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English noun: value

1. value (cognition) a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed

SamplesThe value assigned was 16 milliseconds.

Broader (hypernym)numerical quantity

Narrower (hyponym)argument, characteristic root of a square matrix, eigenvalue, eigenvalue of a matrix, eigenvalue of a square matrix, parameter, scale value

2. value (attribute) the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable

SamplesThe Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world.

Broader (hypernym)worth

Narrower (hyponym)book value, cost, cost, face value, GDP, GNP, gross domestic product, gross national product, importance, invaluableness, market price, market value, monetary standard, monetary value, national income, nominal value, par value, preciousness, price, price, pricelessness, richness, standard, toll, unimportance, valuableness

3. value (possession) the amount (of money or goods or services) that is considered to be a fair equivalent for something else

SamplesHe tried to estimate the value of the produce at normal prices.

Synonymseconomic value

Broader (hypernym)amount, measure, quantity

Narrower (hyponym)mess of pottage, premium

4. value (attribute) relative darkness or lightness of a color

SamplesI establish the colors and principal values by organizing the painting into three values--dark, medium...and light.

Broader (hypernym)color property

Narrower (hyponym)darkness, lightness

Attributeblack, dark, light, light-colored, white

5. value (time) (music) the relative duration of a musical note

Synonymsnote value, time value

Broader (hypernym)continuance, duration

Domain categorymusic

6. value (cognition) an ideal accepted by some individual or group

SamplesHe has old-fashioned values.

Broader (hypernym)ideal

Narrower (hyponym)introject, principle

English verb: value

1. value (cognition) fix or determine the value of; assign a value to

SamplesValue the jewelry and art work in the estate.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)determine, set

Narrower (hyponym)float, overestimate, overvalue, underestimate, undervalue

2. value (possession) hold dear

SamplesI prize these old photographs.

Synonymsappreciate, prize, treasure

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)consider, reckon, regard, see, view

Narrower (hyponym)do justice, recognise, recognize

3. value (cognition) regard highly; think much of

SamplesI respect his judgement.
We prize his creativity.

ExamplesSam cannot value Sue

Synonymsesteem, prise, prize, respect

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)consider, reckon, regard, see, view

Narrower (hyponym)admire, fear, look up to, revere, reverence, think the world of, venerate

Antonymsdisesteem, disrespect

4. value (cognition) evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of

SamplesI will have the family jewels appraised by a professional.
Access all the factors when taking a risk.

Synonymsappraise, assess, evaluate, measure, valuate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)evaluate, judge, pass judgment

Narrower (hyponym)censor, grade, mark, praise, rate, reassess, reevaluate, score, standardise, standardize, value

Verb groupassess

5. value (cognition) estimate the value of

SamplesHow would you rate his chances to become President?.
Gold was rated highly among the Romans.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)appraise, assess, evaluate, measure, valuate, value

Narrower (hyponym)revalue

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