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valuable

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adjective valu·able \ˈval-yə-bəl, -yə-wə-bəl, -yü-ə-\

Simple Definition of valuable

  • : worth a lot of money

  • : very useful or helpful

  • : important and limited in amount

Full Definition of valuable

  1. 1 a :  having monetary value b :  worth a good price

  2. 2 a :  having desirable or esteemed characteristics or qualities <valuable friendships> b :  of great use or service <valuable advice>

valu·able·ness noun
valu·ably play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of valuable

  1. The watch is extremely valuable.

  2. A lot of valuable advice can be found in this book.

  3. I learned a valuable lesson.

  4. He made many valuable contributions to the field of science.

  5. The volunteers provide a valuable service to the community.

  6. She is a valuable member of the staff.

  7. Clean air is a valuable natural resource that needs to be protected.

  8. Please don't waste my time. My time is very valuable.



Circa 1576

First Known Use of valuable

circa 1576


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valuable

noun valu·able

Definition of valuable

  1. :  a usually personal possession (as jewelry) of relatively great monetary value —usually used in plural



Circa 1775

First Known Use of valuable

circa 1775



VALUABLE Defined for Kids

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valuable

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adjective valu·able \ˈval-yə-wə-bəl, ˈval-yə-bəl\

Definition of valuable

  1. 1 :  worth a lot of money

  2. 2 :  of great use or service <“I must not take any more of your valuable time.” — E. B. White, Charlotte's Web>




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valuable

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noun valu·able

Definition of valuable

  1. :  a personal possession of great value





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