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Meaning of VALUABLE

Pronunciation:  'valyooubul

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

VALUABLE is a 8 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: important, invaluable, of import, of value, precious, priceless, rich, semiprecious, useful, valued, valued at(p), worth(p), worthful
 Antonyms: worthless
 See Also: expensive, hoarded wealth, precious metal, swag, treasure, worthy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    2. Worthy; estimable; deserving esteem; as, a valuable
       friend; a valuable companion.
    {Valuable consideration} (Law), an equivalent or compensation
       having value given for a thing purchased, as money,
       marriage, services, etc. --Blackstone. --Bouvier.
  2. \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
          The food and valuables they offer to the gods. --Tylor.