valuable

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 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

  • 8 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] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 valuable — adj. 1 worth a lot of money VERBS ▪ be, look ▪ become ▪ remain ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 valuable — valuableness, n. valuably, adv. /val yooh euh beuhl, yeuh beuhl/, adj. 1. having considerable monetary worth; costing or bringing a high price: a valuable painting; a valuable crop. 2. having qualities worthy of respect, admiration, or esteem: a… …

    Universalium

  • 14 valuable — [[t]væ̱ljuəb(ə)l[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe something or someone as valuable, you mean that they are very useful and helpful. Many of our teachers also have valuable academic links with Heidelberg University... If you decide to do you …

    English dictionary

  • 15 valuable — 01. He is a [valuable] member of the team; without him, we probably would have lost the game. 02. We really [value] your contribution to the class. 03. Her experience has been [invaluable] in our work on the project. 04. Don t leave your… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 16 valuable — val|u|a|ble W3 [ˈvæljuəbəl, jubəl US ˈvæljubəl] adj 1.) worth a lot of money ≠ ↑worthless ▪ a valuable painting ▪ Their most valuable belongings were locked in a safe in the bedroom. 2.) valuable help, advice, information etc is very useful… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 valuable — Of financial or market value; commanding or worth a good price; of considerable worth in any respect, whether monetary or intrinsic @ valuable consideration A class of consideration upon which a promise may be founded, which entitles the promisee …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 18 valuable*/*/ — [ˈvæljʊb(ə)l] adj 1) worth a lot of money a valuable antique[/ex] The necklace is not very valuable.[/ex] 2) very useful and important a valuable insight/lesson[/ex] an opportunity to gain valuable experience[/ex] 3) valuable time is important… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 19 valuable — adj. valuable to + inf. (it s valuable to know languages if you work in an export firm) * * * [ væljʊ(ə)b(ə)l] valuable to + inf. (it s valuable to know languages if you work in an export firm) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 valuable — /ˈvæljuəbəl / (say valyoohuhbuhl), /ˈvæljubəl / (say valyoohbuhl) adjective 1. of monetary worth. 2. representing a large market value: valuable paintings. 3. of considerable use, service, or importance: valuable information; valuable aid. 4.… …

    Australian English dictionary