Hypertext Webster Gateway: "value"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Value \Val"ue\, n.
(a) That property of a color by which it is distinguished
as bright or dark; luminosity.
(b) Degree of lightness as conditioned by the presence of
white or pale color, or their opposites.

2. (Math.) Any particular quantitative determination; as, a
function's value for some special value of its argument.

3. [pl.] The valuable ingredients to be obtained by treatment
from any mass or compound; specif., the precious metals
contained in rock, gravel, or the like; as, the vein
carries good values; the values on the hanging walls.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Value \Val"ue\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Valued}; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To estimate the value, or worth, of; to rate at a certain
price; to appraise; to reckon with respect to number,
power, importance, etc.

The mind doth value every moment. --Bacon.

The queen is valued thirty thousand strong. --Shak.

The king must take it ill, That he's so slightly
valued in his messenger. --Shak.

Neither of them valued their promises according to
rules of honor or integrity. --Clarendon.

2. To rate highly; to have in high esteem; to hold in respect
and estimation; to appreciate; to prize; as, to value one
for his works or his virtues.

Which of the dukes he values most. --Shak.

3. To raise to estimation; to cause to have value, either
real or apparent; to enhance in value. [Obs.]

Some value themselves to their country by jealousies
of the crown. --Sir W.

4. To be worth; to be equal to in value. [Obs.]

The peace between the French and us not values The
cost that did conclude it. --Shak.

Syn: To compute; rate; appraise; esteem; respect; regard;
estimate; prize; appreciate.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Value \Val"ue\, n. [OF. value, fr. valoir, p. p. valu, to be
worth, fr. L. valere to be strong, to be worth. See
1. The property or aggregate properties of a thing by which
it is rendered useful or desirable, or the degree of such
property or sum of properties; worth; excellence; utility;

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed; "the
value assigned was 16 milliseconds"
2: the quality (positive or negative) that renders something
desirable or valuable; "the Shakespearean Shylock is of
dubious value in the modern world"
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" [syn: {economic value}]
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"-Joe Hing Lowe
5: (music) the relative duration of a musical note [syn: {time
value}, {note value}]
6: an ideal accepted by some individual or group; "he has
old-fashioned values"
v 1: fix or determine the value of; assign a value to, as of
jewelry or art work
2: hold dear; "I prize these old photographs" [syn: {prize}, {treasure},
3: regard highly; think much of [syn: {respect}, {esteem}, {prize},
{prise}] [ant: {disrespect}, {disrespect}]
4: place a value on; judge the worth of something; "I will have
the family jewels appraised by a professional" [syn: {measure},
{evaluate}, {valuate}, {assess}, {appraise}]
5: estimate the value of something [syn: {rate}]

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