Hypertext Webster Gateway: "valued"

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)

Valued \Val"ued\, a.
Highly regarded; esteemed; prized; as, a valued contributor;
a valued friend.

{Valued policy}. See under {Policy}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: (usually used in combination) having value of a specified
kind; "triple-valued"
2: held in great esteem for admirable qualities especially of
an intrinsic nature; "a valued friend"

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