AskDefine | Define valuable

Dictionary Definition

valuable adj
1 having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange; "another human being equally valuable in the sight of God"; "a valuable diamond" [ant: worthless]
2 having worth or merit or value; "a valuable friend"; "a good and worthful man" [syn: worthful]
3 of great importance or use or service; "useful information"; "valuable advice" [syn: useful, of value] n : something of value; "all our valuables were stolen"

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English

Etymology

value + -able

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. having a great value.
    That ring over there is very valuable

Translations

having a great value

Noun

valuable (plural valuables)
  1. a personal possession such as jewellery, of relatively great monetary value; — usually used in plural form.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

admired, appreciated, beyond price, costly, dear, esteemed, expensive, gainful, golden, good as gold, inestimable, invaluable, of great price, of value, precious, priceless, prized, profitable, remunerative, respected, rewarding, rich, treasured, valued, well-spent, worthwhile, worthy, yielding a return
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