Meaning of “valuable” in the English Dictionary

"valuable" in British English

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valuableadjective

uk /ˈvæl.jə.bəl/ us /ˈvæl.jə.bəl/

valuable adjective (MONEY)

B1 worth a lot of money:

These antiques are extremely valuable.
This is losing valuable business for the company.
Opposite
Note: Invaluable means 'extremely useful'.

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(Definition of “valuable” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"valuable" in American English

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valuableadjective

us /ˈvæl·ju·ə·bəl, -jə·bəl/

valuable adjective (IMPORTANCE)

important, useful, or beneficial:

Niekro was named the most valuable player in baseball.
They perform valuable services for poor, rural women.

valuable adjective (MONEY)

worth a lot of money:

ABC’s valuable radio and TV licenses are up for renewal.

(Definition of “valuable” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"valuable" in Business English

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valuableadjective

uk /ˈvæljuəbl/ us

worth a lot of money:

The stock shot up, making the warrants extremely valuable.
This is a valuable piece of real estate.

very helpful or important:

He has a wealth of experience and will be a valuable addition to our editorial team.
This opportunity will allow people to gain valuable experience.
valuable to sb/sth The soil is valuable to the state's agriculture industry.

(Definition of “valuable” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)