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{adj: amateur, recreational, unpaid} engaged in as a pastime
"an amateur painter"
"gained valuable experience in amateur theatricals"
"recreational golfers"
"reading matter that is both recreational and mentally stimulating"
"unpaid extras in the documentary"

{adj: blue-chip} extremely valuable
"Rembrandt is considered a blue-chip artist"

{adj: hung} (usually followed by `with' or used in a combining form) having items suspended on or from a support
"walls hung with valuable paintings"
"a vine-hung trellis"

{adj: improved} made more desirable or valuable or profitable; especially made ready for use or marketing
"new houses are springing up on an improved tract of land near the river"
"an improved breed"
<-> unimproved

{adj: located, placed, set, situated} situated in a particular spot or position
"valuable centrally located urban land"
"strategically placed artillery"
"a house set on a hilltop"
"nicely situated on a quiet riverbank"

{adj: most-valuable} designating the player judged to be the most important to the sport
"the most-valuable player award"

{adj: perspicacious, sagacious, sapient} acutely insightful and wise
"much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument"
"observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions"
"a source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators"

{adj: safe-deposit, safety-deposit} safe for the storage of valuables
"kept the deed in his safe-deposit box at the bank"

{adj: unimproved} not made more desirable or valuable or profitable; especially not made ready for use or marketing
"taxes on unimproved land are low"
"unimproved dirt roads"
<-> improved

{adj: valuable, worthful} having worth or merit or value
"a valuable friend"
"a good and worthful man"

{adj: valuable} having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange
"another human being equally valuable in the sight of God"
"a valuable diamond"
<-> worthless

{adj: worthless} lacking in usefulness or value
"a worthless idler"
<-> valuable

{adj: worthwhile} sufficiently valuable to justify the investment of time or interest
"a worthwhile book"

{adv: preciously} in a precious manner
"his preciously valuable collection"

{adv: wholesomely} in a wholesome manner
"the papers we found shed some valuable light on this question, wholesomely contradicting all lies"

{n: Diospyros, genus Diospyros} a genus of trees or shrubs that have beautiful and valuable wood

{n: Dipterocarpaceae, family Dipterocarpaceae} chiefly tropical Asian trees with two-winged fruits; yield valuable woods and aromatic oils and resins

{n: Eugenia, genus Eugenia} tropical trees and shrubs with aromatic leaves and often valuable hard wood

{n: Gresham's Law} (economics) the principle that when two kinds of money having the same denominational value are in circulation the intrinsically more valuable money will be hoarded and the money of lower intrinsic value will circulate more freely until the intrinsically more valuable money is driven out of circulation; bad money drives out good; credited to Sir Thomas Gresham

{n: Halictidae, family Halictidae} a family of small solitary bees; many are valuable pollinators for agriculture

{n: Honduras rosewood, Dalbergia stevensonii} Central American tree yielding a valuable dark streaked rosewood

{n: Hunan, Hunan province} a province in southeastern central China between the Nan Ling mountains and the Chang Jiang; noted for its timber and valuable mineral resources

{n: Jamaican cherry, calabur tree, calabura, silk wood, silkwood, Muntingia calabura} a fast-growing tropical American evergreen having white flowers and white fleshy edible fruit; bark yields a silky fiber used in cordage and wood is valuable for staves

{n: Japanese cedar, Japan cedar, sugi, Cryptomeria japonica} tall evergreen of Japan and China yielding valuable soft wood

{n: Judas tree, love tree, Circis siliquastrum} small tree of the eastern Mediterranean having abundant purplish-red flowers growing on old wood directly from stems and appearing before the leaves: widely cultivated in mild regions; wood valuable for veneers

{n: Kentucky bluegrass, Kentucky blue, Kentucy blue grass, June grass, Poa pratensis} valuable meadow and pasture grass in Europe and especially central United States having tall stalks and slender bright green leaves; a chief constituent in lawn grass mixtures

{n: Maria, Calophyllum longifolium} valuable timber tree of Panama

{n: Spanish elm, Equador laurel, salmwood, cypre, princewood, Cordia alliodora} large tropical American tree of the genus Cordia grown for its abundant creamy white flowers and valuable wood

{n: affiliation, association, tie, tie-up} a social or business relationship
"a valuable financial affiliation"
"he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team"
"many close associations with England"

{n: agua, agua toad, Bufo marinus} largest known toad species; native to Central America; valuable destroyer of insect pests

{n: antique} any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity

{n: argentite} a valuable silver ore consisting of silver sulfide (Ag2S)

{n: armored car, armoured car} an armor-plated truck with strong doors and locks used to transport money or valuables
"the paintings were delivered to the museum in an air-conditioned armored car"

{n: asset, plus} a useful or valuable quality
<-> liability

{n: babassu, babassu palm, coco de macao, Orbignya phalerata, Orbignya spesiosa, Orbignya martiana} tall feather palm of northern Brazil with hard-shelled nuts yielding valuable oil and a kind of vegetable ivory

{n: beluga, hausen, white sturgeon, Acipenser huso} valuable source of caviar and isinglass; found in Black and Caspian seas

{n: bud brush, bud sagebrush, Artemis spinescens} a perennial that is valuable as sheep forage in the United States

{n: burglary} entering a building unlawfully with intent to commit a felony or to steal valuable property

{n: cabinet, locker, storage locker} a storage compartment for clothes and valuables; usually it has a lock

{n: casket, jewel casket} small and often ornate box for holding jewels or other valuables

{n: cherry, cherry tree} any of numerous trees and shrubs producing a small fleshy round fruit with a single hard stone; many also produce a valuable hardwood

{n: cocobolo, Dalbergia retusa} a valuable timber tree of tropical South America

{n: coffer} a chest especially for storing valuables

{n: cohune palm, Orbignya cohune, cohune} tropical American feather palm whose large nuts yield valuable oil and a kind of vegetable ivory

{n: collectible, collectable} things considered to be worth collecting (not necessarily valuable or antique)

{n: columbite-tantalite, coltan} a valuable black mineral combining niobite and tantalite; used in cell phones and computer chips

{n: conacaste, elephant's ear, Enterolobium cyclocarpa} tropical South American tree having a wide-spreading crown of bipinnate leaves and coiled ear-shaped fruits; grown for shade and ornament as well as valuable timber

{n: crown jewel} a precious stone that is an valuable part of a sovereign's regalia

{n: dispatch case, dispatch box} case consisting of an oblong container (usually having a lock) for carrying dispatches or other valuables

{n: economic geology} the branch of geology that deals with economically valuable geological materials

{n: field} a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found
"the diamond fields of South Africa"

{n: gold digger} a woman who associates with or marries a rich man in order to get valuables from him through gifts or a divorce settlement

{n: goldbrick} anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless

{n: good, goodness} that which is pleasing or valuable or useful
"weigh the good against the bad"
"among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization"
<-> bad, badness

{n: graverobber} someone who steals valuables from graves or crypts

{n: herring} valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacific; usually salted or pickled

{n: hickory} valuable tough heavy hardwood from various hickory trees

{n: hoard, cache, stash} a secret store of valuables or money

{n: hoop pine, Moreton Bay pine, Araucaria cunninghamii} pine of Australia and New Guinea; yields a valuable light even-textured wood

{n: inflation, rising prices} a general and progressive increase in prices
"in inflation everything gets more valuable except money"
<-> deflation, disinflation

{n: kenaf, kanaf, deccan hemp, bimli, bimli hemp, Indian hemp, Bombay hemp, Hibiscus cannabinus} valuable fiber plant of East Indies now widespread in cultivation

{n: linden, linden tree, basswood, lime, lime tree} any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber

{n: lode, load} a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks

{n: mineral extraction, mineral processing, mineral dressing, ore processing, ore dressing, beneficiation} crushing and separating ore into valuable substances or waste by any of a variety of techniques

{n: most valuable player, MVP} the player judged to be the most important to the sport

{n: mountain rice, silkgrass, silk grass, Indian millet, Oryzopsis hymenoides} valuable forage grass of dry upland areas and plains of western North America to northern Mexico

{n: musk thistle, nodding thistle, Carduus nutans} Eurasian perennial naturalized in eastern North America having very spiny white cottony foliage and nodding musky crimson flower heads; valuable source of nectar

{n: nephrite} an amphibole mineral consisting of calcium magnesium silicate in monoclinic crystalline form; a source of jade that is less valuable than from jadeite; once believed to cure kidney disorders

{n: ore} a mineral that contains metal that is valuable enough to be mined

{n: placer mining} mining valuable minerals from a placer by washing or dredging

{n: placer} an alluvial deposit that contains particles of some valuable mineral

{n: plastination} a process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues; water and lipids are replaced by curable polymers (silicone or epoxy or polyester) that are subsequently hardened
"the plastination of specimens is valuable for research and teaching"

{n: plundering, pillage, pillaging} the act of stealing valuable things from a place
"the plundering of the Parthenon"
"his plundering of the great authors"

{n: portia tree, bendy tree, seaside mahoe, Thespesia populnea} pantropical tree of usually seacoasts sometimes cultivated as an ornamental for its rounded heart-shaped leaves and showy yellow and purple flowers; yields valuable pink to dark red close-grained wood and oil from its seeds

{n: precious metal} any of the less common and valuable metals often used to make coins or jewelry

{n: prepossession} the condition of being prepossessed
"the king's prepossession in my favor is very valuable"

{n: quassia, bitterwood, Quassia amara} handsome South American shrub or small tree having bright scarlet flowers and yielding a valuable fine-grained yellowish wood; yields the bitter drug quassia from its wood and bark

{n: record} anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events
"the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques"

{n: red lauan, red lauan tree, Shorea teysmanniana} valuable Philippine timber tree

{n: resource} a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed
"the local library is a valuable resource"

{n: rewa-rewa, New Zealand honeysuckle} slender elegant tree of New Zealand having racemes of red flowers and yielding valuable mottled red timber

{n: right whale} large arctic whalebone whale; allegedly the `right' whale to hunt because of its valuable whalebone and oil

{n: rockfish} the lean flesh of any of various valuable market fish caught among rocks

{n: rosewood, rosewood tree} any of those hardwood trees of the genus Dalbergia that yield rosewood--valuable cabinet woods of a dark red or purplish color streaked and variegated with black

{n: safe-deposit, safe-deposit box, safety-deposit, safety deposit box, deposit box, lockbox} a fireproof metal strongbox (usually in a bank) for storing valuables

{n: safebreaker, safecracker, cracksman} a thief who breaks open safes to steal valuable contents

{n: safe} strongbox where valuables can be safely kept

{n: safflower, false saffron, Carthamus tinctorius} thistlelike Eurasian plant widely grown for its red or orange flower heads and seeds that yield a valuable oil

{n: satinwood, satinwood tree, Chloroxylon swietenia} East Indian tree with valuable hard lustrous yellowish wood;

{n: sea lion} any of several large eared seals of the northern Pacific related to fur seals but lacking their valuable coat

{n: security, certificate} a formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends
"he held several valuable securities"

{n: spoil} (usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war)
"to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy"

{n: spring vetch, Vicia sativa} herbaceous climbing plant valuable as fodder and for soil-building

{n: strongbox, deedbox} a strongly made box for holding money or valuables; can be locked

{n: strongroom} and burglarproof and fireproof room in which valuables are kept

{n: swag} valuable goods

{n: totara, Podocarpus totara} valuable timber tree of New Zealand yielding hard reddish wood used for furniture and bridges and wharves

{n: treasure chest} a chest filled with valuables

{n: treasure trove} any collection of valuables that is discovered
"her book was a treasure trove of new ideas"
"mother's attic was a treasure trove when we were looking for antiques"

{n: valuable} something of value
"all our valuables were stolen"

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

{n: vault, bank vault} a strongroom or compartment (often made of steel) for safekeeping of valuables

{n: vetch} any of various climbing plants of the genus Vicia having pinnately compound leaves that terminate in tendrils and small variously colored flowers; includes valuable forage and soil-building plants

{n: western red cedar, red cedar, canoe cedar, Thuja plicata} large valuable arborvitae of northwestern United States

{n: western wheatgrass, bluestem wheatgrass, Agropyron smithii} valuable forage grass of western United States

{n: white elephant} a valuable possession whose upkeep is excessively expensive

{n: white sweet clover, white melilot, Melilotus alba} biennial plant; valuable honey plant

{n: worthlessness, ineptitude} having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful
"the drill sergeant's intent was to convince all the recruits of their worthlessness"
<-> worth

{n: worth} the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful
<-> worthlessness

{v: adulterate, stretch, dilute, debase} corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance ; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
"adulterate liquor"

{v: dredge, drag} search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost

{v: hold} have as a major characteristic
"The novel holds many surprises"
"The book holds in store much valuable advise"

{v: hush} run water over the ground to erode (soil), revealing the underlying strata and valuable minerals

{v: immolate} offer as a sacrifice by killing or by giving up to destruction
"The Aztecs immolated human victims"
"immolate the valuables at the temple"

{v: promote} change a pawn for a king by advancing it to the eighth row, or change a checker piece for a more valuable piece by moving it the row closest to your opponent

{v: prospect} explore for useful or valuable things or substances, such as minerals

{v: rebind} provide with a new binding
"The tattered old book is valuable and we need to rebind it"

{v: refine} attenuate or reduce in vigor, strength, or validity by polishing or purifying
"many valuable nutrients are refined out of the foods in our modern diet"

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