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Usage statistics for the noun value:

spoken English24.23%written English75.77% conversational speech17.11%task-oriented speech82.89% imaginative writing9.34%informational writing90.66%
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Definition of the noun value

What does value mean as a name of something?

Value is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 100 most common nouns in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: values

  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
    • example: he tried to estimate the value of the produce at normal prices
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • synonym of value: economic value
    • more generic words: amount / measure / quantity = how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
    • more specific terms:
      • mess of pottage = anything of trivial value
      • premium = the amount that something in scarce supply is valued above its nominal value
  4. relative darkness or lightness of a color
    • example: I establish the colors and principal values by organizing the painting into three values--dark, medium...and light
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic term: color property = an attribute of color
    • more specific words:
    • attributes:
      • black = being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness
      • white = being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness
      • light-colored / light = having a relatively small amount of coloring agent
      • dark = having a dark hue
  5. (music) the relative duration of a musical note
  6. an ideal accepted by some individual or group
    • example: he has old-fashioned values
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • more generic word: ideal = the idea of something that is perfect
    • more specific words:
      • introject = parental figures (and their values) that you introjected as a child
      • principle = a rule or standard especially of good behavior

Definition of the verb value

What does value mean as a doing word?

Value is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: valued | valuing | values

  1. fix or determine the value of; assign a value to
  2. hold dear
  3. regard highly; think much of
  4. evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
  5. estimate the value of
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonym of value: rate
    • more generic words: appraise / assess / evaluate / measure / valuate = evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
    • more specific word: revalue = value anew

Alternative definition of the verb value


  1. To estimate the cost of; judge the worth of something.
  2. To regard highly; think much of; place importance upon.
  3. To fix or determine the value of; assign a value to, as of jewelry or art work.
  4. To hold dear.


  1. Value: A personal value is absolute or relative and ethical value, the assumption of which can be the basis for ethical action. A value system is a set of consistent values and measures. A principle value is a foundation upon which other values and measures of integrity are based.
    • also known as 價值觀
  2. Value: Economic value is a measure of the benefit provided by a good or service to an economic agent.
    • also known as 价值
  3. Value: In ethics, value denotes something's degree of importance, with the aim of determining what action of life is best to do or live, or to describe the significance of different actions. It may be described as treating actions themselves as abstract objects, putting value to them. It deals with right conduct and good life, in the sense that a highly, or at least relatively highly, valuable action may be regarded as ethically "good", and an action of low, or at least relatively low, value may be regarded as "bad".
    • also known as ערך אתי, Valore morale o ideale, Ethischer Wert, Moralischer Wert, 价值
  4. Value: In mathematics, value commonly refers to the 'output' of a function. In the most basic case, that of unary, single-valued functions, there is one input and one output. Example: If the function is defined by prescribing that for each real number, then the input 3 will yield the function value 10. The function of the example is real-valued, since each and every possible function value is real.
  5. Value in marketing, also known as customer-perceived value, is the difference between a prospective customer's evaluation of the benefits and costs of one product when compared with others. Value may also be expressed as a straightforward relationship between perceived benefits and perceived costs: Value = Benefits / Cost.
  6. Value: In semiotics, the value of a sign depends on its position and relations in the system of signification and upon the particular codes being used.
  7. Value: In poker, the strength of a hand is often called its value; however, in the context of poker strategy the term is more often used to describe a betting tactic, a bet for value. This bet is intended to increase the size of the pot, by inducing opponents to call. A bet for value is in contrast to a bluff or a protection bet.
  8. Value: O conceito de valor tem sido investigado e conceituado em diferentes áreas do conhecimento. A abordagem filosófica descreve-o como nem totalmente subjetivo, nem totalmente objetivo, mas como algo determinado pela interação entre o sujeito e o objeto.
  9. Value within the context of law, particularly with respect to contracts, is a concept closely related, but not identical, to that of consideration.
  10. Value: this is an automatic mixin for all literal types, similar to how /type/object is an automatic mixin for other concepts.
  11. The value of the attribute.
  12. Value: The primitive value this object represents (the interpretation of the raw string is determined by the expected type of the last component of the predicate constraint.
  13. Value: The primitive value that this object represents (the interpretation of the raw string is determined by the expected type of the property specified in the constraint item.
  14. Value: The information contained in a data field. It may represent a numeric quantity, a textual characterization, a date or time measurement, or some other state, depending on the nature of the attribute.
  15. value is a fundamental type, it represents the value of primitives such as numbers, dates and strings. There are nine primitive types which include value in their schema.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Value

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Google previewFoundations Book II: Understanding SQL Server 2005 Supporting Technology (XML, XSLT, XQuery, XPath, MS Schemas, DTD's, Namespaces). (2007)

by Rigoberto Garcia

The value must be one from an enumerated list ID The value is a unique id IDREF The value is the id of another...

Google previewCalculus I with Precalculus (2011)

by Ron Larson

A function value is a relative of if there exists an interval containing such that implies . Functions whose graphs resemble sets of stairsteps are fa fx. x 1 < x < x2 ontaining such that ontaining such that interval conta interval conta interval contai ...

Google previewCode of Federal Regulations (2008)


For transactions between affiliated companies, value means original cost undepreciated, as defined in the...

Google previewChemometrics in Environmental Chemistry - Applications (2013)

by Jürgen Einax

The Reference Value is the mean Algorithm B. median of raw data 1. Compute the median X 2. The Reference Value is the median Algorithm C. average or median of trimmed data 1. Compute x and standard deviation s 2. Discard values ...

Google previewReal Estate Principles, A Value Approach (2016)

Real estate, Residential real estate by CTI Reviews

present value: present value is the value on a given date of a future payment or ...

Google previewJBoss 3.2 Deployment and Administration (2008)

by Meeraj Kunnumpurath

The default value is the directory from which run. jar was loaded. jboss. home. url This specifies the Internet URL to be used as the base directory...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Consumer Culture (2011)

by Dale Southerton

Use value refers to a product's utility in satisfying needs and wants as afforded by its material properties. Exchange value is the “quantitative relation, as the proportion in which values in use of one sort are exchanged for those of another sort” ...

Google previewSound Currency (1895)

Value is an abstract term expressing a relation — it does not exist in things said to possess it, but is imputed to them by human intelligence...

Value is a purely human conception.

Google previewThe Encyclopædia Britannica (1893)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature

Exchange value is the proportion in which use values of different kinds exchange for each other. ' But the enormous mass of things that circulate in the world market exchange for each other in the most different proportions. They must, however ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica ... (1898)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature ... in Thirty Volumes with New American Supplement

Exchange value is the proportion in which use values of different kinds exchange for each other.

Google previewA Complete Encyclopedia of Virginia Law (1922)

Being a Concise But Complete Alphabetical Presentation of the Present Common and Statute Law, Civil and Criminal of the Commonwealth Based on the Monumental Works of Dr. B. Minor, Etc.; with Forms by Samuel Need Hurst

"Calculate the interest at six per cent, upon the sum to the income which, or upon the value of the property to the use of which, the person is entitled. Multiply this interest by the present value of an annuity of one dollar, as set opposite the ...

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Banking and Finance (2013)

by John Clark

budget-day value (BDV) Value of an asset on Budget Day (6 April) 1995 , ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Dictionary of Education, 2nd Edition (2011)

Second Edition by John W. Collins, Nancy Patricia O'Brien

value As a noun, value means worth. As a verb, value means to consider something as important. Questions regarding matters of valuation have much to do with the source of the worth of the quality, attribute, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge on an Original Plan Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings Edited by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose (1845)

Miscellaneous and lexicographical, vol. 1

A» Find by the table the value of an annuity on two This is indicated by our expression ANNUITIES. joint lives, whose difference of age is the next greater (A) + (B) _ (AB)_ (See an 19)_ NUlTIES. “than the difference in the proposed lives; and ...

Google previewThe Relational Database Dictionary, Extended Edition (2008)

by Christopher Date

used to denote either the variable as such or the value of that variable, as the context demands. Note that such a reference certainly ...

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Usage statistics about value

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Usage statistics for the noun value:

spoken English24.23%written English75.77% conversational speech17.11%task-oriented speech82.89% imaginative writing9.34%informational writing90.66%

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Quotes about Value

I don't value authority. I don't value the systems. I don't value patriarchal religion. I don't value the things that diminish you when you do tell the truth. So I'm not scared of the end result, and that is the biggest asset I have. (Susan Powter)
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The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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