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Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v value estimate the value of "How would you rate his chances to become President?","Gold was rated highly among the Romans"
    • v value 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"
    • v value regard highly; think much of "I respect his judgement","We prize his creativity"
    • v value fix or determine the value of; assign a value to "value the jewelry and art work in the estate"
    • v value hold dear "I prize these old photographs"
    • n value relative darkness or lightness of a color "I establish the colors and principal values by organizing the painting into three values--dark, medium...and light"-Joe Hing Lowe"
    • n value the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable "the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world"
    • n value a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed "the value assigned was 16 milliseconds"
    • n value an ideal accepted by some individual or group "he has old-fashioned values"
    • n value the amount (of money or goods or services) that is considered to be a fair equivalent for something else "he tried to estimate the value of the produce at normal prices"
    • n value (music) the relative duration of a musical note
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The property (ID, Facts) values on the Monopoly game board are the same today as they were in 1935
    • Value (Math) Any particular quantitative determination; as, a function's value for some special value of its argument.
    • Value Degree of lightness as conditioned by the presence of white or pale color, or their opposites.
    • Value Esteem; regard. "My relation to the person was so near, and my value for him so great"
    • Value 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.
    • Value Precise signification; import; as, the value of a word; the value of a legal instrument
    • Value That property of a color by which it is distinguished as bright or dark; luminosity.
    • Value 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. "Ye are all physicians of no value .""Ye are of more value than many sparrows.""Cæsar is well acquainted with your virtue,
      And therefore sets this value on your life."
      "Before events shall have decided on the value of the measures."
    • Value (Mus) 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.
    • Value 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.
    • Value To be worth; to be equal to in value. "The peace between the French and us not values The cost that did conclude it."
    • Value To estimate the value, or worth, of; to rate at a certain price; to appraise; to reckon with respect to number, power, importance, etc. "The mind doth value every moment.""The queen is valued thirty thousand strong.""The king must take it ill,
      That he's so slightly valued in his messenger."
      "Neither of them valued their promises according to rules of honor or integrity."
    • Value To raise to estimation; to cause to have value, either real or apparent; to enhance in value. "Some value themselves to their country by jealousies of the crown."
    • Value 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. "Which of the dukes he values most."
    • Value Valor.
    • Value (Trade & Polit. Econ) 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. "An article may be possessed of the highest degree of utility, or power to minister to our wants and enjoyments, and may be universally made use of, without possessing exchangeable value .""Value is the power to command commodities generally.""Value is the generic term which expresses power in exchange.""His design was not to pay him the value of his pictures, because they were above any price."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The lowest valued note in the world is the Hong Kong 1 cent note of which
    • n value Value which is socially recognized, in contrast with purely personal valuation. Thus an heirloom may be said to be of small intrinsic value, although highly valued by its possessor.
    • n value Value as determined by ordinary market conditions, as contrasted with value with which an object is endowed by virtue of convention or governmental flat. Thus paper money is often said to be devoid of intrinsic value.
    • n value In mathematics, the value of the function represented by the ordinate of a turning point.
    • value See cruise, 2.
    • n value Worth; the property or properties of a thing in virtue of which it is useful or estimable, or the degree in which such a character is possessed; utility; importance; excellence: applied to both persons and things.
    • n value Estimated or attributed worth; appreciation; valuation; esteem; regard.
    • n value The amount of other commodities (commonly represented by money) for which a thing can be exchanged in open market: the ratio in which one thing exchanges against others; the command which one commodity has over others in traffic; in a restricted (and the common popular) sense, the amount of money for which a thing can be sold; price. In political economy value is distinguished from price, which is worth estimated in money, while value is worth estimated in commodities in general.
    • n value Price equal to the intrinsic worth of a thing; real equivalent.
    • n value Import; precise signification: as, the value of a word or phrase.
    • n value In music, the relative length or duration of a tone signified by a note: as, a half-note has the value of two quarternotes, or four sixteenth-notes; to give a note its full value.
    • n value In painting and the allied arts, relation of one object, part, or atmospheric plane of a picture to the others, with reference to light and shade, the idea of hue being abstracted. Thus, a picture in which the values are correct is one in which the distribution and interdependence of the light and dark parts correspond to nature, and particularly preserve the correct rendering of different distances from the observe; while a detail in a picture which is out of value is one which is too light or too dark in tone for the atmospheric plane which it should occupy, or for the proper rendering of its relations to other objects in the same plane.
    • n value In mathematics, the special determination of a quantity. Quantities in mathematics are identified by their general definitions, as satisfying certain conditions, and are variable, or otherwise indeterminate. A completely determinate quantity, or, more precisely, the quantity of a completely determinate quantum, is a value. Value is distinguished from magnitude in that the latter refers only to a modulus, or numerical measure, neglecting in some measure distinctions of kind, while two quantities which are not equal have not the same value, though they may have the same magnitude.
    • n value In biology, grade or rank in classification; valence: as, a group having the value of a family.
    • value To estimate the value or worth of; specifically, to rate at a certain price; appraise: as, to value lands or goods.
    • value To consider with respect to value, worth, or importance; rate, whether high or low; regard.
    • value Specifically, to rate high; have in high esteem; set much by; prize; appreciate; regard; hold in respect or estimation; reflexively, to pride (one's self).
    • value To reckon or estimate with respect to number or power; compute; compare (with another person or thing) with respect to price or excellence.
    • value To take account of; take into account; hence, to care for; consider as important.
    • value To raise to estimation; cause to have value, either real or apparent.
    • value To give out or represent as wealthy, or financially sound.
    • value To be worth; be equal in worth to; be an equivalent of.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Mona-Lisa, now hanging in the Louvre museum in Paris, is valued today at $100,000,000.
    • n Value val′ū worth: that which renders anything useful or estimable: the degree of this quality: esteem, regard: efficacy: importance: excellence: price: precise meaning: : :
    • v.t Value to estimate the worth of: to rate at a price: to esteem: to prize
    • v.i Value (Shak.) to be worth
    • n Value a thing of value, a choice article—often in pl.ns. Val′uableness
    • n Value val′ū (mus.) the relative length of a tone signified by a note
    • n Value val′ū (paint.) relation of one part of a picture to the others with reference to light and shade and without reference to hue
    • n Value val′ū (math.) the special determination of a quantity
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Quotations

  • Paul Reichmann
    Paul Reichmann
    “You build on cost and you borrow on value.”
  • Hannah More
    Hannah%20More
    “It is not so important to know everything as to know the exact value of everything, to appreciate what we learn, and to arrange what we know.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin%20Franklin
    “One good husband is worth two good wives, for the scarcer things are, the more they are valued.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The average man's opinions are generally of more value to himself than to anyone else.”
  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
    Publius%20Cornelius%20Tacitus
    “Posterity gives every man his true value.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur%20Schopenhauer
    “Style is what gives value and currency to thoughts.”

Idioms

Face value - If you take something at face value, you accept the appearance rather than looking deeper into the matter.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. value, fr. valoir, p. p. valu, to be worth, fr. L. valere, to be strong, to be worth. See Valiant
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. value, prop. the fem. of Fr. valu, pa.p. of valoir, to be worth—L. valēre.

Usage

In literature:

The skins and feathers are highly valued for decoration.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
To say that they have no value would be just as absurd as to say that works of literature or art have no literary or artistic value.
"An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Religion" by Frank Byron Jevons
Either the buyer buys goods below their value or the seller sells them above their value.
"Landmarks of Scientific Socialism" by Friedrich Engels
Potential value may be taken into account, and also good-will of the property in a business.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
We know the value of D from Townsend's experiments and the values of u from those of Zeleny.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 8" by Various
Value of stake $3,800.
"History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921" by John Lawrence O'Connor
In 1906 California produced 38,760,000 bushels of barley, valued at $20,930,400.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
Its value is a value of curiosity chiefly, a relative value.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
How Value depends upon Labour.# We now come to the great question whether value is produced by labour, or how it is connected with labour.
"Political economy" by W. Stanley Jevons
The value of various styles.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
If English money was of the same value then as before, Hamburgh money must have risen in value.
"On The Principles of Political Economy, and Taxation" by David Ricardo
Its form, its lack of definite flavor and odor, all add to its value as a food in sickness.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
Virtue has no value on its own account, but derives its value from the pleasure which accompanies it.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
But the values conserved are not those created: they are the values postulated by philosophy as metaphysical reality.
"Creative Intelligence" by John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
The initial and final values of the ignored co-ordinates will in general be affected.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9" by Various
Comments on the value or interest of the book as it appears to you.
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
For steel the best value (Amagat's) is 0.268.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 2" by Various
It fluctuates in value with the value of silver bullion.
"Readings in Money and Banking" by Chester Arthur Phillips
Outline figures of value, "$3" on octagons in upper corners, value below in letters on either side of a large outline figure "3" on a shield.
"History of the Postage Stamps of the United States of America" by John Kerr Tiffany
We can determine A and B if the values of x and dx/dt are given for a definite value of t, say t = 0.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
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In poetry:

'Tis she that lights the melting eye
With looks to anguish dear;
She knows the price of every sigh,
The value of a tear.
"To Sensibility" by Helen Maria Williams
Though this was done in days of yore,
The act was truly brave;
What value, pray, is life to man,
If that man be a slave?
"Liberty Or Death" by James Madison Bell
"For Mary Jones last night agreed,
Or near upon't, to be my wife:
The horse's value I don't heed,
I only want to save his life."
"Abner And The Widow Jones" by Robert Bloomfield
'You know the youth named Almaskhiti;
Courageous is he, bold and gay;
And priceless is the value of
His gun, his sword, or steed of gray.
"Gamzrdeli" by Akaki Tsereteli
Would you know our planet's value?
View the star-strewn dome of night!
In that shoreless sea of splendor
What is one faint wave of light?
"Discouragement" by John Lawson Stoddard
Majesty of the nature of man! In crowds shall I seek thee?
'Tis with only a few that thou hast made thine abode.
Only a few ever count; the rest are but blanks of no value,
And the prizes are hid 'neath the vain stir that they make.
"Majestas Populi" by Friedrich von Schiller

In news:

Become a Valued Anomaly ' in Your Market.
The Back-UPS CS offers the best value for protecting business and office computer systems.
Saying that something has value is different from saying what it is.
Chris Bevilacqua and CSTV were first to see value of around-the-clock college sports.
IAC/InterActive to use stock to buy search engine for deal valued providing 16 percent premium.
New assays from that core showed considerably lower values.
But, is this value judgment safe.
Zynga Spurning Sale Strands Owners at Worst Web Value.
Achieving Value-Add through Supply Alliances.
However, far better value can be found among modestly growing companies.
Retrieving the Value of the ObjectGUID Attribute .
They represent great value because of their growing location on the backside of Puligny and Chassagne.
People value symmetry, proportions, averageness of faces.
Your Nov 16 article said that valued increased close to eight times 1972 values based on housing sale prices.
With a declared value of $18,522 — and a street value many times that — the duck seizure was made possible by a concerted government agency effort.
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In science:

For α and (1 − α)/ν the value without error estimated is derived from the other, directly measured, value and the same authors’ value of ν .
Ground state numerical study of the three-dimensional random field Ising model
For each value of x, we have used different values of p, ranging from p = 0.0002 to p = 0.01, two for each x-value.
Scaling Properties of Random Walks on Small-World Networks
The values of α reported here correspond to the first fitted value, but error bars include the second fitted value.
Driving rate effects in avalanche-mediated, first-order phase transitions
To test the uniformity of the distributions, we can use a χ2 test and a determination of a P -value that corresponds to the goodness-of-fit distributional test of the P -values (a so-called ‘P -value of P -values’; Rukhin et al. 2001).
Random Numbers from Astronomical Imaging
In Fig. 6 we show ΣA (m, H ) as a function of the magnetization for two different values of R and several values of the external field (we only consider positive values of H because of the symmetry Σ(m, −H ) = Σ(−m, H )).
Metastable states and T=0 hysteresis in the random-field Ising model on random graphs
With regard to our discussion at the end of Section 3.2 on the convergence of ¯ρ(t), we have observed the average value of g (t) under the SB heuristic to vary within only roughly 5% of the values obtained for the GMZ heuristic for most values of τ, the exceptions being τ = 2.4 (7.8%) and τ = 2.5 (6.3%).
A study of the edge-switching Markov-chain method for the generation of random graphs
By considering the ZN parafermionic spin chains, we could compare the value of the central charge of the pure system with the value of the entanglement entropy of the disordered one for each value of N .
Increasing of entanglement entropy from pure to random quantum critical chains
The resistance is given as a fixed value, and the values of the currents and voltages should be obtained as fixed values. BLNS2.
Benchmark Problems for Constraint Solving
The resistance is given as a fixed value, and the values of the currents and voltages should be obtained as fixed values. BNNS2.
Benchmark Problems for Constraint Solving
The resistance is given as a fixed value, and the values of the currents and voltages should be obtained as fixed values. BSS2.
Benchmark Problems for Constraint Solving
In the following lemma, intuitively, the values ki, ni, ri, and ci respectively represent the number of bits in the ith block of the sequence S, the number of bits in the first i blocks, the value of a martingale after reading the first ni bits, and a rational approximation to that value from below.
Dimension Extractors and Optimal Decompression
Because there are only n − 1 possible values of i but an infinite number of values of λ, we have that there exists one region Ri that is picked as the zero-dimensional for at least two different values of λ.
Dispersion of Mass and the Complexity of Randomized Geometric Algorithms
As βp is decreased from some large value, the finite size of the circle allows the wave function to attain some nonzero value for all values of the angular parameter θp (the wave function can “see” itself around the circle).
Quantum Mechanics and the Generalized Uncertainty Principle
By Lemma 11, if a variable takes either the value 0 or the value 1 in the core of a cluster C, then it is frozen to that value in C .
On the Solution-Space Geometry of Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems
The value function u(·) is convex, non-decreasing and [−∞, ∞)-valued, while v is concave, and (−∞, ∞]valued.
Utility Maximization with a Stochastic Clock and an Unbounded Random Endowment
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