Pronunciation: (val'yOO-u-bul, -yu-bul),[key] —adj. 1. having considerable monetary worth; costing or bringing a high price: a valuable painting; a valuable crop. 2. having qualities worthy of respect, admiration, or esteem: a valuable friend. 3. of considerable use, service, or importance: valuable information.
—n. Usually, valuables. articles of considerable value, as of personal property, esp. those of relatively small size: They locked their valuables in the hotel safe.