The quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable.
“The Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world.”
The degree of importance given to something.
“The value of my children’s happiness is second only to that of my wife.”
That which is valued or highly esteemed, such as one’s morals, morality, or belief system.
“He does not share his parents’ values.”
The amount (of money or goods or services) that is considered to be a fair equivalent for something else.
The relative duration of a musical note.
“The value of a crotchet is twice that of a quaver.”
The relative darkness or lightness of a color in (a specific area of) a painting etc.
Any definite numerical quantity or other mathematical object, determined by being measured, computed, or otherwise defined.
“The exact value of pi cannot be represented in decimal notation.”
Precise meaning; import.
“the value of a word; the value of a legal instrument”
The valuable ingredients to be obtained by treating a mass or compound; specifically, the precious metals contained in rock, gravel, etc.
“The vein carries good values.”
“the values on the hanging walls”
Valour; also spelled valew.
To estimate the value of; judge the worth of something.
“I will have the family jewels valued by a professional.”
To fix or determine the value of; assign a value to, as of jewelry or art work.
To regard highly; think much of; place importance upon.
“Gold was valued highly among the Romans.”
To hold dear.
“I value these old photographs.”
A claim to reward.
A mark or token of approbation or to recognize excellence.
“For her good performance in the examination, her teacher gave her ten merits.”
Something deserving or worthy of positive recognition or reward.
“His reward for his merit was a check for $50.”
The sum of all the good deeds that a person does which state of existence and contributes to the person’s growth towards enlightenment.
“to acquire or make merit”
Usually in the plural form the merits: the substantive matters such as the evidence or points of good or bad quality, or rightness or wrongness, of some other thing.
“Even though the plaintiff was ordered by the judge to pay some costs for not having followed the correct procedure, she won the case on the merits.”
The quality or state of deserving retribution, whether reward or punishment.
To deserve, to earn.
“Her performance merited wild applause.”
To be deserving or worthy.
“They were punished as they merited.”