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Val"u*a*ble (?), a.


Having value or worth; possessing qualities which are useful and esteemed; precious; costly; as, a valuable horse; valuable land; a valuable cargo.


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.


© [Webster 1913].

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.


© [Webster 1913].