Meaning of VALUE in English


Pronunciation: ' val-( ˌ )yü

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, worth, high quality, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *valuta, from feminine of *valutus, past participle of Latin val ē re to be of worth, be strong ― more at WIELD

Date: 14th century

1 : a fair return or equivalent in goods, services, or money for something exchanged

2 : the monetary worth of something : MARKET PRICE

3 : relative worth, utility, or importance <a good value at the price> <the value of base stealing in baseball> <had nothing of value to say>

4 : a numerical quantity that is assigned or is determined by calculation or measurement <let x take on positive value s > <a value for the age of the earth>

5 : the relative duration of a musical note

6 a : relative lightness or darkness of a color : LUMINOSITY b : the relation of one part in a picture to another with respect to lightness and darkness

7 : something (as a principle or quality) intrinsically valuable or desirable <sought material value s instead of human value s ― W. H. Jones>


– val · ue · less \ -( ˌ )yü-l ə s, -y ə - \ adjective

– val · ue · less · ness noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.