val·​ued | \ ˈval-(ˌ)yüd How to pronounce valued (audio) , -yəd \

Definition of valued

: having a value or values especially of a specified kind or number often used in combinationreal-valued

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Recent Examples on the Web In recent months, investors have grown wary of companies like Casper—highly valued startups that have yet to turn a profit—and its debut this past week didn’t put those fears to rest. Francesca Fontana, WSJ, "Tesla, Macy’s, eBay: Stocks That Defined the Week," 8 Feb. 2020 Over the years, the N.F.L. has kept the game in line with the sensibilities of the most valued American consumer (an ideal that has always favored straight white men), consciously emphasizing different aspects of the game in different periods. James Surowiecki, New York Times, "Beautiful. Violent. American. The N.F.L. at 100.," 19 Dec. 2019 People who arrive in Minnesota with refugee status own homes, start businesses, and become valued members of our St. Paul community. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, "St. Paul City Council to Trump: Accept more refugees!," 9 Oct. 2019 The individuals thus honored by memorials situated around that small body of water made the final cut as the most valued leaders that our country has spawned. Steve West,, "The green lady weeps | Opinion," 12 Sep. 2019 The use of sensors in games has become a valued tool in the eyes of coaches and organizations, who are able to see how — or if — work in the batting cages is translating to games. Alex Speier,, "Baseball’s latest tech tool for hitters: Bat sensors," 9 Aug. 2019 If markets were efficient, these highly valued stocks would have been falling for months as yields rose. James Mackintosh, WSJ, "Is It Time to Buy the Dip?," 11 Oct. 2018 The family would like to thank Peg Murphy and her husband, Bob, for their unending friendship, love and support, and all of Bill's close friends whose friendships were so valued and treasured., "William Ferdinand Grunewald," 9 June 2018 Major exchanges around the world are vying to win IPOs—like the potential Aramco deal—at a time when many highly valued companies are choosing to stay private for longer periods of time. Saumya Vaishampayan, WSJ, "Hong Kong Stock Market Holds Out Hope for Aramco Listing," 20 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of valued

1595, in the meaning defined above

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25 Feb 2020

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“Valued.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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