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Noun: values  val-yooz
  1. Beliefs of a person or social group in which they have an emotional investment (either for or against something)
    "he has very conservatives values"
Noun: value  val-yoo
  1. The quality that renders something desirable, valuable or useful
    "the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world";
    - worth, merit
  2. The amount (of money, 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";
    - economic value
  3. A numerical quantity measured, assigned or computed
    "the value assigned was 16 milliseconds"
  4. Relative darkness or lightness of a colour
    "I establish the colours and principal values by organizing the painting into three values--dark, medium...and light"
  5. (music) the relative duration of a musical note
    - time value, note value
  6. An ideal accepted by some individual or group
    "he has old-fashioned values"
Verb: value  val-yoo
  1. Fix or determine the value of; assign a value to
    "value the jewellery and art work in the estate"
  2. Hold dear
    "I value these old photographs";
    - prize, treasure, appreciate
  3. Regard highly; think much of
    "I value his judgement";
    - respect, esteem, prize
  4. Estimate or determine the nature, value, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
    "I will have the family jewels valued by a professional";
    - measure, evaluate, valuate, assess, appraise, scope
  5. Evaluate how important or likely something is
    "How would you value his chances to become President?";
    - rate

See also: black, dark, light, light-colored [US], light-coloured [Brit, Cdn], white

Type of: amount, belief, color property [US], colour property [Brit, Cdn], consider, continuance, determine, duration, evaluate, ideal, judge, measure, numerical quantity, pass judgment, quality, quantity, reckon, regard, see, set, view

Antonym: disrespect

Encyclopedia: Values

Value, Price and Profit