Definition of valuable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    valuable

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈvæljuəbl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvæljuəbl//
     
    Job skills and personal qualities
     
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  1. 1  valuable (to somebody/something) very useful or important a valuable experience The book provides valuable information on recent trends. This advice was to prove valuable. Spinach is a valuable source of iron. See related entries: Job skills and personal qualities
  2. 2  worth a lot of money valuable antiques Luckily, nothing valuable was stolen. My home is my most valuable asset. opposite valueless, worthless compare invaluable, priceless More Like This Words that look like opposites, but aren’t different/​indifferent, interested/​disinterested, famous/​infamous, flammable/​inflammable, savoury/​unsavoury, sensible/​insensible, valuable/​invaluableSee worksheet. Synonymsvaluableprecious priceless irreplaceableThese words all describe something that is worth a lot of money or very important to somebody.valuable worth a lot of money:The thieves took three pieces of valuable jewellery.precious rare and worth a lot of money; loved or valued very much:a precious Chinese vase, valued at half a million pounds precious memories of our time togetherpriceless extremely valuable; loved or valued very much:a priceless collection of antiquesirreplaceable too valuable or special to be replacedPatterns valuable/​precious/​priceless/​irreplaceable possessions valuable/​precious/​priceless antiques/​jewels/​jewellery See related entries: Job skills and personal qualities
  3. Word Familyvalue noun verbvaluable adjectiveinvaluable adjective (valueless)valuables nounExtra examples The Romantics believed that the life of the imagination was intrinsically valuable. The subject could be equally valuable for scientists. The survey was valuable as an indicator of local opinion. They have skills and qualities which make them highly valuable. commercially valuable expertise documents that are enormously valuable to historians ecologically valuable species It was a valuable experience for all of us. The Internet can be a very valuable learning tool. The thieves took three pieces of valuable jewellery. This advice was to prove valuable. This book provides valuable information on recent trends. We hired an expert to prove that the deposits were commercially valuable. You should gain some valuable insights into the world of business.
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