valuable


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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   2. Worthy; estimable; deserving esteem; as, a valuable
      friend; a valuable companion.
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   Valuable consideration (Law), an equivalent or compensation
      having value given for a thing purchased, as money,
      marriage, services, etc. --Blackstone. --Bouvier.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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         The food and valuables they offer to the gods. --Tylor.
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