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English Dictionary: value by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
value
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"
    Synonym(s): value, 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
    Synonym(s): value, 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; "value the jewelry and art work in the estate"
  2. hold dear; "I prize these old photographs"
    Synonym(s): prize, value, treasure, appreciate
  3. regard highly; think much of; "I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity"
    Synonym(s): respect, esteem, value, prize, prise
    Antonym(s): disesteem, disrespect
  4. evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of; "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional"; "access all the factors when taking a risk"
    Synonym(s): measure, evaluate, valuate, assess, appraise, value
  5. estimate the value of; "How would you rate his chances to become President?"; "Gold was rated highly among the Romans"
    Synonym(s): rate, value
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Value \Val"ue\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Valued}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Valuing}.]
      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.
                                                                              Temple.
  
      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
      {Valiant}.]
      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;
            importance.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Value \Val"ue\, n.
      1.
            (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 The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   value
  
      {brightness}
  
  
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