1: a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed; "the value assigned was 16 milliseconds"
2: the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable; "the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world"
3: 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" [syn: economic value]
4: 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
5: (music) the relative duration of a musical note [syn: time value, note value]
6: an ideal accepted by some individual or group; "he has old-fashioned values"
1: fix or determine the value of; assign a value to; "value the jewelry and art work in the estate"
2: hold dear; "I prize these old photographs" [syn: prize, treasure, appreciate]
3: regard highly; think much of; "I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity" [syn: respect, esteem, prize, prise] [ant: disrespect, disrespect]
4: place a value on; judge the worth of something; "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional" [syn: measure, evaluate, valuate, assess, appraise]
5: estimate the value of; "How would you rate his chances to become President?"; "Gold was rated highly among the Romans" [syn: rate]
Adjacent words: valuable | valuableness | valuate | valuation | valuation account | valuation reserve | valuator | value | value judgement | value judgment | value orientation | value statement | value-added | value-added tax | valued | valueless