1 [mass noun] the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something:your support is of great value the material or monetary worth of something:prints seldom rise in value [count noun]:equipment is included up to a total value of £500 the worth of something compared to the price paid or asked for it:at £12.50 the book is good value [count noun]: North Americanthe wine represents a good value for $17.95 2
) principles or standards of behaviour; one’s judgement of what is important in life:they internalize their parents' rules and values
3the numerical amount denoted by an algebraic term; a magnitude, quantity, or number:the mean value of x 4 Music the relative duration of the sound signified by a note. 5 Linguistics the meaning of a word or other linguistic unit. the quality or tone of a spoken sound; the sound represented by a letter.
6the relative degree of lightness or darkness of a particular colour:the artist has used adjacent colour values as the landscape recedes 1estimate the monetary worth of:his estate was valued at £45,000
2consider (someone or something) to be important or beneficial; have a high opinion of:she had come to value her privacy