valu·able /ˈvæljəbəl, jəwəbəl/
1. Having value or worth; possessing qualities which are useful and esteemed; precious; costly; as, a valuable horse; valuable land; a valuable cargo.
2. 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.
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.
adj 1: having great material or monetary value especially for use
or exchange; "another human being equally valuable in
the sight of God"; "a valuable diamond" [ant: worthless]
2: having worth or merit or value; "a valuable friend"; "a good
and worthful man" [syn: worthful]
3: of great importance or use or service; "useful information";
"valuable advice" [syn: useful, of value]
n : something of value; "all our valuables were stolen"