valuable: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (val'y-u-bul, -yu-bul), [key]
— adj.
  1. having considerable monetary worth; costing or bringing a high price: a valuable painting; a valuable crop.
  2. having qualities worthy of respect, admiration, or esteem: a valuable friend.
  3. of considerable use, service, or importance: valuable information.
  1. Usually,articles of considerable value, as of personal property, esp. those of relatively small size: They locked their valuables in the hotel safe.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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