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 for value
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Value \Val"ue\ (v[a^]l"[=u]), n. [OF. value, fr. valoir, p. p.
     valu, to be worth, fr. L. valere to be strong, to be worth.
     See Valiant.]
     1. The property or aggregate properties of a thing by which
        it is rendered useful or desirable, or the degree of such
        property or sum of properties; worth; excellence; utility;
        importance.
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              Ye are all physicians of no value.    --Job xiii. 4.
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              Ye are of more value than many sparrows. --Matt. x.
                                                    31.
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              Caesar is well acquainted with your virtue,
              And therefore sets this value on your life.
                                                    --Addison.
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              Before events shall have decided on the value of the
              measures.                             --Marshall.
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     2. (Trade & Polit. Econ.) Worth estimated by any standard of
        purchasing power, especially by the market price, or the
        amount of money agreed upon as an equivalent to the
        utility and cost of anything.
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              An article may be possessed of the highest degree of
              utility, or power to minister to our wants and
              enjoyments, and may be universally made use of,
              without possessing exchangeable value. --M'Culloch.
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              Value is the power to command commodities generally.
                                                    --A. L. Chapin
                                                    (Johnson's
                                                    Cys.).
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              Value is the generic term which expresses power in
              exchange.                             --F. A.
                                                    Walker.
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              His design was not to pay him the value of his
              pictures, because they were above any price.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     Note: In political economy, value is often distinguished as
           intrinsic and exchangeable. Intrinsic value is the same
           as utility or adaptation to satisfy the desires or
           wants of men. Exchangeable value is that in an article
           or product which disposes individuals to give for it
           some quantity of labor, or some other article or
           product obtainable by labor; as, pure air has an
           intrinsic value, but generally not an exchangeable
           value.
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     3. Precise signification; import; as, the value of a word;
        the value of a legal instrument --Mitford.
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     4. Esteem; regard. --Dryden.
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              My relation to the person was so near, and my value
              for him so great                      --Bp. Burnet.
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     5. (Mus.) The relative length or duration of a tone or note,
        answering to quantity in prosody; thus, a quarter note [?]
        has the value of two eighth notes [?].
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     6. In an artistical composition, the character of any one
        part in its relation to other parts and to the whole; --
        often used in the plural; as, the values are well given,
        or well maintained.
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     7. Valor. [Written also valew.] [Obs.] --Spenser.
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     8.
        (a) That property of a color by which it is distinguished
            as bright or dark; luminosity.
        (b) Degree of lightness as conditioned by the presence of
            white or pale color, or their opposites.
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     9. (Math.) Any particular quantitative determination; as, a
        function's value for some special value of its argument.
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     10. [pl.] The valuable ingredients to be obtained by
         treatment from any mass or compound; specif., the
         precious metals contained in rock, gravel, or the like;
         as, the vein carries good values; the values on the
         hanging walls.
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     Value received, a phrase usually employed in a bill of
        exchange or a promissory note, to denote that a
        consideration has been given for it. --Bouvier.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Value \Val"ue\ (v[a^]l"[=u]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Valued
     (v[a^]l"[=u]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Valuing.]
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     1. To estimate the value, or worth, of; to rate at a certain
        price; to appraise; to reckon with respect to number,
        power, importance, etc.
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              The mind doth value every moment.     --Bacon.
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              The queen is valued thirty thousand strong. --Shak.
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              The king must take it ill,
              That he's so slightly valued in his messenger.
                                                    --Shak.
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              Neither of them valued their promises according to
              rules of honor or integrity.          --Clarendon.
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     2. To rate highly; to have in high esteem; to hold in respect
        and estimation; to appreciate; to prize; as, to value one
        for his works or his virtues.
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              Which of the dukes he values most.    --Shak.
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     3. To raise to estimation; to cause to have value, either
        real or apparent; to enhance in value. [Obs.]
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              Some value themselves to their country by jealousies
              of the crown.                         --Sir W.
                                                    Temple.
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     4. To be worth; to be equal to in value. [Obs.]
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              The peace between the French and us not values
              The cost that did conclude it.        --Shak.
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     Syn: To compute; rate; appraise; esteem; respect; regard;
          estimate; prize; appreciate.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  value
      n 1: a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed; "the
           value assigned was 16 milliseconds"
      2: the quality (positive or negative) that renders something
         desirable or valuable; "the Shakespearean Shylock is of
         dubious value in the modern world"
      3: the amount (of money or goods or services) that is considered
         to be a fair equivalent for something else; "he tried to
         estimate the value of the produce at normal prices" [syn:
         value, economic value]
      4: relative darkness or lightness of a color; "I establish the
         colors and principal values by organizing the painting into
         three values--dark, medium...and light"-Joe Hing Lowe
      5: (music) the relative duration of a musical note [syn:
         value, time value, note value]
      6: an ideal accepted by some individual or group; "he has old-
         fashioned values"
      v 1: fix or determine the value of; assign a value to; "value
           the jewelry and art work in the estate"
      2: hold dear; "I prize these old photographs" [syn: prize,
         value, treasure, appreciate]
      3: regard highly; think much of; "I respect his judgement"; "We
         prize his creativity" [syn: respect, esteem, value,
         prize, prise] [ant: disesteem, disrespect]
      4: evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or
         significance of; "I will have the family jewels appraised by
         a professional"; "access all the factors when taking a risk"
         [syn: measure, evaluate, valuate, assess, appraise,
         value]
      5: estimate the value of; "How would you rate his chances to
         become President?"; "Gold was rated highly among the Romans"
         [syn: rate, value]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  296 Moby Thesaurus words for "value":
     Munsell chroma, accent, accord respect to, account, admire, adore,
     advantage, advantageousness, affective meaning, agreeableness,
     apotheosize, appraisal, appraise, appreciate, apprize, arrangement,
     ascribe importance to, assay, assess, assessment, atmosphere,
     auspiciousness, avail, balance, barometer, bearing, behalf, behoof,
     beneficialness, benefit, benevolence, benignity, brightness,
     brushwork, calculate, caliber, calibrate, caliper, call, canon,
     care for, charge, check, check a parameter, cherish, chroma,
     chromatic color, chromaticity, class, cock, cogency, color,
     color quality, colorimetric quality, coloring, composition,
     compute, concern, concernment, connotation, consequence,
     consequentiality, consideration, convenience, conversion factor,
     cool color, cost, criterion, dead band, dearness, defer to, degree,
     deify, denotation, desert, design, dial, divide, draftsmanship,
     drift, effect, emphasis, entertain respect for, essence, esteem,
     estimate, evaluate, exalt, excellence, expedience, expense,
     extension, extraordinary worth, face, face value, fair-trade,
     fairness, fathom, favor, favorableness, figure, fineness,
     first-rateness, force, form an estimate, gate, gauge, gist,
     give an appreciation, goodliness, goodness, grace, graduate,
     graduated scale, grammatical meaning, great price, great value,
     grouping, guess, healthiness, helpfulness, hero-worship,
     high order, high rank, hold in esteem, hold in reverence, honor,
     hue, hydrant, idea, idolize, impact, implication, import,
     importance, intension, interest, invaluableness, kindness,
     lexical meaning, lightness, line, literal meaning, look up to,
     make an estimation, make much of, mark, market value, materiality,
     meaning, measure, mensurate, merit, mete, meter, model, moment,
     net worth, neutral color, niceness, norm, note, overtone, pace,
     painterliness, par value, parameter, paramountcy, pattern,
     pennyworth, percentage, perspective, pertinence, petcock, pith,
     pleasantness, plumb, point, practical consequence, precedence,
     preciousness, preeminence, price, pricelessness, primacy, priority,
     prize, probe, profit, profitableness, proportional band, purity,
     purport, quality, quantify, quantity, quantize, quote a price,
     range of meaning, rank, rate, rate highly, reading, readout,
     real meaning, reckon, reference, referent, regard, relation,
     relevance, respect, revere, reverence, rewardingness, rule,
     saturation, scale, scope, self-importance, semantic cluster,
     semantic field, sense, service, set at, set point, set store by,
     shading, shadow, significance, signification, significatum,
     signifie, size, size up, skillfulness, sound, soundness, span,
     span of meaning, spigot, spirit, standard, stature, step, stopcock,
     stress, structural meaning, substance, sum, sum and substance,
     superiority, supremacy, survey, symbolic meaning, take a reading,
     tap, target values, technique, tenor, test, think highly of,
     think much of, think well of, tint, tone, totality of associations,
     touchstone, transferred meaning, treasure, treatment, triangulate,
     type, unadorned meaning, undertone, unworthy, use, usefulness,
     validity, valorize, valuableness, valuate, valuation,
     value received, values, valve, venerate, virtue, virtuousness,
     warm color, weigh, weight, wholeness, worship, worth, yardstick
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  brightness
  luminance
  tone
  value
  
      (Or "tone", "luminance", "value", "luminosity",
     "lightness") The coordinate in the HSB colour model that
     determines the total amount of light in the colour.  Zero
     brightness is black and 100% is white, intermediate values are
     "light" or "dark" colours.
  
     The other coordinates are hue and saturation.
  
     (1999-07-05)
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  VALUE, common law. This term has two different meanings. It sometimes 
  expresses the utility of an object, and some times the power of purchasing 
  other good with it. The first may be called value in use, the latter value 
  in exchange. 
       2. Value differs from price. The latter is applied to live cattle and 
  animals; in a declaration, therefore, for taking cattle, they ought to be 
  said to be of such a price; and in a declaration for taking dead chattels or 
  those which never had life, it ought to lay them to be of such a value. 2 
  Lilly's Ab. 620. 
  
  

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