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Definition 1: the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where value or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world

(value is a kind of ...) the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful

(... is a kind of value ) the price at which buyers and sellers trade the item in an open marketplace

(... is a kind of value ) the value at which an asset is carried on a balance sheet; equals cost minus accumulated depreciation

(... is a kind of value ) the value of a security that is set by the company issuing it; unrelated to market value

(... is a kind of value ) the measure of an economy adopted by the United States in 1991; the total market values of goods and services produced by workers and capital within a nation's borders during a given period (usually 1 year)

(... is a kind of value ) former measure of the United States economy; the total market value of goods and services produced by all citizens and capital during a given period (usually 1 yr)

(... is a kind of value ) the total value of all income in a nation (wages and profits and interest and rents and pension payments) during a given period (usually 1 yr)

(... is a kind of value ) the quality of not being important or worthy of note

(... is a kind of value ) the quality of being important and worthy of note

"the importance of a well-balanced diet"

(... is a kind of value ) the quality of having high intrinsic value

"the richness of the mines and pastureland" "the cut of her clothes and the richness of the fabric were distinctive"

(... is a kind of value ) value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something

"the cost in human life was enormous" "the price of success is hard work" "what price glory?"

(... is a kind of value ) the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold)

"the fluctuating monetary value of gold and silver" "he puts a high price on his services" "he couldn't calculate the cost of the collection"

(... is a kind of value ) the positive quality of being precious and beyond value

(... is a kind of value ) the value behind the money in a monetary system

Definition 2: relative darkness or lightness of a color - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where value or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I establish the colors and principal values by organizing the painting into three values--dark, medium...and light

(value is a kind of ...) an attribute of color

(... is a kind of value ) having a light color

(... is a kind of value ) having a dark or somber color

(... are attributes of value) being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness; having little or no hue owing to absorption of almost all incident light

"black leather jackets" "as black as coal" "rich black soil"

(... are attributes of value) being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness; having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident light

"as white as fresh snow" "a bride's white dress"

(... are attributes of value) (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent

"light blue" "light colors such as pastels" "a light-colored powder"

(... are attributes of value) (used of color) having a dark hue

"dark green" "dark glasses" "dark colors like wine red or navy blue"

Definition 3: a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where value or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the value assigned was 16 milliseconds

(value is a kind of ...) a quantity expressed as a number

(... is a kind of value ) (mathematics) any number such that a given square matrix minus that number times the identity matrix has a zero determinant

(... is a kind of value ) a value on some scale of measurement

(... is a kind of value ) (computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program

Definition 4: an ideal accepted by some individual or group - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where value or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has old-fashioned values

(value is a kind of ...) the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain

(... is a kind of value ) (psychoanalysis) parental figures (and their values) that you introjected as a child; the voice of conscience is usually a parent's voice internalized

(... is a kind of value ) a rule or standard especially of good behavior

"a man of principle" "he will not violate his principles"

Definition 5: the amount (of money or goods or services) that is considered to be a fair equivalent for something else - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where value or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he tried to estimate the value of the produce at normal prices

Synonyms for value in the sense of this definition

(value is a kind of ...) how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify

(... is a kind of value ) anything of trivial value

"Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for a mess of pottage"

(... is a kind of value ) the amount that something in scarce supply is valued above its nominal value

"they paid a premium for access to water"

Definition 6: (music) the relative duration of a musical note - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for value in the sense of this definition

(value is a kind of ...) the period of time during which something continues

(value belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 7: evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of - [verb of cognition]

Samples where value or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional
  • access all the factors when taking a risk

Synonyms for value in the sense of this definition

(value is a kind of ...) form a critical opinion of

"I cannot judge some works of modern art" "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"

(... is a kind of value ) assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation

"grade tests" "score the SAT essays" "mark homework"

(... is a kind of value ) estimate the value of

"How would you rate his chances to become President?" "Gold was rated highly among the Romans"

(... is a kind of value ) evaluate by comparing with a standard

(... is a kind of value ) revise or renew one's assessment

(... is a kind of value ) subject to political, religious, or moral censorship

"This magazine is censored by the government"

(... is a kind of value ) express approval of

"The parents praised their children for their academic performance"

(value has a similar meaning as ...) estimate the value of (property) for taxation

"Our house hasn't been assessed in years"

Definition 8: regard highly; think much of - [verb of cognition]

Samples where value or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I respect his judgement
  • We prize his creativity

Synonyms for value in the sense of this definition

(value is a kind of ...) deem to be

"She views this quite differently from me" "I consider her to be shallow" "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"

(... is a kind of value ) esteem very highly

"She thinks the world of her adviser"

(... is a kind of value ) regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of

"Fear God as your father" "We venerate genius"

(... is a kind of value ) feel admiration for

Definition 9: estimate the value of - [verb of cognition]

Samples where value or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • How would you rate his chances to become President?
  • Gold was rated highly among the Romans

Synonyms for value in the sense of this definition

(value is a kind of ...) evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of

"I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional" "access all the factors when taking a risk"

(... is a kind of value ) value anew

"revalue the German Mark"

Definition 10: fix or determine the value of; assign a value to - [verb of cognition]

Samples where value or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • value the jewelry and art work in the estate

(value is a kind of ...) fix conclusively or authoritatively

"set the rules"

(... is a kind of value ) assign too high a value to

"You are overestimating the value of your old car"

(... is a kind of value ) assign too low a value to

"Don't underestimate the value of this heirloom-you may sell it at a good price"

(... is a kind of value ) allow (currencies) to fluctuate

"The government floated the ruble for a few months"

Definition 11: hold dear - [verb of possession]

Samples where value or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I prize these old photographs

Synonyms for value in the sense of this definition

(value is a kind of ...) deem to be

"She views this quite differently from me" "I consider her to be shallow" "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"

(... is a kind of value ) show due and full appreciation

"The diners did the food and wine justice"

(... is a kind of value ) show approval or appreciation of

"My work is not recognized by anybody!" "The best student was recognized by the Dean"

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