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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Valuable  \Val"u*a*ble\,  n. 
  A  precious  possession;  a  thing  of  value,  especially  a  small 
  thing  as  an  article  of  jewelry;  --  used  mostly  in  the 
  plural. 
 
  The  food  and  valuables  they  offer  to  the  gods.  --Tylor. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Valuable  \Val"u*a*ble\,  a. 
  1.  Having  value  or  worth;  possessing  qualities  which  are 
  useful  and  esteemed;  precious;  costly;  as  a  valuable 
  horse;  valuable  land;  a  valuable  cargo. 
 
  2.  Worthy;  estimable;  deserving  esteem;  as  a  valuable 
  friend;  a  valuable  companion. 
 
  {Valuable  consideration}  (Law),  an  equivalent  or  compensation 
  having  value  given  for  a  thing  purchased,  as  money, 
  marriage,  services,  etc  --Blackstone.  --Bouvier. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  valuable 
  adj  1:  having  great  material  or  monetary  value  especially  for  use 
  or  exchange;  "another  human  being  equally  valuable  in 
  the  sight  of  God";  "a  valuable  diamond"  [ant:  {worthless}] 
  2:  having  worth  or  merit  or  value;  "a  valuable  friend";  "a  good 
  and  worthful  man"  [syn:  {worthful}] 
  3:  of  great  importance  or  use  or  service;  "useful  information"; 
  "valuable  advice"  [syn:  {useful},  {of  value}] 
  n  :  something  of  value;  "all  our  valuables  were  stolen" 




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