no usefulness or importance.

This weekend course will be of value to everyone interested in the Pilgrim Route...

Current sales figures tell us something of value about what is really going on.

2) VERB If you value something or someone, you think that they are important and you appreciate them.

[V n] I've done business with Mr Weston before. I value the work he gives me...

[V n] If you value your health then you'll start being a little kinder to yourself.

Derived words:

As you are a valued customer, I am writing to you to explain the situation...

Why were spices so highly valued in late 15th-century Europe?

3) N-VAR The value of something is how much money it is worth.

The value of his investment has risen by more than $50,000...

The company's market value rose to $5.5 billion...

Italy's currency went down in value by 3.5 per cent...

That cup is priceless. You can't put a value on it.

PHRASE: v-link PHR If something is of value, it is worth a lot of money. If it is of no value, it is worth very little money.

...a brooch which is really of no value...

It might contain something of value.

4) VERB When experts value something, they decide how much money it is worth.

[V n] Your lender will then send their own surveyor to value the property...

[have n V-ed] I asked him if he would have my jewellery valued for insurance purposes...

[V-ed] Spanish police have seized cocaine valued at around $53 million.

5) N-UNCOUNT You use value in certain expressions to say whether something is worth the money that it costs. For example, if something is or gives good value, it is worth the money that it costs.

The restaurant is informal, stylish and extremely good value...

Both offer excellent value at around ₤50 for a double room...

This wine highlights the quality and value for money of South African wines.

6) N-PLURAL: with supp, oft with poss, supp N The values of a person or group are the moral principles and beliefs that they think are important.

The countries of South Asia also share many common values...

The Health Secretary called for a return to traditional family values.

...young Muslims who feel little sympathy for the values of their adopted country.

7) N-UNCOUNT: n N Value is used after another noun when mentioning an important or noticeable feature about something.

The script has lost all of its shock value over the intervening 24 years...

Having a mid-morning party certainly adds novelty value.

8) N-COUNT A value is a particular number or quantity that can replace a symbol such as `x' or `y' in a mathematical expression. [TECHNICAL]
9) See also face value

English dictionary. 2008.


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