(noun, verb)


1. a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed

- the value assigned was 16 milliseconds

Definition categories: thought

2. the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable

- the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world

Definition categories: attribute, worth

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

Definition categories: possession, amount, measure, quantity

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

Definition categories: attribute

5. (music) the relative duration of a musical note

Definition categories: time, continuance, duration

6. an ideal accepted by some individual or group

- he has old-fashioned values

Definition categories: thought, ideal

Sentences with value as a noun:

- The value of my children's happiness is second only to that of my wife.

- He does not share his parents' values.

- family values

- The value of a crotchet is twice that of a quaver.

- The exact value of pi cannot be represented in decimal notation.

- The vein carries good values.

- the values on the hanging walls


1. fix or determine the value of; assign a value to

- value the jewelry and art work in the estate

Definition categories: cognition, determine, set

2. hold dear

Similar word(s): appreciate, prize, treasure

Definition categories: possession, consider, reckon, regard, see, view

3. regard highly; think much of

Similar word(s): esteem, prise, prize, respect

Definition categories: cognition, consider, reckon, regard, see, view

4. evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of

Similar word(s): appraise, assess, evaluate, measure, valuate

Definition categories: cognition, evaluate, judge

5. estimate the value of

Similar word(s): rate

Definition categories: cognition, appraise, assess, evaluate, measure, valuate, value

Sentences with value as a verb:

- I will have the family jewels valued by a professional.

- Gold was valued highly among the Romans.

- I value these old photographs.