Pronunciation: (val'yOO-u-bul, -yu-bul), [key]
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.
Usually, valuables. articles of considerable value, as of personal property, esp. those of relatively small size: They locked their valuables in the hotel safe.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.