Webster 1913 Edition
Having value or worth; possessing qualities which are useful and esteemed; precious; costly;
Worthy; estimable; deserving esteem;
an equivalent or compensation having value given for a thing purchased, as money, marriage, services, etc.
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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valuablesthey offer to the gods.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Having value or worth; having some good qualities which are useful and esteemed; precious; as a valuable horse; valuable land; a valuable house.
2.Worthy estimable; deserving esteem; as a valuable friend; a valuable companion.