Definitions for: Valuable

[n] something of value; "all our valuables were stolen"
[adj] of great importance or use or service; "useful information"; "valuable advice"
[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"
[adj] having worth or merit or value; "a valuable friend"; "a good and worthful man"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

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

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