Meaning of VALUE in English

VALUE

/ ˈvæljuː; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

HOW MUCH STH IS WORTH

1.

[ U , C ] how much sth is worth in money or other goods for which it can be exchanged :

to go up / rise / increase in value

to go down / fall / drop in value

rising property values

The winner will receive a prize to the value of £1 000.

Sports cars tend to hold their value well.

—see also market value , street value ➡ note at price

2.

[ U ] ( especially BrE ) how much sth is worth compared with its price :

to be good / excellent value (= worth the money it costs)

to be bad / poor value (= not worth the money it costs)

Larger sizes give the best value for money .

BEING USEFUL / IMPORTANT

3.

[ U ] the quality of being useful or important

SYN benefit :

The value of regular exercise should not be underestimated.

The arrival of canals was of great value to many industries.

to be of little / no value to sb

This ring has great sentimental value for me.

I suppose it has a certain novelty value (= it's interesting because it's new) .

food with a high nutritional value

The story has very little news value.

BELIEFS

4.

values [ pl. ] beliefs about what is right and wrong and what is important in life :

moral values

a return to traditional values in education, such as firm discipline

The young have a completely different set of values and expectations.

MATHEMATICS

5.

[ C ] the amount represented by a letter or symbol :

Let y have the value 33.

■ verb

[ vn ]

CONSIDER IMPORTANT

1.

(not used in the progressive tenses) value sb/sth (as sth) | value sb/sth (for sth) to think that sb/sth is important :

I really value him as a friend.

The area is valued for its vineyards.

a valued member of staff

DECIDE WORTH

2.

[ usually passive ] value sth (at sth) to decide that sth is worth a particular amount of money :

The property has been valued at over $2 million.

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English : from Old French , feminine past participle of valoir be worth, from Latin valere .

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