valuable Definition

  • 1worth a lot of money
  • 2very useful or important
  • 3having desirable or esteemed characteristics or qualities

Using valuable: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "valuable" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The painting is very valuable and will be auctioned off next month.

  • Example

    His advice was extremely valuable to me.

  • Example

    Time is a valuable resource that should not be wasted.

  • Example

    Her experience in the field is valuable to the company.

valuable Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using valuable

  • a person who contributes significantly to a group or organization


    She is a valuable member of our team, always coming up with new ideas.

  • a person or thing that improves or enhances a group or organization


    The new software is a valuable addition to our company's technology.

  • something that is discovered and considered to be very important or useful


    The archaeologists made a valuable find when they uncovered the ancient artifacts.

Phrases with valuable

  • a person, property, or quality that is considered very useful or important


    Her knowledge of the industry is a valuable asset to the company.

  • an experience that teaches you something important


    Losing the game taught him a valuable lesson about sportsmanship.

  • time that is considered important or useful


    I don't want to waste any more of your valuable time.

Origins of valuable

from Late Latin 'valabilis', meaning 'that has value'


Summary: valuable in Brief

The term 'valuable' [ˈvæljuəbl] refers to things that are worth a lot of money, very useful or important, or have desirable qualities. It can describe anything from a painting to someone's time or experience. Phrases like 'valuable asset' and 'valuable lesson' highlight its importance, while idioms like 'a valuable member of something' and 'a valuable find' emphasize its usefulness and significance.

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