Valuable
Valuable Val"u*a*ble, n. A precious possession; a thing of value, especially a small thing, as an article of jewelry; -- used mostly in the plural. [1913 Webster]

The food and valuables they offer to the gods. --Tylor. [1913 Webster]


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  • valuable — val‧u‧a‧ble [ˈvæljuəbl, jbl ǁ ˈvæljbl] adjective worth a lot of money: • The falling dollar makes US company profits less valuable. • The fuel oil will be converted into more valuable products, such as gasoline. * * * valuable UK US… …   Financial and business terms

  • Valuable — Val u*a*ble, a. 1. Having value or worth; possessing qualities which are useful and esteemed; precious; costly; as, a valuable horse; valuable land; a valuable cargo. [1913 Webster] 2. Worthy; estimable; deserving esteem; as, a valuable friend; a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • valuable — I adjective above par, advantageous, beneficial, choice, commanding a good price, costly, dear, desirable, edifying, effective, effectual, efficacious, esteemed, estimable, excellent, expensive, favorable, fine, gainful, good, helpful, important …   Law dictionary

  • valuable — (adj.) 1580s, from VALUE (Cf. value) (v.) + ABLE (Cf. able). As a noun, a valuable thing, from 1775 (in modern use often in plural) …   Etymology dictionary

  • valuable — [adj] very important; priceless admired, appreciated, beneficial, cherished, collectible, costly, dear, esteemed, estimable, expensive, heirloom, held dear, helpful, high priced, hot*, hot property*, important, in demand, inestimable, invaluable …   New thesaurus

  • valuable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) worth a great deal of money. 2) extremely useful or important. ► NOUN (valuables) ▪ valuable items. DERIVATIVES valuably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • valuable — [val′yə bəl, val′yo͞o ə bəl] adj. 1. a) having material value; being worth money b) having great value in terms of money [a valuable diamond] 2. of great merit, use, or service; highly important, esteemed, etc. n. an article of value, esp. one of …   English World dictionary

  • valuable — adj precious, invaluable, priceless, *costly, expensive, dear Analogous words: estimated, appraised, evaluated (see ESTIMATE): valued, appreciated, prized, treasured (see APPRECIATE): esteemed, admired, respected (see corresponding verbs under… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • valuable — val|u|a|ble [ væljəbl ] adjective *** 1. ) worth a lot of money: The necklace is interesting but not very valuable. a valuable antique 2. ) very useful and important: The job gave her an opportunity to gain valuable experience. valuable… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • valuable */*/*/ — UK [ˈvæljʊb(ə)l] / US [ˈvæljəb(ə)l] adjective 1) worth a lot of money The necklace is not very valuable. a valuable antique 2) a) very useful and important The job gave her an opportunity to gain valuable experience. valuable… …   English dictionary

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