adjective \ˈval-yə-bəl, -yə-wə-bəl, -yü-ə-\

: worth a lot of money

: very useful or helpful

: important and limited in amount

Full Definition of VALUABLE

a :  having monetary value
b :  worth a good price
a :  having desirable or esteemed characteristics or qualities <valuable friendships>
b :  of great use or service <valuable advice>
valu·able·ness noun
valu·ably \-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.

First Known Use of VALUABLE

circa 1576

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite



Definition of VALUABLE

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

First Known Use of VALUABLE

circa 1775

Other Economics Terms

actuary, compound interest, globalization, indemnity, portfolio, rentier, stagflation, usurer


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