Definition of “value” - English Dictionary

“value” in English

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valuenoun

uk /ˈvæl.juː/ us /ˈvæl.juː/

value noun (MONEY)

B1 [ C or U ] the amount of money that can be received for something:

She had already sold everything of value that she possessed.
What is the value of the prize?
The value of the pound fell against other European currencies yesterday.
Property values have fallen since the plans for the airport were published.
UK I thought the offer was good value (for money) (= a lot was offered for the amount of money paid).
US I thought the offer was a good value (= a lot was offered for the amount of money paid).

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value noun (IMPORTANCE)

[ S or U ] the importance or worth of something for someone:

For them, the house's main value lay in its quiet country location.
They are known to place/put/set a high value on good presentation.

B1 [ U ] how useful or important something is:

The photographs are of immense historical value.
His contribution was of little or no practical value.
The necklace had great sentimental value.
It has novelty value because I've never done anything like it before.
values [ plural ]

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B2 the beliefs people have, especially about what is right and wrong and what is most important in life, that control their behaviour:

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valueverb [ T ]

uk /ˈvæl.juː/ us /ˈvæl.juː/

value verb [ T ] (MONEY)

C2 UK US appraise to give a judgment about how much money something might be sold for:

He valued the painting at $2,000.
The insurance company said I should have my jewellery valued.

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

“value” in American English

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valuenoun

us /ˈvæl·ju/

value noun (IMPORTANCE)

[ U ] importance, worth, or benefit:

They discussed the value of having cameras in the courtroom.
The value of the thing (= its worth in money) was probably only a few dollars but it had great sentimental value.

value noun (MONEY)

[ C/U ] the amount of money that can be received for something; the worth of something in money:

[ C ] a decline in property values
[ U ] The value of the dollar fell against the mark and the yen yesterday.

value noun (NUMBER)

mathematics /ˈvæl·ju/ [ C ] the number or amount that a letter or symbol represents

value noun (ART)

art /ˈvæl·ju/ [ C ] the degree of light or darkness in a color, or the relation between light and shade in a work of art

valueverb [ T ]

us /ˈvæl·ju/

value verb [ T ] (MONEY)

to state the worth of something:

The painting was valued at $450,000.

value verb [ T ] (IMPORTANCE)

to consider something as important and worth having:

I value his friendship more than I can ever say.

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

“value” in Business English

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valuenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈvæljuː/ us

the amount of money that something is worth:

This mortgage is available for up to 95% of the property's value.
go up/shoot up/increase in value One-bedroom flats have shot up in value by 71%.
go down/drop/fall in value My investment has gone down in value.
a high/low value The rupiah has climbed to its highest value against the dollar since early May.

how good or useful something is in relation to its price:

excellent/good/poor value Property will always remain good value.
give/offer/provide value If you're taking more than one trip a year, annual travel insurance policies offer excellent value.
These jogsuits are outstanding value for money at a greatly reduced price.
values [ plural ]

the beliefs that people have about what is right, wrong, and most important in life, business, etc. which control their behaviour:

He believed that culture and values helped hold the company together.
core/shared values Companies that last are built on a central set of core values.
cultural/social/traditional values The changes indicated a return to the traditional values of local management.

valueverb [ T ]

uk /ˈvæljuː/ us

to judge how much money something is worth:

Soft assets are hard to value.
A tried and tested way of valuing companies is looking at cash flow.
value sth at sth The property is valued at $160,000.

to consider something important or good:

We value our partnership with the government.
value sb/sth for sth Plastic manufacturers value this polymer for its ability to withstand high temperatures.

valueadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈvæljuː/ us

COMMERCE produced to sell at a low price:

There has been a positive reception to its new value range of kitchen products.
The products range from $100 single-barrel bourbons to value brands that sell for $10 a bottle or less.

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

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In addition, it is my view that it must be possible to refuse shipments of waste if a minimum percentage of recovery and a minimum calorific value are not observed.
In 2003, the economy is not doing particularly well, the budgets are not particularly in order and the value of the euro is up against the dollar.
I value the transatlantic relationship.
I also think that the section in which we state that the pollution value for seeds is determined by the proximity value is extremely important.
The value of these scholarships is significant.
Under these conditions, approaching culture in terms of the industry, the market and added value, as if we were talking about cars or oranges, is very dangerous.
The euro is a stable currency at domestic level, while its value on the external markets is currently amazing almost the entire financial world.
There are still too many cases in which the money goes into the wrong pockets or in which we do not get value for money.
On the one hand, the programme’s added value consists in the possibility of mobility, in the learning of foreign languages as well as in intercultural exchanges.
In this connection, it is important for us to see these three parts of the process as being of equal value.