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VALUE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does value mean? 

VALUE (noun)
  The noun VALUE has 6 senses:

1. a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed
2. the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable
3. the amount (of money or goods or services) that is considered to be a fair equivalent for something else
4. relative darkness or lightness of a color
5. (music) the relative duration of a musical note
6. an ideal accepted by some individual or group

  Familiarity information: VALUE used as a noun is common.


VALUE (verb)
  The verb VALUE has 5 senses:

1. fix or determine the value of; assign a value to
2. hold dear
3. regard highly; think much of
4. place a value on; judge the worth of something
5. estimate the value of

  Familiarity information: VALUE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


VALUE (noun)


Sense 1value [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

the value assigned was 16 milliseconds

Hypernyms ("value" is a kind of...):

numerical quantity (a quantity expressed as a number)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "value"):

characteristic root of a square matrix; eigenvalue; eigenvalue of a matrix; eigenvalue of a square matrix ((mathematics) any number such that a given square matrix minus that number times the identity matrix has a zero determinant)

scale value (a value on some scale of measurement)


Sense 2value [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world

Hypernyms ("value" is a kind of...):

worth (the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "value"):

monetary standard; standard (the value behind the money in a monetary system)

market price; market value (the price at which buyers and sellers trade the item in an open marketplace)

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

face value; nominal value; par value (the value of a security that is set by the company issuing it; unrelated to market value)

GDP; gross domestic product (measure of the United States economy adopted in 1991; the total market values of goods and services by produced by workers and capital within the United States borders during a given period (usually 1 year))

GNP; gross national product (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))

national income (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))

unimportance (the quality of not being important or worthy of note)

importance (the quality of being important and worthy of note)

richness (the quality of having high intrinsic value)

cost; price; toll (value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something)

cost; monetary value; price (the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold))

invaluableness; preciousness; pricelessness; valuableness (the positive quality of being precious and beyond value)


Sense 3value [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The amount (of money or goods or services) that is considered to be a fair equivalent for something else

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

economic value; value

Context example:

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

Hypernyms ("value" is a kind of...):

amount; measure; quantity (how much there is of something that you can quantify)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "value"):

mess of pottage (anything of trivial value)

premium (the amount that something in scarce supply is valued above its nominal value)


Sense 4value [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relative darkness or lightness of a color

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

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

Hypernyms ("value" is a kind of...):

color property (an attribute of color)

Attribute:

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

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

light; light-colored ((used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent)

dark ((used of color) having a dark hue)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "value"):

lightness (having a light color)

darkness (having a dark or somber color)


Sense 5value [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(music) the relative duration of a musical note

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

time value; note value; value

Hypernyms ("value" is a kind of...):

continuance; duration (the period of time during which something continues)

Domain category:

music (an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner)


Sense 6value [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An ideal accepted by some individual or group

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

he has old-fashioned values

Hypernyms ("value" is a kind of...):

ideal (the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "value"):

principle (a rule or standard especially of good behavior)

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


VALUE (verb)


Sense 1value [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fix or determine the value of; assign a value to

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Context example:

value the jewelry and art work in the estate

Hypernyms (to "value" is one way to...):

determine; set (fix conclusively or authoritatively)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "value"):

overestimate; overvalue (assign too high a value to)

underestimate; undervalue (assign too low a value to)

float (allow (currencies) to fluctuate)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 2value [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hold dear

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

prize; treasure; value; appreciate

Context example:

I prize these old photographs

Hypernyms (to "value" is one way to...):

consider; reckon; regard; see; view (deem to be)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "value"):

do justice (show due and full appreciation)

recognise; recognize (show approval or appreciation of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3value [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Regard highly; think much of

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

respect; esteem; prise; prize; value

Context examples:

I respect his judgement / We prize his creativity

Hypernyms (to "value" is one way to...):

consider; reckon; regard; see; view (deem to be)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "value"):

admire; look up to (feel admiration for)

fear; revere; reverence; venerate (regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of)

think the world of (esteem very highly)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Sam cannot value Sue


Sense 4value [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Place a value on; judge the worth of something

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

valuate; evaluate; assess; appraise; measure; value

Context example:

I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional

Hypernyms (to "value" is one way to...):

evaluate; judge; pass judgment (form a critical opinion of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "value"):

praise (express approval of)

censor (subject to political, religious, or moral censorship)

reassess; reevaluate (revise or renew one's assessment)

standardise; standardize (evaluate by comparing with a standard)

rate; value (estimate the value of)

grade; mark; score (assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5value [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Estimate the value of

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

rate; value

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "value" is one way to...):

appraise; assess; evaluate; measure; valuate; value (place a value on; judge the worth of something)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "value"):

revalue (value anew)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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