Value

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Value \Val"ue\ (v[a^]l"[=u]), noun [OF. value, fr. valoir, p. p. valu, to be worth, fr. L. valere to be strong, to be worth. See {Valiant}.]

1. The property or aggregate properties of a thing by which it is rendered useful or desirable, or the degree of such property or sum of properties; worth; excellence; utility; importance.

Ye are all physicians of no value. --Job xiii. 4.

Ye are of more value than many sparrows. --Matt. x. 31.

Caesar is well acquainted with your virtue, And therefore sets this value on your life. --Addison.

Before events shall have decided on the value of the measures. --Marshall.

2. (Trade & Polit. Econ.) Worth estimated by any standard of purchasing power, especially by the market price, or the amount of money agreed upon as an equivalent to the utility and cost of anything.

An article may be possessed of the highest degree of utility, or power to minister to our wants and enjoyments, and may be universally made use of, without possessing exchangeable value. --M'Culloch.

Value is the power to command commodities generally. --A. L. Chapin (Johnson's Cys.).

Value is the generic term which expresses power in exchange. --F. A. Walker.

His design was not to pay him the value of his pictures, because they were above any price. --Dryden.

Note: In political economy, value is often distinguished as intrinsic and exchangeable. Intrinsic value is the same as utility or adaptation to satisfy the desires or wants of men. Exchangeable value is that in an article or product which disposes individuals to give for it some quantity of labor, or some other article or product obtainable by labor; as, pure air has an intrinsic value, but generally not an exchangeable value.

3. Precise signification; import; as, the value of a word; the value of a legal instrument --Mitford.

4. Esteem; regard. --Dryden.

My relation to the person was so near, and my value for him so great --Bp. Burnet.

5. (Mus.) The relative length or duration of a tone or note, answering to quantity in prosody; thus, a quarter note [?] has the value of two eighth notes [?].

6. In an artistical composition, the character of any one part in its relation to other parts and to the whole; -- often used in the plural; as, the values are well given, or well maintained.

7. Valor. [Written also {valew}.] [Obs.] --Spenser.

8. (a) That property of a color by which it is distinguished as bright or dark; luminosity. (b) Degree of lightness as conditioned by the presence of white or pale color, or their opposites. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

9. (Math.) Any particular quantitative determination; as, a function's value for some special value of its argument. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

10. [pl.] The valuable ingredients to be obtained by treatment from any mass or compound; specif., the precious metals contained in rock, gravel, or the like; as, the vein carries good values; the values on the hanging walls. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Value received}, a phrase usually employed in a bill of exchange or a promissory note, to denote that a consideration has been given for it. --Bouvier.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Value \Val"ue\ (v[a^]l"[=u]), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Valued} (v[a^]l"[=u]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Valuing}.]

1. To estimate the value, or worth, of; to rate at a certain price; to appraise; to reckon with respect to number, power, importance, etc.

The mind doth value every moment. --Bacon.

The queen is valued thirty thousand strong. --Shak.

The king must take it ill, That he's so slightly valued in his messenger. --Shak.

Neither of them valued their promises according to rules of honor or integrity. --Clarendon.

2. To rate highly; to have in high esteem; to hold in respect and estimation; to appreciate; to prize; as, to value one for his works or his virtues.

Which of the dukes he values most. --Shak.

3. To raise to estimation; to cause to have value, either real or apparent; to enhance in value. [Obs.]

Some value themselves to their country by jealousies of the crown. --Sir W. Temple.

4. To be worth; to be equal to in value. [Obs.]

The peace between the French and us not values The cost that did conclude it. --Shak.

Syn: To compute; rate; appraise; esteem; respect; regard; estimate; prize; appreciate.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

value

noun

1: a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed; "the value assigned was 16 milliseconds"

2: the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable; "the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world"

3: the amount (of money or goods or services) that is considered to be a fair equivalent for something else; "he tried to estimate the value of the produce at normal prices" [syn: {value}, {economic value}]

4: relative darkness or lightness of a color; "I establish the colors and principal values by organizing the painting into three values--dark, medium...and light"-Joe Hing Lowe

5: (music) the relative duration of a musical note [syn: {value}, {time value}, {note value}]

6: an ideal accepted by some individual or group; "he has old- fashioned values"

verb

1: fix or determine the value of; assign a value to; "value the jewelry and art work in the estate"

2: hold dear; "I prize these old photographs" [syn: {prize}, {value}, {treasure}, {appreciate}]

3: regard highly; think much of; "I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity" [syn: {respect}, {esteem}, {value}, {prize}, {prise}] [ant: {disesteem}, {disrespect}]

4: evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of; "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional"; "access all the factors when taking a risk" [syn: {measure}, {evaluate}, {valuate}, {assess}, {appraise}, {value}]

5: estimate the value of; "How would you rate his chances to become President?"; "Gold was rated highly among the Romans" [syn: {rate}, {value}]

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My dream this morning. (2015-08-04: Approximately Noon Pacific Daylight Time)

I had an interesting dream today (Tuesday) around noon. I was sleeping in bed since 5 p.m. on Monday, the previous day. I went to bed around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning, but unfortunately, I failed to fall asleep. I remained alert in bed trying to fall asleep until 5 p.m. that day, when I finally fell alseep and slept until around 12:15 p.m. today, which is why I guess the dream happened around noon.

This morning I had totally awesome higher power superpower dreams.

It started off at Mizar Place where I was in a really weird altered state and my brother and Dad didn't trust me with anything dangerous. While in my altered state, I tried to explain to them that I knew what danger was. I used the stove as an example. I explained that the burner was hot and the pilot light had to stay lit or otherwise gas would escape and catch fire.

It was nighttime. I was standing in the kitchen. They were in the dining room.

Then there was a super loud arcing noise coming from what sounded like miles away. Just super loud electrical sparking type noise. So Dad and I went to investigate. We drove several blocks and about half a mile through residential neighborhoods until we found a military zone full of security guards, then we found the source of the noise.

There was a huge gigantic antenna about 300 feet tall that had been built behind the backyard of a house in the grass of the elementary school schoolyard. Somehow then we were behind the house in the schoolyard, close enough to see the flashes of light coming from inside the house and that the sparks were being channeled through a ducting system that was connected to an amplifier unit and broadcast in all directions through some kind of ultra, ultra loud and elaborate public address system in the schoolyard, as well as through the radio antenna.

There was a military cop that greeted us. Dad had a black Colt .45 semi-automatic pistol and I had a small silver-colored .22 semi-automatic pistol with a wooden grip. The cop asked us if we had permits for the guns. Dad said he did but that I didn't. The MP asked for my gun. I handed it to him without resistance, but felt really stupid after the fact because I gave it to him barrel first - unfortunately pointed in his general direction. He took it without incident, but I felt embarrassed for not pointing the barrel toward the ground in the process.

Then we tried to figure out what the gigantic antenna was for. Dad guessed that it was classified but he said he thought it had something to do with extending the range of antennas at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Then we drove to Vandenberg and when we arrived it was suddenly daytime. It was clear that there was something big going on. There were all kinds of advanced aircraft flying around really low to the ground.

Dad and I and my brother and one of his friends were in a van. We saw a helicopter-like aircraft fly really low by us and we could see the pilot through the windows. It was a really beautiful woman with medium length blonde hair. She wasn't wearing a helmet.

Then all of sudden, the beautiful woman was in the van with us. She explained that she was able to sneak up on us without a sound and enter the van without even opening the door. She explained that they had advanced nanotechnology and the ability to move and reassemble atoms very quickly.

Then she took us to a place where there were spaceships from aliens and they said that we were selected as part of a small group of people that would now go with the aliens. She took us inside one of the alien spaceships.

The inside of the spaceship took us to another world that was filled with ancient hieroglyphics and giant aliens.

They explained that they had been looking for a human god to control the spaceship, and I naturally didn't want the job because I had so many flaws and limitations. Then they took me to the alien god who was in charge of the spaceship. He said, "This is for you and your list of limitations."

I was trying to explain to Dad that they had advanced nanotechnology and that they could do anything to us and then return us to perfect health. I tried to explain that there was nothing to fear because we had already been scanned.

Then we were in a giant building that went on forever and it was filled with sleeping mummies that were starting to come back to life in perfect health. I remember saying that I would like to be the walls and floor of that building.

Suddenly all the walls to the whole building turned into solid gold, and all the floors turned into gold colored marble with an interesting continuous grain. It was all beautiful.

Then the aliens started demonstrating that they could kill us and revive us to perfect health, even better than we were before.

Then things started attacking us. There was some kind of dog like creature running towards me. I just stood there waiting to see what would happen, knowing that I would be fine. Then a group of four aliens were coming towards me. Again, I stood my ground and didn't run.

They attacked me and did some damage then quickly called off their attack and walked away peacefully, and I was repaired to full health.

A bunch of stuff happened that is escaping my memory, but the last words of the dream were from the inside of a golden palace and the leader of the aliens said to me, "You're immortal soul is with us, the angels."

Then I woke up.

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