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VALUE, n. val'u. L. valor, from valeo, to be worth.

1. Worth that property or those properties of a thing which render it useful or estimable or the degree of that property or of such properties. The real value of a thing is its utility, its power or capacity of procuring or producing good. Hence the real or intrinsic value of iron, is far greater than that of gold. But there is, in many things, an estimated value, depending on opinion or fashion, such as the value of precious stones. The value of land depends on its fertility, or on its vicinity to a market, or on both.
2. Price the rate of worth set upon a commodity, or the amount for which a thing is sold. We say, the value of a thing is what it will bring in market.
3. Worth applied to persons.

Ye are all physicians of no value. Job 13 .

Ye are of more value than many sparrows. Matthew 10 .

4. High rate.

Caesar is well acquainted with your virtue, and therefore sets this value on your life.

5. Importance efficacy in producing effects as considerations of no value.

Before events shall have decided on the value of the measures.

6. Import precise signification as the value of a word or phrase.

VALUE, val'u.

1. To estimate the worth of to rate at a certain price to apprise as, to value lands or goods.
2. To rate at a high price to have in high esteem as a valued poem or picture. A man is apt to value his own performances at too high a rate he is even disposed to value himself for his humility.
3. To esteem to hold in respect and estimation as, to value one for his works or virtues.
4. To take account of.

The mind doth value every moment.

5. To reckon or estimate with respect to number or power.

The queen is valu'd thirty thousand strong.

6. To consider with respect to importance.

The king must take it so slightly valu'd in his messenger.

Neither of them valued their premises according to the rules of honor or integrity.

7. To raise to estimation.

Some value themselves to their country by jealousies to the crown. Not in use.

8. To be worth. Not in use.

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Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Value'. King James Dictionary.

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